Call for New PhD Candidate
AMAC is seeking an exceptional applicant for a PhD project on Composite Marine Propeller Durability. This is a collaborative project between DST Group, an AMAC industry partner and AMAC. This PhD project is part of a DST Group research program to understand durability of composite materials under operational conditions including the effects of water absorption and foreign body impact behaviour.
Naval Group and AMAC demonstrate potential new application of composite materialWeight reduction and structural health monitoring of masts to bring broader benefit to entire vessels and naval defence industry.
Naval Group Pacific, in partnership with the ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) at UNSW Sydney, has successfully demonstrated how a carbon composite embedded with fibre optics could be used for structural applications in marine vessels. The proof-of-concept test was designed to determine how a composite embedded with fibre optics could be used in the masts of marine vessels that may house vital equipment such as radars and periscopes.