PhD Students


Victoria Zinnecker


Project Title: Optimisation of laser-assisted automated fibre placement (AFP) for manufacture of metal-composite hybrids
Abstract: This project will develop a production-viable AFP process for reinforcement of metallic components with automated placement of unidirectional TPCs. The research will include investigation of surface texturing of metal substrates for optimal laser absorption and metal composite bond quality; metalcomposite interaction with possible adhesive inclusion and/or treatments; thermal modelling and measurements of the bond line temperature history to understand the effects of process parameter settings; and analysis of process constraints, limits of geometrical complexity for automotive part manufacture and cycle times.

University: ANU
Scholarship: ARC Training Centre
Supervisor: Professor Paul Compston

Yiwen GU


Project Title: Abrasive waterjet machining of composites


University: UNSW
Scholarship: ARC Training Centre
Supervisor: Professor Jun Wang & Professor Gangadhara Prusty

Veldyanto Tanulia


Project Title: Damage tolerance of bonded patch repairs for primary structures


University: UNSW
Scholarship: ARC Training Centre
Supervisor: Professor Gangadhara Prusty & Dr. Garth Pearce