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Title: Thermally induced multi-stable composites for morphing aircraft applications
Author: Mattioni, Filippo
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 7539
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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This research focuses on the realisation of 'shape-adaptable' systems through unsymmetrical laminates. The residual stress field which is built-into this type of laminates, is used to obtain panels with two or more equilibrium states. Such systems provide a possible solution for the realisation of morphing structures because they allow to simultaneously fulfil the contradictory requirements of flexibility and stiffness.
Supervisor: Weaver, Paul Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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