On 8th May 2015, Francesco Previtali defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Morphing Wing Based on Compliant Elements”.
The research focus of Francesco was the development and optimization of morphing wings based on compliant ribs under consideration of three-dimensional aerostructural behaviour. He also introduced the concept of a double corrugation and conducted its in-depth studies to enhance the properties of the morphing skin.
We congratulate him on this great achievement and wish him all the best for the future!
Author: I. Kuder | Date: 14.05.2015 | Details: »»
Christoph Schneeberger obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zürich. During his studies, he specialized in modeling and processing of composite materials, writing his Master’s thesis entitled “Modeling of Unsaturated Flow in Hybrid OoA Prepreg/LCM Processes” at our institute. Additionally, he was a member of the Formula Student Electric Team at ETH Zürich, focusing on the design and manufacturing of a hybrid composite and aluminum rim.
Mr. Schneeberger’s work will investigate the development and application of sheath-core bicomponent fibers as intermediate materials for continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites. We wish him all the best for his work!
Author: C. Thurnherr | Date: 13.04.2015 | Details: »»
At the 3rd International Conference on Buckling and Postbuckling Behaviour of Composite Laminated Shell Structures the CMAS lab participated with a presentation entitled “Structural Tailoring for Enhanced Bending-Twist Coupling through Elastic Instability”.
The conference was organized by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems of TU Braunschweig, Germany.
Falk Runkel presented his work on shape adaptation of wing structures exploiting static instabilities of structurally tailored composite wing components.
Author: G. Molinari | Date: 09.04.2015 | Details: »»
On March 20th, twelve students presented the work of their master theses conducted at our chair. Moreover, twenty students gave an overview of the ongoing work in their bachelor and semester theses. The topics of the theses are placed in various research areas of our laboratory, like morphing wings, structural design and composite processing. We congratulate the master students on completing their thesis and thank all the students for their contributions to our chair’s research!
Author: R. Kussmaul | Date: 26.03.2015 | Details: »»
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