Monday 8 April 2019, National Composites Centre, Bristol, UK 

Monday 8 April 2019
All presentations will take place in the Faraday & Newton rooms
 08.30-09.00 Registration
 09.00-09.10 Welcome and overview of proceedings
 David Hallam, DSTL
  Session 1: Setting the scene – Highlight requirements, where we are to date and where we want to be etc.
 09.10-09.35 NDE requirements and opportunities for improved through-life
 management of composites
 David Hallam, DSTL
 09.35-10.00 The latest composites for military air vehicles and the challenges
 this will bring for NDT
 Kevin Pickup, BAE Systems
 10.00-10.25  NDE of out-of-plane ply waviness in doubly curved CFRP aircraft
 structures – stress analysis perspectives
 Vijay Sahadevan, GKN Aerospace
 10.25-10.55 Tea and coffee

 Session 2: Structural health monitoring (SHM)
 Where we are – Industry
 Dr Amir Rezai, BAE Systems
 SHM research at University of Sheffield
 Dr Ramon Fuentes, University of Sheffield
 SHM for composite materials within the Clean Sky 2 'Sherlock' project
 Dr Zahra Sharif-Khodaei, Imperial College

 Session 3: NDT for the design and manufacturing stage
 Ply waviness imaging using FMC
 Tom Bertenshaw, GKN Aerospace
 Transitioning ultrasonic ply-tracking algorithms from academia to industry
 Professor Robert Smith, University of Bristol
 Project plan on reshaping the testing pyramid programme
 Professor Robert Smith, University of Bristol
 14.25-14.50  Eddy current characterisation of composite stacking sequence  Dr Rob Hughes, University of Bristol
 Tea and coffee

 Session 4: Process verification and concession decision-making
 Robotic inspection of high value and large-scale aircraft wings
 Dr Carmelo Mineo, University of Strathclyde
 15.35-16.35  Panel session – Discuss and agree the way forward
 - Are we on the right path?
 - Do we need to refine requirements/research direction?
 - What is required to deliver these requirements/benefits?
 16.35-16.45  Review of the day's talks and discussions
 16.45-17.20  Tour of National Composites Centre
 17.20  Depart

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