Technology Day 2: Composites for Harsh Environments in Defence

Composites Technology Forum for UK Defence: 2022 Technology Days

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022

NCC and Online

The National Composites Centre is facilitating a series of Technology Days as part of the Composites Technology Forum for UK Defence. Each event will focus on a priority technology theme that has been identified and selected from a consultation with industry and the Ministry of Defence.

Each Technology Day will provide a collaborative discussion space between the Forum Steering Board, the UK industrial supply chain and academic communities that is focused around one of the priority technology themes. 


Technology Day 2: Composites for Harsh Environments in Defence

** Registration is open until 23 May **

Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Venue: National Composites Centre, Bristol (and online)

Our second Technology Day will focus on composites for harsh environments in the defence sector. We are inviting interest on the following topics:

  • Marine environment (surface and sub), saltwater, sea-ice and UV exposure
  • Acoustic fatigue and acoustic-thermal fatigue (jet and rocket propulsion)
  • Fire retardancy, resistance and containment, fire smoke and toxicity
  • Materials and degradation modelling for composites exposed to ionising and non-ionising radiation
  • Durability/exposure testing for composites materials
  • Environmental resistance coatings or additives for composites  

If you are interested in attending, please complete the form and submit a short abstract of no more than 500 words outlining any core capability, novel emerging technology or research ambition centred around the Technology Day. The Forum is particularly interested to hear from SMEs, industry and academic communities which are pushing the state of the art and offering new options for future competitive technology.

Following a review of the submitted abstracts, we are looking to invite a number of participants to give a short presentation on the day and to engage in the collaborative workshop and discussions. If selected, we will contact you shortly with a link to book your place. Participation is free but spaces are limited and will need to be booked.

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Monday 23 May 2022.


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