Technology Day 3: Composites for High Service Temperature

Composites Technology Forum for UK Defence: 2022 Technology Days

Wednesday, 28 - Thursday, 29 Sep 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 3: Composites for High Service Temperature

Expressions of interest close: Wednesday 31st August 2022

Date: Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th September 2022
Venue: National Composites Centre, Bristol (and online)

Do you have a novel materials or manufacturing technology relating to the use of composite material in high temperature service environments? Our third Technology Day will focus on composites for high service temperature. We are inviting interest on the following topics:

  • High Tg polymer matrix composites technology (200C and above)
  • Metal matrix composites technology for high temperature applications
  • Ceramic matrix composites technology for high temperature applications
  • Thermal barrier coatings for composites, heatshields and ablatives
  • Novel materials for high temperature hypersonic flight applications
  • Testing of high temperature composites (methods and standards development)
  • Composites design for high service temperature
  • Thermal modelling for composites in high temperature
  • Joining technologies for composite assemblies in high temperature applications, i.e. thermal expansion matching

Day 1 of the event will focus on polymers and metal matrix composites. Day 2 will focus on ceramic matrix composites. Participants are welcome to attend a day of their choice or both days. 

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. 


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