Polymeric Composite Materials is an area of research that in interaction with other closely related areas constitutes the basis for production and determination of the function of advanced polymer-based composite materials and structural components of today and tomorrow.
The subject involves studying and describing the relation between the manufacture, microstructure, properties and functions of composites. We study mechanisms and identifies parameters at nano, micro and meso level that control the behaviour of the composites, and describes them in mathematical terms with models that are used in the optimisation of the composites’ performance. Experimental, analytical and numerical methods are used.
The most important application areas are aerospace, car and marine industries.
Professor Janis Varna, chair professor
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics