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Professor Paul Weaver


My expertise lies in design and analysis of lightweight structures, particularly those constructed from composite materials. I have designed lightweight carbon fibre bicycle frames and have design methods for buckling analysis used by NASA, Agusta-Westland Helicopters, Airbus UK and Vestas (wind turbines). Stability and stiffness critical structures are my forte.

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  • composite structures
  • bicycle frame design
  • Stiffness tailoring
  • buckling
  • lightweight structures
  • aircraft wing design
  • rotor blade design