Prof. Wisnom is Director of the ACCIS research centre. His interests are mainly concerned with failure of composites and the application of finite element analysis to understand and predict the behaviour of materials and structures under load:
Failure mechanisms in composites
Fibre direction and transverse tension, compression, shear, delamination, bending. Test methods. Notched strength. Size effects. Fatigue. Modelling of failure mechanisms. Micromechanics.
Finite element analysis
Modelling techniques. Non-linear analysis. Progressive damage modelling. Buckling. Strain energy release rate analysis. Residual stresses and distortions
Failure criteria. Use of fracture mechanics. Statistical methods. Fatigue crack propagation. Influence of defects. Simulating manufacturing ...
Michael Wisnom is Director of the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science. He is a leading expert on the mechanics of fibre reinforced composites, failure mechanisms and finite element analysis, with over 250 published papers. He is Director of the Rolls-Royce Composites University Technology Centre and a member of the steering board of the National Composites Centre. He is Editor in Chief and European Editor for Applied Science and Manufacturing of the international journal Composites Part A, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and of the American Society for Composites. Professor Wisnom was awarded a Royal Society ...
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