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Name Professor Paul Weaver
Job title Professor in Lightweight Structures
Department Department of Aerospace Engineering University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc, PhD(N'cle)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies AIAA
Keywords composite structures
bicycle frame design
Stiffness tailoring
buckling
lightweight structures
aircraft wing design
rotor blade design
Morphing composites
Areas of expertise 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.