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The University of Southern Queensland - Centre for Future Materials

Advanced composite pultrusion manufacturing for next-generation civil structures
This programme is focused on a holistic engineering approach to optimise the existing composite
pultrusion process for increased productivity
and development of novel value-added products
such as fire-retardant civil structures to be used in
rail and pedestrian bridges. These high-strength
advanced structures will capture new high-value
markets such as oil & gas and transport in national and international markets such as the US and
Europe. This programme focuses on the development of novel resins, additives, advanced flow
visualisation and prediction, pultrusion fibre delivery techniques, defect predication and elimination, numerical structural analysis, and advanced
bonding/joining techniques. These streams of
work are combined to deliver a package of work
that allows for an increased speed to market for
new products, paired with faster manufacturing
rates than would previously have been possible.
USQ houses the only university-based "industrial-scale pultrusion facility", soon to be coupled
with a high-volume dual-ring braider for enhanced fibre orientations, opening new markets
for cost-effective and high-strength pull-braided
composites.
Funding: CRC-P Round 6 -
Australian Government

#1

Professor Peter Schubel,
Executive Director
Institute of Advanced
Engineering & Space
Sciences (USQ)

Next-generation out-of-autoclave composites repair
Sustaining Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) structures is a major challenge for
aerospace vehicle operators in both military and commercial applications. The research is
to integrate computer simulation and real-time pressure field mapping, to repair degraded
or damaged composite structures and to enhance the reliability of in-situ out-of-autoclave
repairs of aerospace-grade CFRP composites while reducing the reliance on skilled operators by developing equipment to measure the key consolidation parameters with a focus
on localised pressure fields. Integrating the developed processes into a practical control
solution requires an understanding of the link between the localised pressure fields during
consolidation and repair defects. Successful implementation of the process and associated
controls will lead to increased repair reliability and repeatability for commercial and military aircraft.
Funding: Defence Science and Technology (Next Generation Technology Fund)

#2
#3

Advanced thermoelectrics for next-generation power generators and coolers
This programme focuses on the development of high-efficiency thermoelectrics for next-generation power generators and coolers by using a novel industry-level approach, coupled with device design and materials engineering
strategies. The key breakthrough is to develop efficient thermoelectric generators and coolers using state-of-art thermoelectric materials with engineered
chemistry and unique structures. The developed technology will solid-state
convert variable heat (including industry waste heat or sunlight or body heat)
into sustainable electricity for power generation with a comparable conversion
efficiency. Moreover, this technology can also be reversely used as coolers for
wearable electronics and information devices. The expected outcomes will lead
to an innovative technology for harvesting electricity and refrigeration, which
will place Australia at the forefront of energy, electronics, and safeguards.
Funding: ARC Discovery and ARC Linkage - Australian Government,
Australian Coal Association

Professor Peter Schubel is the Executive Director for the Institute of Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences
(IAESS) and Director of the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) at The University of Southern Queensland
(USQ), leading a team of over 160 researchers. His particular area of expertise is the design and processing of
high-value composite components and structures, focusing in particular on automated manufacturing, process development, advanced infusion processing, repair and surface metrology. His research activity cuts across multiple
sectors such as aerospace, space, defence and civil. Prof Schubel has been awarded over $45million in competitive
research grants and external contracts in the past ten years, produced over 80 journal publications, and has been
awarded both JEC Asia and JEC Europe Innovation Awards. He returned to Australia in 2016 after spending 16
years in the UK at the University of Nottingham, working with companies such as Aston Martin, Airbus, BAE
Systems, GE Aviation, Safran, Rolls Royce PLC, Hexcel and Solvay. In Australia, Prof Schubel runs several projects
in the defence and space sectors with Boeing, DST, and the US Airforce.
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Since 2018: Executive Director, Institute of Advanced Engineering & Space Sciences (USQ)
Since 2016: Director & Professor of Composites Manufacturing, Centre for Future Materials (USQ)
2015-2016: Associate Professor in Composites Manufacturing (University of Nottingham, UK)
2014-2016: Deputy Director of the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture (University of
Bristol)
2011-2016: National Centre Manager (EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites)
2011-2015: Principal Research Fellow (University of Nottingham, UK)
2004-2011: Senior Research Engineer (University of Nottingham, UK)
2004: PhD in Polymer Composites Engineering (University of Nottingham, UK)
1999: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering - Honours (USQ, Australia)

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020

Cover
Edito
“We can change the way we envision global shipping overall”
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Agenda
BUSINESS
Human ressources - Skills requirements in the composite materials sector – the French example
Startup - Make lightness and performance affordable without compromising the environment
Offshore - GWEC: Asia Pacific to become the largest offshore wind market by 2030
MANUFACTURING
Additive manufacturing - The METHOD platform expands to support more materials,applications, and markets
Automation - One-shot manufacturing of cylindrical lattice structures for satellite applications
Recycling - World’s first fully-recycled thermoplastic composite application in aerospace
Additive molding - From large-scale continuous thermoplastic composites to mass production
FEATURE AUTOMOTIVE - Is it possible to do better?
FRP - Fully coupled processstructure analysis for automotive center floor panel
Honeycomb - Composite materials for lighter vehicles
Additive manufacturing - Transforming composite production processes with FDM additive manufacturing
EV - All-composite EV wheel moves to next development phase with pilot production
Security - The world’s fastest armoured car
Natural fibre - Sustainable composite solution for new Toyota LQ concept car
SOLUTIONS
Defence - Drones as wingmen
City - Composites for tomorrow’s cities
Maintenance - Degradation mechanism and maintenance of GFRP hydrochloric acid storage tanks
TECHNOLOGY
Bonding - Adhesion properties of bonded composite-to-aluminium joints using peel tests
Inside the lab - The University of Southern Queensland - Centre for Future Materials
Method - Weight and cost reduction with double-double laminates
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Cover
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - “We can change the way we envision global shipping overall”
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 5
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - In brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Human ressources - Skills requirements in the composite materials sector – the French example
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 12
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Startup - Make lightness and performance affordable without compromising the environment
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 15
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 16
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Offshore - GWEC: Asia Pacific to become the largest offshore wind market by 2030
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 18
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Additive manufacturing - The METHOD platform expands to support more materials,applications, and markets
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 20
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Automation - One-shot manufacturing of cylindrical lattice structures for satellite applications
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 22
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 23
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Recycling - World’s first fully-recycled thermoplastic composite application in aerospace
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 26
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Additive molding - From large-scale continuous thermoplastic composites to mass production
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - FRP - Fully coupled processstructure analysis for automotive center floor panel
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 32
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 33
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Honeycomb - Composite materials for lighter vehicles
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Additive manufacturing - Transforming composite production processes with FDM additive manufacturing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 38
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - EV - All-composite EV wheel moves to next development phase with pilot production
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 40
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Security - The world’s fastest armoured car
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 43
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Natural fibre - Sustainable composite solution for new Toyota LQ concept car
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Defence - Drones as wingmen
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 48
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - City - Composites for tomorrow’s cities
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Maintenance - Degradation mechanism and maintenance of GFRP hydrochloric acid storage tanks
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 53
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Bonding - Adhesion properties of bonded composite-to-aluminium joints using peel tests
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 56
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 57
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 58
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 60
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 61
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Inside the lab - The University of Southern Queensland - Centre for Future Materials
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 63
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - Method - Weight and cost reduction with double-double laminates
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #137 - November/December 2020 - 65
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