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Publications

Journal Publications

 L. K. Grunenfelder, S. R. Nutt (2012). Prepreg age monitoring via differential scanning calorimetry. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 31(5), 295–302. DOI

“Out-Time Effects on Cure Kinetics and Viscosity for an Out of Autoclave (OOA) Prepreg: Modeling and Monitoring” D. Kim, T. Centea, S.R. Nutt, Compos. Sci. & Tech. (2014) DOI

Conference ProceEdings

G. Nilakantan; R. Olliges; R. Su; J. Barnhart; S.R. Nutt. Reuse Strategies for Out-of-Autoclave Vacuum-Bag-Only Carbon Fiber-Epoxy Prepreg Scrap; CAMX 2014, Orlando, FL, USA, October 13-16, 2014.

S.R. Nutt, T. Centea et al. Sustainable Manufacturing Using Out-of-Autoclave Prepregs. CAMX 2014, Orlando, FL, United States, October 13-16, 2014.

Y. Ma, T. Centea, G. Nilakantan and S.R. Nutt. Vacuum Bag Only Processing of Complex Shapes: Effect of Corner Angle, Material Properties and Processing Conditions. American Society of Composites 29th Technical Conference/16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials/ASTM D-30 Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, September 8-10, 2014.

M.-S. Wu, T. Centea and S.R. Nutt. Process Optimization for Compression Molding of Reused Prepreg Scrap. American Society of Composites 29th Technical Conference/16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials/ASTM D-30 Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, September 8-10, 2014.

T. Centea and S.R. Nutt. Out-of-Autoclave Prepreg Processing: Effect of Material, Size and Process Parameters on Cost and Environmental Impact. SAMPE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Seattle, WA, United States, June 2-5, 2014. 

L. Hamill, T. Centea, G. Nilakantan and S.R. Nutt. Surface Porosity in Out-of-Autoclave Prepreg Processing: Causes and Reduction Strategies. SAMPE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Seattle, WA, United States, June 2-5, 2014.

D. Kim, T. Centea and S.R. Nutt. Dielectric Monitoring of Out-Time Effects For Out-of-Autoclave (OOA) Prepreg Processing. SAMPE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Seattle, WA, United States, June 2-5, 2014.

L. Hamill, T. Centea, G. Nilakantan, D. Decker and S.R. Nutt. Minimizing Surface Porosity in Vacuum Bag-Only Prepreg Processing. Society of Manufacturing Engineers Composites Manufacturing Conference 2014, Covington, KY, United States, April 8-10, 2014.

A. Smith, K. Goyette, C. Kazanas, P. Hubert. Development of Heated Tooling Solution to Improve Process Flexibility for Out-of-Autoclave Prepregs. SAMPE TECH 2013 Conference and Exhibition, Witcha, Kansas, United States, October 21-24, 2013.

A Review of Acceptance Criteria and Process Requirements. Workshop on The Quality in Manufacturing Fibre Reinforced Polymer Materials, Chesterfield, United Kingdom, April 30, 2013.

An Update on the Activities in Bristol Regarding Design for Recycling and Reuse/Recycling. Workshop on the Design for the End of Life of Fibre Reinforced Composite Materials, Chesterfield, United Kingdom, September 25, 2013.

L.D. Bloom, M. Elkington, C. Ward, K. Potter. On Prepreg Properties and Manufacturability. 24th SICOMP Conf Manufacturing and Design Composites, Linköping, Sweden, May 30-31, 2013.

D. Crowley, C. Ward, K. Potter, K. Jonas, N. Jennings, O. Kasyutich. A Study into Composite Laminators’ Motivation. FAIM’13 23rd Intl Conf, Porto, Portugal, June 24-26, 2013.

M. Elkington, D. Bloom, C. Ward, A.P. Chatzimichali, K.D. Potter. Understanding the lamination Process. ICCM 19, Montreal, Canada, July 28 -August 2, 2013.

L.D. Bloom, M. Elkington, C. Ward, K. Potter. On Prepreg Properties and Manufacturability. ICCM 19, Montreal, Canada, July 28 – August 2, 2013.

D. Ivanov, Y. Li, C. Ward, K. Potter. Transitional Behaviour of Prepregs in Automated Fibre Deposition Processes. ICCM 19, Montreal, Canada, July 28- August 2, 2013.

D. Crowley, C. Ward, K. Potter. A Status of Acceptance Criteria and Process Requirements in Advanced Composites Manufacturing, and whether they are Fit for Purpose. SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition, Montreal, Canada, September 24-26, 2013.

D. Crowley, C. Ward, K. Potter. The Manufacture of Advanced Composite Parts to Rigid Industrial Specifications - can it be made? SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition, Montreal, Canada, September 24-26, 2013.

C. Ward, V. Bhatnagar, K. Potter. Developing an automated system for the removal of protective films from pre-preg material, to remove a manufacturing bottleneck in terms of pick and place automation. SAMPE SEICO 13, Wuppertal, Germany, 11-12 September, 2013.

R. Helmus, T. Centea, P. Hubert, R. Hinterholzl. An integrated Process Model for Air Evacuation and Tow Impregnation in Out-of-Autoclave Prepreg Consolidation. American Society for Composites 28th Technical Conference, University Park, PA, United States, September 9 – 11, 2013.