Workshop: Crash behaviour of composites

13 September 2018 08:30–14 September 2018 17:00
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Welcome to the upcoming workshop on “Crash behaviour of composites”. It will be an opportunity to meet with international experts in academia and industry to discuss current state-of-the-art in the area of modelling and characterisation of composites in crash. Focus will be on identifying and discussing remaining research challenges and how these should be addressed. The ambition is also to establish a network of researchers active in the field.

Invited speakers

  • Crash modelling at QUB and the ICONIC resea​rch network, Brian Falzon (Queens Univ. Belfast)
  • ​Crash modelling and experiments at Swerea SICOMP, ​Robin Olsson (SICOMP)​
  • ​North American work on crash behaviour of composites, ​Reza Vaziri (Univ British Columbia)
  • ​Crash modelling at Chalmers and in Swedish crash projects, ​Martin Fagerström (Chalmers Univ Techn.)
  • ​Japanese studies of composites in crash, ​Jun Takahashi (Univ. Tokyo)​
  • ​Novel composite microstructures for increased energy absorption, ​Silvestre Pinho (Imperial College)
  • ​Strain rate behaviour of composite materials, ​Hannes Körber (TU Munich)
  • ​German design experience for composites in cars, ​David Moncayo (Daimler AG)
  • ​Composite materials for cars – demands and cost issues, ​Kaj Fredin (Volvo Cars)​

Topical discussion sessions

  • Realism of models and industrial demands
  • Efficient structural models for composites in crash
  • Strain rate behaviour of composites
  • Cost and manufacturing considerations and their implication on crash

Social event

Conference dinner Thursday evening at New Älvsborg Fortress ( including a boat ride to and from the island.

Important dates



Martin Fagerström
martin.fagerstrom [at]

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