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PhD projects

Research areas: Computational damage modelling, multifunctional composites, material characterisation, structural stability, crashworthiness of composite structures, structural optimisation, composite repair, thermoplastic joining, meshless methods, process modelling. Please check the Advanced Composites Research Group website (https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/acrg/) or contact Prof Brian G. Falzon (b.falzon@qub.ac.uk)

1993 …2020

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2020

Atmospheric pressure microplasma for antibacterial silver nanoparticle/chitosan nanocomposites with tailored properties

Sun, D., Turner, J., Jiang, N., Zhu, S., Zhang, L., Falzon, B., McCoy, C., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D. & Sun, D., 20 Jan 2020, In : Composites Science and Technology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling damage in fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite laminates subjected to three-point-bend loading

Liu, H., Liu, J., Ding, Y., Zhou, J., Kong, X., Harper, L. T., Blackman, B. R. K., Falzon, B. & Dear, J., 09 Jan 2020, In : Composite Structures.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
85 Downloads (Pure)
2 Citations (Scopus)
2019
3 Citations (Scopus)

Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Synthesized Gold Nanoparticle/Carbon Nanotube Hybrids for Photo-thermal Conversion

Sun, D., McLaughlan, J. R., Zhang, L., Falzon, B., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P. & Sun, D., 02 Apr 2019, In : Langmuir. 35, 13, p. 4577-4588 12 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Compressive failure of woven fabric reinforced thermoplastic composites with an open-hole: An experimental and numerical study

Liu, H., Falzon, B. G., Li, S., Tan, W., Liu, J., Chai, H., Blackman, B. R. K. & Dear, J. P., 01 Apr 2019, In : Composite Structures. 213, p. 108-117 10 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)

Enhancing the fracture toughness of hierarchical composites through amino‒functionalised carbon nanotube webs

Nistal, A., Falzon, B. G., Hawkins, S. C., Chitwan, R., García-Diego, C. & Rubio, F., 15 May 2019, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 165, p. 537-544

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8 Citations (Scopus)
41 Downloads (Pure)

Micromechanical analysis of interlaminar crack propagation between angled plies in mode I tests

Varandas, L. F., Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G. & Falzon, B. G., 09 Apr 2019, In : Composite Structures.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Microplasma assisted synthesis of gold nanoparticle/graphene oxide nanocomposites and their potential application in SERS sensing

Sun, D., Tang, M., Zhang, L., Falzon, B. G., Padmanaban, D. B., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P., Xu, H., Chen, M. & Sun, D., 2019, In : Nanotechnology. 30, 11 p., 455603.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of thin-ply laminates with CNT webs at the crack interface

Di Leonardo, S., Nistal, A., Catalanotti, G., Hawkins, S. C. & Falzon, B. G., 01 Oct 2019, In : Composite Structures. 225, 111178.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
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3 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling the size and strength benefits of optimised step/scarf joints and repairs in composite structures

Pierce, R. S. & Falzon, B. G., 15 Sep 2019, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 173, 107020.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
157 Downloads (Pure)

Phase morphology and mechanical properties of polyetherimide modified epoxy resins: A comparative study

Ma, H., Aravand, M. A. & Falzon, B. G., 28 Sep 2019, In : Polymer. 179, 10 p., 121640.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Thermoresponsive nanocomposites incorporating microplasma synthesized magnetic nanoparticles - synthesis and potential applications

Nolan, H., Sun, D., Falzon, B., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D. & Sun, D., Feb 2019, In : Plasma Processes and Polymers.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
159 Downloads (Pure)

Ultrasensitive Embedded Sensor for Composite Joints Based on a Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotube Web

Falzon, B., Hawkins, S. & Kumar, S., 19 Apr 2019, In : Carbon. 149, p. 380-389

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3 Citations (Scopus)
157 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Aligned carbon nanotube webs embedded in a composite laminate: A route towards a highly tunable electro-thermal system

Yao, X., Falzon, B., Hawkins, S. & Tsantzalis, S., Apr 2018, In : Carbon. 129, p. 486-494

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23 Citations (Scopus)
155 Downloads (Pure)

An advanced anti-icing/de-icing system utilizing highly aligned carbon nanotube webs

Yao, X., Hawkins, S. C. & Falzon, B. G., 20 Apr 2018, In : Carbon.

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27 Citations (Scopus)
184 Downloads (Pure)
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5 Citations (Scopus)
184 Downloads (Pure)

Enhancing the electrical conductivity of carbon fibre thin-ply laminates with directly grown aligned carbon nanotubes

Russello, M., Diamanti, E. K., Catalanotti, G., Ohlsson, F., Hawkins, S. C. & Falzon, B. G., 15 Dec 2018, In : Composite Structures. 206, p. 272-278

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10 Citations (Scopus)
84 Downloads (Pure)
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40 Citations (Scopus)
281 Downloads (Pure)

Metal Nanoparticle-Hydrogel nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications – an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Synthesis Approach

Nolan, H., Sun, D., Falzon, B., Chakrabarti, S., Babu, D., Maguire, P., Mariotti, D., Yu, T., Jones, D., Andrews, G. & Sun, D., 09 Oct 2018, In : Plasma Processes and Polymers. 15, 11, 10 p., 1800112.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
163 Downloads (Pure)
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28 Citations (Scopus)
315 Downloads (Pure)

The role of interfacial properties on the intralaminar and interlaminar damage behaviour of unidirectional composite laminates: Experimental characterization and multiscale modelling

Tan, W., Naya, F., Yang, L., Chang, T., Falzon, B. G., Zhan, L., Molina-Aldareguía, J. M., González, C. & Llorca, J., 01 Apr 2018, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 138, p. 206-221

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27 Citations (Scopus)
251 Downloads (Pure)
2017

A highly efficient ergonomic approach for the bonded repair of composite aerostructures utilising a virtual environment

Marzano, A., McKeefry, R. P. & Falzon, B. G., 2017, In : Procedia CIRP. 62, p. 21-26

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237 Downloads (Pure)

A multi-physics process model for simulating the manufacture of resin-infused composite aerostructures

Pierce, R. S., Falzon, B. & Thompson, M., 08 Sep 2017, In : Composites Science and Technology. 149, p. 269-279

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8 Citations (Scopus)
136 Downloads (Pure)

Axisymmetric structural optimization design and void control for selective laser melting

Stojanov, D., Wu, X., Falzon, B. & Yan, W., 15 May 2017, In : Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. p. 1-17

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2 Citations (Scopus)
197 Downloads (Pure)

Comment on “A tensorial based progressive damage model for fibre reinforced polymers”

Falzon, B. G., Liu, H. & Tan, W., 15 Sep 2017, In : Composite Structures. 176, p. 877-882

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8 Citations (Scopus)
132 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling interacting cracks through a level set using the element-free Galerkin method

Muthu, N., Maiti, S. K., Yan, W. & Falzon, B. G., Dec 2017, In : International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 134, p. 203-215 13 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
54 Downloads (Pure)

Simulating resin infusion through textile reinforcement materials for the manufacture of complex composite structures

Pierce, R. S. & Falzon, B. G., Oct 2017, In : Engineering. 3, 5, p. 596-607 12 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
235 Downloads (Pure)
2016
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17 Citations (Scopus)
552 Downloads (Pure)
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6 Citations (Scopus)
151 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling the crush behaviour of thermoplastic composites

Tan, W. & Falzon, B. G., 06 Oct 2016, In : Composites Science and Technology. 134, p. 57-71 15 p.

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34 Citations (Scopus)
615 Downloads (Pure)
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33 Citations (Scopus)
264 Downloads (Pure)

Permeability characterization of sheared carbon fiber textile preform

Pierce, R. S., Falzon, B. G. & Thompson, M. C., 15 Sep 2016, In : Polymer Composites. 12 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
266 Downloads (Pure)
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6 Citations (Scopus)
846 Downloads (Pure)

The role of material characterisation in the crush modelling of thermoplastic composite structures

Tan, W., Falzon, B. G., Price, M. & Liu, H., 01 Oct 2016, In : Composite Structures. 153, p. 914-927 14 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)
191 Downloads (Pure)

Validation of a 3D damage model for predicting the response of composite structures under crushing loads

Chiu, L. N. S., Falzon, B. G., Chen, B. & Yan, W., 01 Jul 2016, In : Composite Structures. 147, p. 65-73 9 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)
164 Downloads (Pure)
2015

A low-cost digital image correlation technique for characterising the shear deformation of fabrics for draping studies

Pierce, R., Falzon, B. G., Thompson, M. C. & Boman, R., Jun 2015, In : Strain. 51, 3, p. 180-189 10 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)
606 Downloads (Pure)

Crush responses of composite cylinder under quasi-static and dynamic loading

Chiu, L. N. S., Falzon, B. G., Ruan, D., Xu, S., Thomson, R. S., Chen, B. & Yan, W., 01 Nov 2015, In : Composite Structures. 131, p. 90-98 9 p.

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48 Citations (Scopus)
425 Downloads (Pure)
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14 Citations (Scopus)
400 Downloads (Pure)

Finite element modelling of composite structures under crushing load

Chiu, L. N. S., Falzon, B. G., Boman, R., Chen, B. & Yan, W., 01 Nov 2015, In : Composite Structures. 131, p. 215-228 14 p.

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33 Citations (Scopus)
580 Downloads (Pure)
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167 Citations (Scopus)
727 Downloads (Pure)
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25 Citations (Scopus)
861 Downloads (Pure)
2014
2 Citations (Scopus)

Efficiency improvement study for small wind turbines through flow control

Chawla, J., Suryanarayanan, S., Puranik, B., Sheridan, J. & Falzon, B., Sep 2014, In : Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessements. 7, p. 195-208

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13 Citations (Scopus)