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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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3-D micromechanical model for predicting the elastic behaviour of woven laminates

Donadon, M. V., Falzon, B. G., Lannucci, L. & Hodgkinson, J. M., Sep 2007, In : Composites Science and Technology. 67, 11-12, p. 2467-2477 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Citations (Scopus)

A comparison of stress intensity factors through crack closure integral and other approaches using eXtended element-free Galerkin method

Muthu, N., Maiti, S. K., Falzon, B. G. & Guiamatsia, I., Sep 2013, In : Computational Mechanics. 52, 3, p. 587-605 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

A correction to the analytical solution of the mixed-mode bending (MMB) problem

Tenchev, R. T. & Falzon, B. G., Mar 2007, In : Composites Science and Technology. 67, 3-4, p. 662-668 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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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)
158 Downloads (Pure)

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)
611 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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9 Citations (Scopus)
141 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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28 Citations (Scopus)
191 Downloads (Pure)
2 Citations (Scopus)

An automated hybrid procedure for capturing mode-jumping in postbuckling composite stiffened structures

Falzon, B. G. & Cerini, M., May 2006, In : Composite Structures. 73, 2, p. 186-195 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

An Experimental and Numerical Study of the Static and Fatigue Performance of a Composite Adhesive Repair

Tenchev, R. T. & Falzon, B. G., Jun 2008, In : Key Engineering Materials. 383, p. 25-34 10 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)
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6 Citations (Scopus)
190 Downloads (Pure)

An investigation of Mode I and Mode II fracture toughness enhancement using aligned carbon nanotubes forests at the crack interface

Falzon, B. G., Hawkins, S. C., Huynh, C. P., Radjef, R. & Brown, C., Dec 2013, In : Composite Structures. 106, p. 65-73 9 p.

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55 Citations (Scopus)
814 Downloads (Pure)

A progressive failure model for composite laminates subjected to low velocity impact damage

Donadon, M. V., Iannucci, L., Falzon, B. G., Hodgkinson, J. M. & de Almeida, S. F. M., Jun 2008, In : Computers and Structures. 86, 11-12, p. 1232-1252 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

250 Citations (Scopus)

A pseudo-transient solution strategy for the analysis of delamination by means of interface elements

Tenchev, R. T. & Falzon, B. G., May 2006, In : Finite Elements in Analysis and Design. 42, 8-9, p. 698-708 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

A simple non-linear global-local finite element methodology for composite structures

Falzon, B. G., Hitchings, D. & Davies, G. A. O., 1999, In : Advanced Composites Letters. 8, 1, p. 7-12 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

A study of secondary instabilities in postbuckling composite aerostructures

Falzon, B. G. & Cerini, M., Nov 2007, In : The Aeronautical Journal. 111, 1125, p. 715-729 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

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)

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)
20 Downloads (Pure)

Automatic Insertion of Cohesive Elements for Delamination

Guiamatsia, I., Falzon, B. G. & Davies, G. A. O., Jun 2008, In : Key Engineering Materials. 383, p. 53-66 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

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)
209 Downloads (Pure)

Buckling mode transition in hat-stiffened composite panels loaded in uniaxial compression

Falzon, B. G. & Steven, G. P., Feb 1997, In : Composite Structures. 37, 2, p. 253-267 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Citations (Scopus)

Capturing mode-switching in postbuckling composite panels using a modified explicit procedure

Falzon, B. G. & Hitchings, D., Jun 2003, In : Composite Structures. 60, 4, p. 447-453 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

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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9 Citations (Scopus)
137 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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10 Citations (Scopus)
34 Downloads (Pure)

Computation of stress intensity factors in functionally graded materials using partition-of-unity meshfee method

Muthu, N., Maiti, S. K., Falzon, B. G. & Guiamatsia, I., Dec 2012, In : The Aeronautical Journal. 116, 1186, p. 1253-77 25 p.

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Computation of stress intensity factors in functionally graded materials using partition-of-unity meshfree method

Muthu, N., Maiti, S. K., Falzon, B. G. & Guiamatsia, I., Dec 2012, In : Aeronautical Journal. 116, 1186, p. 1263-1287 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)
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17 Citations (Scopus)
570 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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51 Citations (Scopus)
438 Downloads (Pure)

Delamination threshold load for dynamic impact on plates

Olsson, R., Donadon, M. V. & Falzon, B. G., May 2006, In : International Journal of Solids and Structures. 43, 10, p. 3124-3141 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

129 Citations (Scopus)

Design of composite stiffener run-outs for damage tolerance

Psarras, S., Pinho, S. T. & Falzon, B. G., Aug 2011, In : Finite Elements in Analysis and Design. 47, 8, p. 949-954 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)
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14 Citations (Scopus)
407 Downloads (Pure)

Effects of Impactor Geometry on the Low-Velocity Impact Behaviour of Fibre-Reinforced Composites: An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation

Liu, H., Liu, J., Ding, Y., Zhou, J., Kong, X., Blackman, B., Kinloch, A. J., Falzon, B. & Dear, J. P., 11 May 2020, (Accepted) In : Applied Composite Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Efficient modelling and optimisation of hybrid multilayered plates subject to ballistic impact

Yong, M., Iannucci, L. & Falzon, B. G., Jun 2010, In : International Journal of Impact Engineering. 37, 6, p. 605-624 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Element-Free Galerkin modelling of composite damage

Guiamatsia, I., Falzon, B. G., Davies, G. A. O. & Iannucci, L., Dec 2009, In : Composites Science and Technology. 69, 15-16, p. 2640-2648 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

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)
88 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)
47 Downloads (Pure)
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42 Citations (Scopus)
298 Downloads (Pure)

Failure of thick-skinned stiffener runout sections loaded in uniaxial compression

Falzon, B. G., Davies, G. A. O. & Greenhalgh, E., Aug 2001, In : Composite Structures. 53, 2, p. 223-233 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

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)
589 Downloads (Pure)

Fracture mechanics using a 3D composite element

Falzon, B. G., Hitchings, D. & Besant, T., May 1999, In : Composite Structures. 45, 1, p. 29-39 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Impact damage and repair of composite structures

Falzon, B., Jul 2009, In : The Aeronautical Journal. 113, 1145, p. 431-445 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Implementation of a non-orthogonal model for the finite element simulation of textile composite draping

Pierce, R., Falzon, B., Thompson, M. & Boman, R., May 2014, In : Applied Mechanics And Materials. 553, p. 76-81

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8 Citations (Scopus)
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6 Citations (Scopus)
152 Downloads (Pure)

Initial failure of mechanically fastened joints with offset loading

Falzon, B. G. & Davies, G. A. O., 1997, In : Advanced Composites Letters. 6, 4, p. 91-94 4 p.

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