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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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2015
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25 Citations (Scopus)
875 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)
32 Citations (Scopus)

Modified crack closure integral technique for extraction of SIFs in meshfee methods

Muthu, N., Falzon, B. G., Maiti, S. K. & Khoddam, S., Jan 2014, In : Finite Elements in Analysis and Design. 78, p. 25-39 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Study of localized damage in composite laminates using micro-macro approach

Soni, G., Gupta, S., Singh, R., Mitra, M., Yan, W. & Falzon, B., Jul 2014, In : Composite Structures. 113, p. 1-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)
2013

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)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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55 Citations (Scopus)
819 Downloads (Pure)

Integrating allowable design strains in composites with whole life value

Price, M., Murphy, A., Butterfield, J., Falzon, B. & Quinn, D., 2013, In : Procedia CIRP. 11, p. 278-283 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)
678 Downloads (Pure)

Investigating the use of compliant webs in the damage-tolerant design of stiffener run-outs

Psarras, S., Pinho, S. & Falzon, B., Feb 2013, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 45, 1, p. 70-77 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)
2012

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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)

The use of a GA to improve the postbuckling strength of stiffened composite panels susceptible to secondary instabilities

Falzon, B. G. & Faggiani, A., Feb 2012, In : Composite Structures. 94, 3, p. 883-895 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)
2011

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)

Numerical analysis of intralaminar failure mechanisms in composite structures, Part I: FE implementation

Falzon, B. G. & Apruzzese, P., Jan 2011, In : Composite Structures. 93, 2, p. 1039-46 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 Citations (Scopus)

Numerical analysis of intralaminar failure mechanisms in composite structures, Part II: Applications

Falzon, B. G. & Apruzzese, P., Jan 2011, In : Composite Structures. 93, 2, p. 1047-53 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

62 Citations (Scopus)

Optimization of Composite Structures to Delay Mode Jump Instabilities

Faggiani, A. A., Falzon, B. G. & Brunner, D., Apr 2011, In : AIAA Journal. 49, 4, p. 703-711 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Towards a virtual testing environment for composite aerostructures

Falzon, B. G., 2011, In : Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 8, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010

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)

Predicting low-velocity impact damage on a stiffened composite panel

Faggiani, A. & Falzon, B. G., Jun 2010, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 41, 6, p. 737-749 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

213 Citations (Scopus)
2009

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)

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)
2008

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

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

251 Citations (Scopus)

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)

On the application of genetic algorithms for optimising composites against impact loading

Yong, M., Falzon, B. G. & Iannucci, L., Nov 2008, In : International Journal of Impact Engineering. 35, 11, p. 1293-1302 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)
2007

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 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 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)

Intralaminar toughness characterisation of unbalanced hybrid plain weave laminates

Donadon, M. V., Falzon, B. G., Iannucci, L. & Hodgkinson, J. M., Jun 2007, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 38, 6, p. 1597-1611 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)

Numerical analysis of stiffener runout sections

Faggiani, A. & Falzon, B. G., Mar 2007, In : Applied Composite Materials. 14, 2, p. 145-158 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Optimization strategy for minimizing damage in postbuckling stiffened panels

Faggiani, A. & Falzon, B. G., Oct 2007, In : AIAA Journal. 45, 10, p. 2520-2528 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)
2006

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)

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)

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)

Structural testing and numerical simulation of a 34 m composite wind turbine blade

Jensen, F. M., Falzon, B. G., Ankersen, J. & Stang, H., Oct 2006, In : Composite Structures. 76, 1-2, p. 52-61 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

174 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Stiffener debonding mechanisms in post-buckled CFRP aerospace panels

Meeks, C., Greenhalgh, E. & Falzon, B. G., Jul 2005, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 36, 7, p. 934-946 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

57 Citations (Scopus)

Use of arc-length method for capturing mode jumping in postbuckling aerostructures

Cerini, M. & Falzon, B. G., Mar 2005, In : AIAA Journal. 43, 3, p. 681-689 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Web-assisted first-year undergraduate teaching in engineering

Falzon, B. G. & Brown, C. J., 2005, In : Computer Applications in Engineering Education. 13, 2, p. 125-132 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
2004

Predicting the ultimate load of a CFRP wingbox

Koundouros, M., Falzon, B. G., Soutis, C. & Lord, S. J., Jul 2004, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 35, 7-8, p. 895-903 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
2003

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)

The Behavior of compressively loaded stiffener runout specimens - Part I: Experiments

Falzon, B. G. & Davies, G. A. O., Mar 2003, In : Journal of Composite Materials. 37, 5, p. 381-400 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

The Behavior of compressively loaded stiffener runout specimens - Part II: Finite element analysis

Falzon, B. G. & Hitchings, D., Mar 2003, In : Journal of Composite Materials. 37, 6, p. 481-501 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)
2002

The geometry of unstented and stented pig common carotid artery bypass grafts

Caro, C., Jeremy, J., Watkins, N., Bulbulia, R., Angelini, G., Wan, S., Yim, A., Sherwin, S., Peiro, J., Papaharilaou, Y., Falzon, B., Giordana, S. & Griffiths, C., 2002, In : Biorheology. 39, 3-4, p. 507-512 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)
2001

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)
34 Citations (Scopus)
2000

Postbuckling behaviour of a blade-stiffened composite panel loaded in uniaxial compression

Falzon, B. G., Stevens, K. A. & Davies, G. O., May 2000, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 31, 5, p. 459-468 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

91 Citations (Scopus)
1999

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)

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)