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BCC Publications

Brunel Composites Centre (BCC) publications

Explore some of the technical publications, by BCC staff, in scientific journals and at conferences:

Enhanced vibration damping and viscoelastic properties of flax/epoxy composites and their carbon fibre hybrid laminates – Saeid Hosseinpour Dashatan, Moumita Sit, Zhongyi Zhang, Erwan Grossmann, Jérémy Millot, Ya Huang, Hom Nath Dhakal. Peer-reviewed paper, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 1 October 2023.

Mechanical properties of bio-based, sandwich composites containing recycled polymer textiles – Pooria Khalili, Mikael Skrifvars, Hom Nath Dhakal, Saeid Hosseinpour Dashatan, Mikael Danielsson, Alèxia Feiner Gràcia. Peer-reviewed paper, Polymers Journal, MDPI, 19 September 2023.

Lightning strike protection of aircraft through innovative composite joints – V Loukodimou, S Sampethai, A Pouchias, C Ruffell, M Asareh, M Yasaee, A Zitoun, D Fakis, M Chinery, A Payne, S Hawkes, N Jayasree, S Lewis, P English, M C Kazilas, A A Skordos, A H Seno. Presentation, International Conference on Composite Materials 2023, 31 July 2023.

Multi-fidelity data augmentation for data driven, passive impact location and force estimation, in composite structures under simulated environmental and operational conditions – Aldyandra Hami Seno, M H Ferri Aliabadi. Peer-reviewed paper, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 15 July 2023.

Thermal–mechanical metamaterial analysis and optimisation using an Abaqus plugin – Ewan Fong, Kimmo Koponen, Sadik Omairey, Peter Dunning. Peer-reviewed paper, Engineering with Computers, 17 June 2023.

Structural health monitoring platform for industrial scale composite structures – Francisco de Sá Rodrigues, Aldyandra Hami Seno, Zahra Sharif Khodaei, M H Ferri Aliabadi. Conference paper, Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics, 12 June 2023.

Defect Detection and Imaging in Composite Structures Using Magnetostrictive Patch Transducers – Akram Zitoun, Steven Dixon, Mihalis Kazilas, David Hutchins. Peer-reviewed paper, 06 January 2023.

Investigating the post-yield behavior of mineralized bone fibril arrays using a 3D non-linear finite element unit-cell model – Elham Alizadeh, Sadik Omairey, Philippe Zysset. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, Peer-reviewed paper, 06 January 2023.

Computational homogenization of metamaterial based on random fiber network – Daria Orlova, Sadik Omairey, Ayelet Lesman, Igor Berinskii. Mechanics Research Communications, Peer-reviewed paper, June 2022.

Polymer Coated Material for Innovative Reversible Dissimilar Composite-metal Joining for Automotive Applications – Sadik Omairey, Faranak Bahrami. 20th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM20), Conference presentation, June 2022.

Optimised composite crash structure development with focus on life cycle analysis for a fuel cell electric vehicle – Vasiliki Loukodimou, Nithin Amirth Jayasree, Sadik Omairey. 20th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM20), Conference presentation, June 2022.

Graphene-based strain sensing in composites for structural and health monitoring applications – Akram Zitoun, Dimitrios Fakis, Nithin Jayasree, Sadik Omairey, Fokion Oikonomidis, Zlatka Stoeva, Mihalis Kazilas. SN Applied Sciences, Peer-reviewed paper, January 2022.

Jig-less end-effector system for automating exhausting composite fuselage assembly tasks – Elena Blanco, SadikOmairey, Rafael Luque, Jose Maria Barrientos, Eduardo Ferrera, Mihalis Kazilas. IOP Materials Science and Engineering, Peer-reviewed paper, January 2022.

Design against distortion for aerospace-grade additively manufactured parts - PADICTON – Sadik Omairey, Vasiliki Loukodimou, Sofia Sampethai, Faranak Bahrami, Mihalis Kazilas, Farshad Salamat-Zadeh. IOP Materials Science and Engineering, Peer-reviewed paper, January 2022.

The effect of matrix property smoothing on the reliability of fibre reinforced composites – Sadik Omairey, Peter Dunning, Srinivas Sriramula. Springer, Peer-reviewed paper, 15 February 2022.

High Performance Pultrusion for Advanced Composites – A Pouchias, G Maistros, J Hartley, V Loukodimou, S Lewis, M Kazilas.       SAMPE21 Baden, SAMPE Conference (, Conference paper, September, 2021.

Electrical and mechanical behaviour of copper tufted CFRP composite joints – M. Asareh, A. Pouchias, A Zitoun, M. Yasaee, A. A. Skordos, M. Kazilas. SAMPE21 Baden, SAMPE Conference (, Conference paper, September, 2021.

EasyPBC: Abaqus Plugin Tool for Periodic RVE Homogenisation – Sadik Omairey. HyFiSyn school & conference, Conference presentation, September 2021.

Strain distributions for tensile and shear loading around multiple holes in a thermoplastic composite introduced by thermally assisted piercing – Faranak Bahrami, Chris Worrall, John Watts, Matthew Oldfield, Stephen Ogin. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Peer-reviewed paper, September, 2021.

Injection repair of advanced composites: a prospective method for delamination damage repair – Sadik Omairey, Nithin Jayasree, Mihalis Kazilas. Elsevier, Book Chapter, September 2021.

TCTool: End Effector Development and Industrialisation for Welding of Thermoplastic Components – Sadik Omairey. 11th EASN Virtual Conference, Conference presentation, September 2021.

A numerical anatomy-based modelling of bamboo microstructure – Layth Al-Rukaibawi, Sadik Omairey, György Károlyi. Construction and Building Materials, Peer-reviewed paper, September 2021.

Effective Elastic Properties of Extracellular Matrix Simulated as a Fiber Network – Daria Orlova, Sadik Omairey, Ayelet Lesman, Igor Berinskii. 25th ICTAM Congress, Poster, 22 August 2021.

Defects and uncertainties of adhesively bonded composite joints – Sadik Omairey, Nithin Jayasree, Mihalis Kazilas. SN Applied Sciences, Peer-reviewed paper, August 2021.

Development of innovative automated solutions for the assembly of multifunctional thermoplastic composite fuselage – Sadik Omairey, Sofia Sampethai, Luka Hans, Chris Worrall, Stuart Lewis, Daniele Negro, Tariq Sattar, Eduardo Ferrera, Elena Blanco, John Wighton, Leo Muijs, Sebastiaan L. Veldman, Marco Doldersum, Rik Tonnaer, Nithin Jayasree, Mihalis Kazilas. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Peer-reviewed paper, August 2021.

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