WG 191 – Composites for Hydraulic Structures (online)
Design and Manufacture with Composites an iterative approach – Casper Kruger, Director at Structural Evolution Ltd
Casper has 12 years’ experience as a structural engineer with a specific interest in composites. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Structural Engineering, and is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Plymouth University. He is also a Chartered member at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and supported the InCom working group 191 in preparing a design guide for Composites Hydraulic Structures.
He started Structural Evolution Ltd in September 2020 to promote and support the use of advanced composites in the civil, rail, marine and renewable markets.
Emerging use of Composites within Marine Civil Engineering – Neil Appleton, Market Development Lead at National Composites Centre (NCC)
An overview of fibre reinforced polymer composite materials, a materials group that is used for diverse applications from the demanding performance of satellites to more mundane structures such as sheet pile walls. Composites can be at the cutting edge of innovation so there will be an insight into some of the technology developments at the National Composites Centre relevant to the sector, from maximising performance or productivity to recycling. Concluding by showing how the materials group relates to Marine Civil Engineering through examples of how their unique benefits can, or could be, exploited within marine structures.
Neil has over 40 years of experience as an Engineer. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering. He has a great depth of experience in the design and fabrication of composite structures for industrial and construction applications. He has specific experience with applications within the construction sector, water industry, oil and gas and structural repair. Neil works for the National Composites Centre which is the UK’s leading centre of excellence and innovation in composites technology. The NCC provides collaborative, open-access, research, technology and people development, delivering world-class innovation and knowledge transfer for the design, manufacture and application of composites.