Mechanics of Composites Lab

"Using a fundamental understanding of the physical processes underlying failure of composite materials, we stand to not only to design more efficient lightweight structures, but also to design improved composite micro-structures with bespoke mechanical response.

We aim to deliver world-leading research on the experimental investigation, analytical modelling and numerical simulation of the mechanical response of fibre-reinforced composite materials.

Our group consists of passionate, creative and committed researchers, which pursue excellence on every aspect of their research."

Dr Silvestre Pinho

Lab Leader

 Key Contributions

Current Projects



Other Collaborators:

Dr Pedro Baiz

Professor António Torres Marques

Proessor Paul Robinson

Dr Norbert Blanco

Professor Lorenzo Ianucci

Professor Paulo M S Tavares de Castro

Dr Rafael Palacios

Professor Pedro Ponces Camanho