The DRIVEN consortium organised the first project summer school at the University of Limerick (Ireland) from the 17th to the 21st of June 2019. This summer school is the first edition of a three events’ series to be organised by the consortium partners over the project duration.
This summer school focused on “Composite materials and structures – design, manufacturing and testing” which is directly linked to the DRIVEN research topic that both the University of Limerick and the University of Luxembourg are working on. The organizer of the summer school also invited PhD students, Post-doctoral researchers and Master students from their own network of contact. As a result, the 1st DRIVEN summer school attracted a total of 20 participants from the consortium but also the following organisations: TU Delft (NL), University of Bristol (UK), Polytech’ Lille (FR), IMT Mines Albi (FR) and Rice University (USA).
The speakers at this event were renowned experts in the field of composite materials and structures and world-leading researchers in the area of thermoplastic composites processing, carbon fibre processing, stiffness tailoring, composite design and manufacturing and composites joining. The summer school offered to the participants a combination of scientific lectures, practical exercises and case studies. Among the lectures, the following scientific topics were covered during the DRIVEN summer school:
- Carbon fibre production systems and resin suystems
- Manufacturing: ATP and Autoclave
- Composites characterisation and testing
- Wingbox case study (Varicomp Project Researchers)
DRIVEN consortium is really happy with the organisation of this successful summer school and we are looking forward continuing this activity with the organisation of the 2nd DRIVEN summer school at INRIA (France) in 2020.