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P W R Beaumont DSc

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Dr Peter Beaumont, BSc (Hons) DPhil DSc
  • BSc(Hons), University of Surrey, 1967
  • DPhil, University of Sussex, 1970
  • DSc, University of Sussex, 2000
  • Biography
Research Interests:
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Polymers, Ceramics and Composites
  • Micromechanisms of Deformation and Fracture
  • Damage and Fracture Mechanics of Structural Composites
  • Fatigue, Stress Corrosion Cracking, Lifetime Prediction
  • Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials
  • Microstructural Management and Predictive Design
  • Damage Tolerance, Reliability, Durability,
  • Composite Patch Repair of Damaged and Ageing Aircraft
  • Synthesis, Fabrication, Characterization and Performance
  • In-situ Dynamic Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Materials in Support of the Ailing Human Frame
Research Group Affiliation: Publications of particular interest:
  1. "Damage mechanics of composite materials at elevated temperatures - Part 1-4." With K. D. Cowley. CUED/C-MATS/TR 233 and 234 and Composite Science & Technology, (1997).
  2. "Micromechanics of crack growth in fibre composites: observing and modelling the failure process." With R. A. Dimant and H. R. Shercliff. International Conference on Composite Materials, Brisbane, Australia, ICCM-XI (1997).
  3. "A new micromechanical theory for the stress corrosion cracking of glass fibre-epoxy composites." With H. Sekine. CUED/MATS/TR 236 and Composite Science & Technology, (1998).
  4. "Towards a predictive design methodology of composite materials." With S. M. Spearing. CUED/MATS/TR 237 and Applied Composite Materials, (1998).

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Last updated 20 January 2005