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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 204 Citations
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Dr Edward Archer is a Senior Lecturer of Advanced Composite materials in the School of Engineering and a member of the Engineering Research Institute. His research is focused on manufacturing and characterising 3D woven composite reinforcement structures and the prediction of their properties with key aspects of the work carried out in collaboration with major companies in several industrial sectors. He has recently been awarded a prestigious EPSRC grant to develop new composite materials. In addition, he has developed a bespoke composites training course for Aerospace professionals which he has delivered to 1200 Engineers in UK and Canada over the last 5 years. He has published many journal papers in this field and his research group operates both within the Engineering Composites Research Centre at Ulster and at Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE) in Belfast. He is Technical Director at the University spinout company Axis Composites Ltd. His contributions to advanced composite materials have recently been recognised by way of receipt of an ‘Honourable Mention’ certificate from Guy Hachey the President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Global Aerospace.Ed graduated with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in polymer processing from Queen’s University Belfast and took employment with Irish Composites for 2 years before accepting a Research position at Ulster University in 2006.

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Research Output

A Feature-Based Cost Estimation Model for Wind Turbine Blade Spar Caps

Clarke, J., McIlhagger, AT., Archer, E., Dooher, T., Flanaga, T. & Schubel, P., 30 Mar 2020, In : Applied System Innovation. 3, 17, 26 p., doi:10.3390/asi3020017.

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    Improved crush energy absorption in 3D woven composites by pick density modification

    Neale, G., Dahale, M., Yoo, S., Toso, N., Mc Garrigle, C., Quinn, JP., Kelly, J., McIlhagger, AT., Archer, E. & Harkin-Jones, E., 1 Jul 2020, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 192, 9 p., 108007.

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    A unified framework for the multi-scale computational homogenisation of 3D-textile composites

    Ullah, Z., University of Glasgow, Cardiff University, Archer, E., McIlhagger, AT. & Harkin-Jones, E., 15 Jun 2019, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 167, p. 582-598 17 p.

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
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