Pre-conference Composites Workshop

Pre-conference Composites Workshop:

You are Invited to attend a short course on “Processing and Process Simulation of Advanced Composites” as part of the CANCOM 2019 conference to be held on: July 22, 2019; download the full program here.


Tentative Scheulde
9:00 – 10:30
Module 1: Introduction to Manufacturing Processes for Composites. This is an introduction to common manufacturing methods including autoclave processing, liquid composite moulding, AFP, and press moulding as well as manufacturing-induced defects.
10:45 – 12:15

Module 2: Introduction to Composites Process Simulation. Typical modeling and simulation frameworks for process simulation of composites will be introduced. Characterization methods of the system and material response will be reviewed and case studies on predicting dimensional changes in composites using commercial tools will be discussed.
13.15 – 14:45
Module 3: Introduction to Thermal Management of Composites during Processing. The effect of temperature history on curing of thermoset composites will be discussed. Convective curing of composites and system response of equipment, tool, part and material will be reviewed along with several case studies.
15:00 – 16:00
Module 4: Review of the Manufacturing Processes for Boeing 787 and 777X. This seminar will provide a behind the scenes look at the 787 and 777X from a manufacturing perspective.

Dr. Navid Zobeiry is a Research Associate and Lecturer at the Materials Engineering department at UBC. He has been teaching the Composite Materials course at UBC for the past seven years. He also holds the position of the Team Lead – Manufacturing and Testing at the Composites Research Network (CRN). His main areas of expertise are process simulation, process characterization, failure analysis and theory-guided machine learning.
Dr. Christophe Mobuchon is a Research Associate at the Materials Engineering Department at UBC and Team Lead – Materials Characterization at the Composites Research Network (CRN). He is the recipient of the 2006 Rio Tinto Alcan award for Academic and Research Excellence. Prior to CRN, he served as an Assistant Professor at L’Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France).

Dr. Casey Keulen is a Research Engineer and Sessional Lecturer in the Materials Engineering Department at UBC and Composites Research Network (CRN). Casey has over 17 years of experience working with industry in various roles. Prior to joining the CRN, he worked on two projects that won prestigious JEC awards for novel applications of composite materials. His main area of expertise lies in composites processing with a focus on liquid composite moulding.