Seminar on Composites Processing, Inspection and Repair

Date: 04 Mar 2008 - 04 Mar 2008

Venue: Seminar Room, Valley Block


This seminar aims to bring together exponents of the leading local composite developers and users (current and prospective) to raise awareness on interesting technologies currently available and those being developed in Singapore (both in SIMTech and other organisations). The seminar will also highlight opportunities for collaboration to strengthen local capabilities in the field of composites.

Who Should Attend

This event is targeted at researchers, R & D Managers, engineers from the aerospace, defence, precision engineering, transportation industry and academia relevant to composite materials.



9.00 am            Registration

9.30 am            Welcome Address

9.40 am            Keynote Presentation 1 : Thermoplastic Composites for 
                           Aerospace and Wind Energy Applications
                           by Prof Harald E.N.Bersee, Technical University Delft


10.30 am           Laser Machining of Carbon Reinforced Plastic Composites
                            by Dr Li Zhongli, SIMTech

11.00 am           Tea Break


11.30 am           Plasma pre-treatment for Composite Bonding
                            by Dr Martin Landert, SIMTech


12.00 pm           An Overview of the Braiding Process, Braid & its Exemplary
                            Applications by Mr Elvin S. M. Chia, DSO National Laboratories


12.30 pm           Lunch + Networking

1.30 pm             Keynote Presentation 2 : Reactive Liquid Composite Moulding:
                            the Alternative for Composite Manufacturing for High  
                            Performance Composite Parts
                            by Prof Jose M. Castro, Ohio State University


2.30 pm             Effects and Applications of Composite-Packaged Fiber Bragg
                            Grating Sensors by Dr Emily Hao, I2R


3.00 pm             Towards Reliable Progressive Failure Prediction of Composite
                            Structures by Prof T.E. Tay, NUS

3.30 pm             Tea Break


4.00 pm             Ultrasonic Composite Damage Detection
                            by Dr Ian Chan, SIMTech


4.30 pm             Heat and Mass Transfer in Aerospace Composites
                            Manufacturing by Prof S.C Joshi, NTU


5.00 pm             Resonance Techniques for Composite Structure Inspection
                            by Dr Suresh Perinpanayagam, SIMTech


5.30 pm             End of Seminar


For the seminar brochure, please click here.


Pre-registration for the course is necessary. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration Fees
SMS Member: $128.40 (inclusive of 7% GST) per participant.
Non SMS Member: S$160.50 (inclusive of 7% GST) per participant.
Closing Date:  29 February 2008 (Friday)

SIMTech members enjoy 20% discount, terms and conditions apply. (Limited to 2 participants for Category I members, and 4 participants for Category II members).

For Enquiry on SMS Membership
Please contact Devi at 6793 8388 or email for more details.