Dr Xiaodong Xu

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  • Qualifications:PhD FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Structures
  • Department:FET - Engineering, Design and Mathematics
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Xiaodong.Xu@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Structures at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Bristol Composites Institute in the University of Bristol. My research interests lie primarily in the failure of advanced composites and Finite Element Analysis.

I am currently working on the below projects:
1. The Royal Society International Exchange Project (£12k, PI) 2022-2024
2. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Bilateral Joint Project (£25k, Co-I) 2022-2024
3. Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Development Award (£15k, PI) 2021-2022

Area of expertise

Notched failure; Strength scaling; In situ characterization using X-ray Computed Tomography; Adhesive joints; Environmental effects; Defects & features generated during the Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) process; Finite Element Analysis.


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