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General Group Overview

The Composites Group is an interdisciplinary research group spanning the two departments of Materials Engineering and Civil Engineering at UBC. The group conducts applied and fundamental research in many areas dealing with advanced composite materials and structures, including impact, processing and fracture. Major research funding in the form of contracts and grants is provided by industrial and governmental agencies.


  • Processing for Dimensional Control
  • Advanced Insertion of Materials – Composites
  • Development of an Integrated Process Model for Composite Structures
  • Tool-part interaction – Experiments and modelling
  • Viscoelaticity and residual stress generation: Factors affecting spring-in
  • Characterization of damage in impact of composite structures
  • Characterization of damage in overheight compact tension experiments: damage and strain softening
  • Observation of fracture in-situ inside an SEM: aerospace and biomaterial applications



Anoush Poursartip

August 20, 2020

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Research interests:

Polymer matrix composite materials, damage growth in service, processing science for efficient manufacturing