Recent Publications

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2017:

Hossein Mohammad Khanlou, Wayne Hall, Peter Woodfield, John Summerscales and Gaston Francucci, The sensitivity of mechanical properties of flax fibre reinforced poly(lactic acid) bio-composites to wet, freezing and humid environments, Journal of Composite Materials [JCM-17-0252.R1], accepted 20 May 2017.

Steven Rich, Sung-Hwan Jang, Yong-Lae Park and Carmel Majidi, Liquid metal-conductive thermoplastic elastomer integration for low-voltage stiffness tuning, Advanced Materials Technologies, 2017, 1700179.  Publisher link pending live DOI.

A Hart and J Summerscales, Effect of time at temperature for natural fibres, Procedia Engineering, 2017, 200, 269-275. ISSN: 1877-7058.

A Hernandez Michelena, J Graham-Jones, J Summerscales and W Hall, Silane modification of the flax/epoxy system interface, Procedia Engineering, 2017, 200, 448-456. ISSN: 1877-7058.

Sung-Hwan Jang, Seon-Hong Na and Yong-Lae Park, Magnetically assisted bilayer composites for soft bending actuators, Materials, 2017, 10(6), 646.

Ming Liu, A Thygesen, J Summerscales and AS Meyer, Targeted pre-treatment of hemp bast fibres for bio-composite materials: a review, Industrial Crops and Products, 1 December 2017, 108, 660–683.

J Summerscales and Claire Gwinnett, Forensic identification of bast fibres, Chapter 5 in Dipa Ray (editor): The Industrial Development of High-performance Biocomposites, Woodhead/Elsevier, Cambridge, June 2017, 125-164.  ISBN 978-0-08-100793-8.

HM Khanlou, P Woodfield, J Summerscales and W Hall, Consolidation process boundaries for compression moulding of natural-fibre bio-polymer composites, Polymer Degradation and Stability, April 2017, 138, 115-125.

R Abdalrahman, S Grove, A Kyte and Md Jahir Rizvi, Numerical analysis of the thermomechanical behaviour of an integrally water-heated tool for composite manufacturing, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2017, 36(4), 241-253.

L Douadji, Shi Wen, J Summerscales, C Bathias and Du Weiwei
Device utilizing microwave energy for even heating and production of arc parts
利用微波能量均匀制热生产弧形部件的装置,
Chinese Patent publication CN103920809 (B), 7 December 2016.
(application CN 2014 1 150969.7 filed 15 April 2014, CN103920809A published 16 July 2014). 

2016:

Z Gombos and J Summerscales, In-mould gel coating for polymer composites, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, December 2016, 91(1), 203-210.

HM Khanlou, W Hall, MT Heitzman, J Summerscales, P Woodfield, Technical Note: On modelling thermo-chemical degradation of poly(lactic acid), Polymer Degradation and Stability, December 2016, 134, 19–21.

J Summerscales, Fibre Distribution and the Process-Property Dilemma, Chapter 11 in PWR Beaumont and C Soutis (co-editors): The Structural Integrity of Carbon Fibre Composites: Fifty Years of Progress and Achievement, Springer, 29 November 2016, 310-317.

M Meng, H Le, S Grove and MJ Rizvi, Moisture effects on the bending fatigue of laminated composites, Composite Structures, 15 October 2016, 154, 49-60.

Gary Prudham and John Summerscales, Cost reduction in autoclave processing I: heated tooling and cool air pressurisation, 13th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM 13), Kyoto Institute of Technology - Japan, 6-9 July 2016, paper 37.

Grant Lewin, Richard Cullen and John Summerscales, Cost reduction in autoclave processing II: curing resin infused composites, 13th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM 13), Kyoto Institute of Technology - Japan, 6-9 July 2016, paper 38.

Stuart Palmer, Wayne Hall and John Summerscales, Ranking of fibre-reinforced composite plate surface finish quality by wavelet texture analysis, Insight, June 2016, 58(6), 318-323.

Maozhou Meng, Huirong Le, Stephen Grove and Jahir Rizvi, Moisture effects on CFRP composite fatigue: experiment and FEA modelling, 17th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 2016), Munich, 26-30 June 2016, WED-2_BUD_3.10-07.

R Abdalrahman, S Grove, A Kyte and Md Jahir Rizvi, Numerical simulation and experimental verification of heating performance of an integrally water-heated tool, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, April 2016, 35(8), 671-687.

AS Virk, J Summerscales and W Hall, A finite element analysis to validate the rule-of-mixtures for the prediction of the Young’s modulus of composites with non-circular anisotropic fibres, Chapter 13 in R Fangueiro and S Rana (editors): Natural Fibres: Advances in Science and Technology Towards Industrial Applications: From Science To Market, Springer RILEM Book Series, March 2016, (12 part III), 173-182. ISBN 978-94-017-7513-7.

Aitor Hernandez Michelena, Jasper Graham-Jones, John Summerscales and Wayne Hall, Eco-friendly flax fibre/epoxy resin/composite system for surfboard production, Chapter 13 in Raul Fangueiro and Sohel Rana (editors): Natural Fibres: Advances in Science and Technology Towards Industrial Applications: From Science To Market, Springer RILEM Book Series, March 2016, (12 Part III), 267-277.  ISBN 978-94-017-7513-7.

M Meng, MdJ Rizvi, H Le and SM Grove, Multi-scale modelling of moisture diffusion coupled with stress distribution in CFRP laminated composites, Composite Structures, 15 March 2016, 138, 295–304.

2015:

M Meng, MJ Rizvi, SM Grove and HR Le, Effects of hygrothermal stress on the failure of CFRP composites, Composite Structures, 1 December 2015, 133, 1024–1035.

J Graham-Jones and J Summerscales (editors): Marine Applications of Advanced Fibre-Reinforced Composites, Elsevier/Woodhead, Cambridge, September 2015.  ISBN 978-1-78242-250-1 (print).  ISBN: 978-0-08-100200-1 (online).

M Meng, H Le, MdJ Rizvi and SM Grove, The effects of unequal compressive/tensile moduli of composites, Composite Stuctures, August 2015, 126, 207-215.

J Summerscales, A Le Duigou and C Baley, A checklist for the description of plant/vegetal/bast natural fibre reinforced composites, 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, Copenhagen, 19-24 July 2015.

M Meng, H Le, MdJ Rizvi and SM Grove, 3D FEA modelling of laminated composites in bending and their failure mechanisms, Composite Structures, January 2015, 119, 693–708.

2014:

L Douadji, Shi Wen, John Summerscales, Claude Bathias and Weiwei Du
Device for evenly heating and producing arc-shaped component by utilizing microwave energy
利用微波能量均匀制热生产弧形部件的装置
( 一利用微波能量均匀制热生产弧形部件的装置 )
Chinese Patent publication CN203972625 U, 3 December 2014.
Application CN 2014 2 180165.7 filed 15 April 2014. 

Shared It logo  AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales, Microstructural characterisation of jute/epoxy quasiunidirectional composites, Applied Composite Materials, December 2014, 21(6), 885-903.

R Abdalrahman, S Grove, A Kyte and MdJ Rizvi, Numerical simulation and design optimization of an integrally-heated tool for composite manufacturing, Materials and Design, December 2014, 64, 477–489.

Z Gombos and J Summerscales, Gel-coating for marine structures, 1st PRIMaRE annual conference, The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE), Plymouth, 04-05 June 2014, poster paper, abstract 1046, page 50. Third place in the Best Poster Awards.

C Di Tomasso, ZJ Gombos and J Summerscales, Styrene emissions during gel-coating of composites, Journal of Cleaner Production, 15 November 2014, 83, 317–328.

AD La Rosa, G Recca, J Summerscales, A Latteri, G Cozzo and G Cicala, Bio-based versus traditional polymer composites. a life cycle assessment perspective, Journal of Cleaner Production, 01 July 2014, 74, 135-144.

D Makhnovskiy, V Zamorovskii and J Summerscales, Use of embedded ferromagnetic microwires for monitoring stress in polymeric materials, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, June 2014, 61, 216–223.

W Rogers, C Hoppins, Z Gombos and J Summerscales, In-mould gel-coating of polymer composites - a review, Journal of Cleaner Production, 1 May 2014, 70, 282-291.

AD La Rosa, A Gagliano, J Summerscales, A Latteri, G Cozzo and G Cicala, Environmental impacts and thermal insulation performance of innovative composite solutions for building applications, Construction and Building Materials, 31 March 2014, 55, 406-414.

J Summerscales, Durability of composites in the marine environment, Chapter 1 in Peter Davies and YDS Rajapakse (editors): Durability of composites in a marine environment, Springer, Dordrecht, 2014, pages 1-13.  ISBN 978-94-007-7416-2.  [Chinese translation: Chinese Chemical Industry Press, Beijing, 2015. ISBN 978-7-122-23941-9].

2013:

RK Cullen, MM Singh and J Summerscales, Characterisation of natural fibre reinforcements and composites, Journal of Composites, 2013. Article ID 416501.

J Summerscales and S Grove, Manufacturing Methods for Natural Fibre Composites,  Chapter 7 in A Hodzic and R Shanks (editors): Natural Fibre Composites: materials, processes and properties, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, 2014, pages 176-215.  ISBN 978-0-85709-524-4 (print).  ISBN 978-0-85709-922-8 (online).

NPJ Dissanayake and J Summerscales, Life Cycle Assessment for natural fibre composites, Chapter 8 (pages 157-186) in Vijay Kumar Thakur (editor): Green Composites from Natural Resources, Taylor & Francis Group LLC, USA, December 2013, pages 157-186. ISBN 978-1-4665-7069-6.

John Summerscales, Acoustic Emission Source Location in Fibre-Reinforced Composite Materials, Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre, Plymouth, 2013.  ISBN-13 978-1-870918-04-6. Identical copy on PEARL.

B Muralidharan and J Summerscales, Resin infusion under flexible moulding technique by in-mould gel-coating using a flow medium, Indian Journal of Applied Research (ISSN 2249-555X), July 2013, 3(7), 292-293 (Paper 90).

J Summerscales, AS Virk and W Hall, A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 3: modelling, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, January 2013, 44(1), 132-139.

2012:

Stephen Grove, Manufacture of Polymer Composites, Encyclopedia of Composites – second edition, John Wiley and Sons, July 2012, 1506-1525.

B Pilkington and S Grove, Thermal conductivity probe length to radius ratio problem when measuring building insulation materials, Construction and Building Materials, 2012, 35, 531-546.

John Summerscales, Resin Infusion Under Flexible Tooling (RIFT), Encyclopedia of Composites – second edition, John Wiley and Sons, July 2012, 2648-2658.

AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales, Modulus and strength prediction for natural fibre composites, Materials Science and Technology, July 2012, 28(7), 864-871.

2011:

shared It logo  J Summerscales, W Hall and AS Virk, A fibre diameter distribution factor (FDDF) for natural fibre composites, Journal of Materials Science, September 2011, 46(17), 5876-5880.

R Pasupuleti, Y Wang, I Shabalin, LY Li, Z Liu and S Grove, Modelling of moisture diffusion in multilayer woven fabric composites, Computational Materials Science, 2011, 50(5), 1675-1680.

BG Sanders, D Zahra, C Hedge and J Summerscales, Heavier or just colder? A new approach to perception research, [Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group] PsyPAG Quarterly, March 2011, (78), 4-8 [ISSN 1746-6016].

Q Labrosse, CP Hoppins and J Summerscales
Objective assessment of the surface quality of coated surfaces, Insight, January 2011, 53(1), 16-20.

AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales, Modelling tensile properties of jute fibres, Materials Science and Technology, January 2011, 27(1), 458-460.

2010:

J Summerscales, N Dissanayake, W Hall and AS Virk, A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 1: fibres as reinforcements, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, October 2010, 41(10), 1329-1335.

J Summerscales, N Dissanayake, W Hall and AS Virk, A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 2: composites, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, October 2010, 41(10), 1336-1344.

AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales, Physical characterisation of jute technical fibres: fibre dimensions, Journal of Natural Fibres, 2010, 7(3), 216-228.

AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales, Strain as the key design criterion for failure of natural fibre composites, Composites Science and Technology, June 2010, 70(6), 995-999.

Miggy Singh, John Summerscales and Ken Wittamore, Disposal of composite boats and other marine composites, Chapter 18 (pages 495-519) in Vanessa Goodship (editor): "Management, recycling and reuse of waste composites",
Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, 2010.  ISBN 978-1-84569-462-3.

2009:

AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales, Multiple data set (MDS) weak-link scaling analysis of jute fibres, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, November 2009, 40(11), 1764-1771.

Y Wang and SM Grove, Continuum Dual-scale Modelling of Liquid Composite Moulding Processes, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2009, 28(12), 1469-1484.

SM Grove, Optimum Fibre Content for Minimum Weight Monolithic Composite Laminates using Rules of Mixture Advanced Composites Letters, 2009, 18(5), 173-176.

NPJ Dissanayake, J Summerscales, SM Grove, and MM Singh, Energy Use in the Production of Flax Fiber for the Reinforcement of Composites, Journal of Natural Fibers, October 2009, 6(4), 331-346.

AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales, The tensile properties of jute fibres, Materials Science and Technology, October 2009, 25(10), 1289-1295.

NPJ Dissanayake, J Summerscales, SM Grove, and MM Singh, Life cycle impact assessment of flax fibre for the reinforcement of composites, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, September 2009, 3(3), 245-248.

AS Virk, J Summerscales, W Hall, SM Grove and ME Miles, The design, manufacture, mechanical testing and numerical modelling of an asymmetric composite crossbow limb, Composites Part B: Engineering, 2009, 40(3), 249-257.

2008:

Y Wang, SM Grove and MG Anderson, A Physical-Chemical Model for Static Water Retention in Unsaturated Porous Media, Advances in Water Resources, 2008, 31(4), 701-703.

Y Wang and SM Grove, Modelling microscopic flow in woven fabric reinforcements and its application in dual-scale liquid composite moulding, Composites Part A, May 2008, 39(5), 843-855.

Y Wang, SM Grove and MG Anderson, Modelling Water Retention Characteristic in Unsaturated Soils, 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT 2008).

2007:

HN Dhakal, ZY Zhang, MOW Richardson and OAZ Errajhi, The low velocity impact response of non-woven hemp reinforced unsaturated polyester composites, Composites Structures, 2007, 81(4), 559-567.

HN Dhakal, ZY Zhang and MOW Richardson, Effect of water absorption on the mechanical properties of hemp fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester composites, Composites Science and Technology, 2007, 67(7-8), 1674-1683.

AR Harper, J Summerscales and N Brooks (assigned to Alan R Harper, Susan Boulton and Glyn Goddard), British Patent Application GB 2 432 336A: Production of composite mouldings, published 23 May 2007. 

R Pomeroy, SM Grove, J Summerscales, Y Wang and A Harper, Measurement of permeability of continuous filament mat glass fibre reinforcements by saturated radial air flow, Composites Part A, May 2007, 38(5), 1439-1443.

M Silcock, C Garschke, W Hall and BL Fox, Rapid composite tube manufacture utilising the Quickstep process, Journal of Composite Materials, 2007, 41(8), 965-978.

2006:

HN Dhakal, ZY Zhang and MOW Richardson, Nanoindentation behaviour of layered silicate reinforced unsaturated polyester nanocomposites, Polymer Testing, 2006, 25(6), 846-852.

SM Grove, E Popham and ME Miles, An investigation of the skin/core bond in honeycomb sandwich structures using statistical experimentation techniques, Composites Part A, 2006, 35(5), 804-812.

Y Wang and SM Grove, Unsaturated modelling of dual scale flow in liquid composite moulding, 8th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM8), Douai, France, 11-13 July 2006.

2005:

OAZ Errajhi, JRF Osborne, MOW Richardson and HN Dhakal, Water absorption characteristics of aluminised E-glass fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester composites, Composites Structures, 2005, 71(3-4), 333-336.

SM Grove, I Progoulakis, T Searle, J Summerscales and P Healey, Heated Tooling for Aerospace Composites Manufacture, SAMPE Journal, 2005, 41(7), 36-45.

J Summerscales and TJ Searle, Low pressure (vacuum infusion) techniques for moulding large composite structures, Proc IMechE Part L - Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, February 2005, L219(1), 45-58.

J Summerscales et al, Proceedings of the ACMC/SAMPE Conference on Marine Composites, Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre, Plymouth, September 2003. ISBN 1-870918-02-9.  Refereed papers appear in a special part-issue of Composites, 2005, volume A36 part 8.

2004:

M Arney, SM Grove, I Progoulakis, T Searle, D Short, J Spooner and J Summerscales, Integrally-Heated Tooling for the Manufacture of Fibre-Reinforced Composites. Proc. Conf. ‘Composites Processing 2004’, CPA, Bromsgrove, April 2004.

John Summerscales and Paul M Russell, Observations on the fibre distribution and fibre strain in a woven fabric reinforcement, Advanced Composites Letters, 2004, 13(3), 135-140.

J Summerscales, PM Russell, S Lomov, I Verpoest and RS Parnas, The fractal dimension of X-ray tomographic sections of a woven composite, Advanced Composites Letters, 2004, 13(2), 113-121.

J Summerscales, The effect of permeant on the measured permeability of a reinforcement.  7th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials, University of Delaware, Newark, USA, 7-9 July 2004.

2003:

CM Leavey, MN James, J Summerscales and R Sutton, An introduction to wavelet transforms: a tutorial approach, Insight, May 2003, 45(5), 344-353. ISSN 1354-2575.

N Joulia and SM Grove, Strength of Sandwich Panel ‘Cut and Fold’ Joints, Advanced Composites Letters, 2003, 12(6), 2003, 243-246.

T Searle, J Spooner, S Grove, R Cullen, S Davy, M Hancock and K Clark, Manufacture of Large Composite Structures by Resin Infusion, In K Dreschler (editor), Preprints of the 24th International SAMPE Europe Conference, Paris, 01-03 April 2003, pages 113. ISBN 3-9522677-0-8.

J Summerscales, Chapter 2: In-process monitoring for control of closed-mold techniques for the manufacture of thermosetting matrix composites, In Gabriel O Shonaike and Suresh G Advani (editors): "Advanced Polymeric Materials – Structure and Property Relationships", CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton - Florida, April 2003, pp 57-101. ISBN 1-58716-047-1.

2002:

LH Bond, R Bland, SM Grove and R Sutton. Development of the Latest Resin Transfer Moulding Injection Equipment. 18th National Conference on Manufacturing Research, Leeds, Sept 2002.

M Russell-Stevens, DC Plane, J Summerscales, P Schulz and M Papakyriacou, Effects of elevated temperature on ultimate tensile strength and failure modes of short carbon fibre reinforced magnesium composite, Materials Science and Technology, May 2002, 18(5), 501-506.

2001:

J Summerscales, NRL Pearce, P Russell and FJ Guild, Voronoi cells, fractal dimensions and fibre composites, Journal of Microscopy, February 2001, 201(2), 153-162. ISSN 0022-2720.

2000:

D Cripps, TJ Searle and J Summerscales, Chapter 21: Open Mould Techniques for Thermoset Composites, In R Talreja and J-A Månson (editors): "Comprehensive Composite Materials Encyclopædia, volume 2: Polymer Matrix Composites", Elsevier Science, Oxford, July 2000, pp 737-761. ISBN: 0-08-043725-7

NRL Pearce, J Summerscales and FJ Guild, Improving the resin transfer moulding process for fabric-reinforced composites by modification of the fibre architecture, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2000, 31A(12), 1433-1441. ISSN 1359-835X.

J Summerscales, The bulk modulus of carbon fibres, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 2000, 19(1), 15-16.

 

For further details of publications by ACMC staff, and information on research in the School of Marine Science and Engineering, contact John Summerscales.

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Carbon fibres in the electron microscope

 

 Research degrees awarded by the University of Plymouth

ACMC publications

  • Stephen Grove (editor) with David Short and John Summerscales
    Fibre Reinforced Plastics Offshore: an introduction to applications, materials and manufacture (1991)
    ISBN 1-870918-00-2.  ISBN-13 978-1-870918-00-8.  Out-of-print.
  • Preprints for the 5th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM-5) (1999)  online
    ISBN 1-870918-01-0.  ISBN-13 978-1-870918-01-5.  Out-of-print.
  • Preprints of the ACMC/SAMPE Conference on Marine Composites (2003)  online
    ISBN 1-870918-02-9.  ISBN-13 978-1-870918-02-2.  Out-of-print.
  • Preprints for the Conference on Composites for Renewable Energy (allocated but not published)
    ISBN 1-870918-03-7.  ISBN-13 978-1-870918-03-9.  Not published.
  • John Summerscales, Acoustic Emission Source Location in Fibre-Reinforced Composite Materials (2013)
    ISBN 1-870918-04-5.  ISBN-13 978-1-870918-04-6.