Composite Technologies Center

The main activities of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation in the field of composite technologies are: to provide testing services, develop new manufacturing technologies for industry and conduct research and development projects. The Institute has PCA and NADCAP accredited Composite Testing Laboratory and advanced equipment for production of composite structures.

Offer in the field of composite technologies:

  • Composite structures design
    • Design of structures and composite parts in the CATIA environment
    • Numerical analysis using NASTRAN, PATRAN and HYPERWORKS
  • Development of technology for production of composite structures
    • Development of the curing process of thermoset prepregs in autoclave and out-of-autoclave technology
    • Technology of automated fiber placement
    • Bladder molding and infusion technology
    • Design and manufacturing of molds and assembly tooling for composite structures
  • Technologies of thermoplastic composites
    • Technology of consolidation of thermoplastic prepregs reinforced with carbon or glass fiber
    • Technologies for thermoforming parts
    • Thermoplastic composites joining
  • Qualification tests of composite materials
    • Lamina tests
    • Laminate tests
    • Bolted joints
    • Adhesive tests
    • Core materials and sandwich structures
    • Physico-chemical tests
    • Non-destructive tests
    • Microscopic analysis
  • Non-destructive testing and quality control processes
    • Development of comprehensive quality control processes for composite structures
  • Composite structure repair technologies
    • Development of methodologies for damage detection
    • Composite structure repair technology

Trainings and seminars

Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation organizes specialized trainings in the field composite technologies. Training programs are prepared in agreement with the representatives of certifying organizations. The trainees participate in the training program using modern research and technology facilities.

Composite Safety and Certification Meeting

As a part of cooperation with certification organizations, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation organizes seminars on contemporary aspects of certification and safety of composite aircraft structures.

Meetings are organized in cooperation with:

  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • European Union Agency for Aviation Safety (EASA)
  • National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)

Composites Hands-on Training

Basic training in the field of composite technologies directed to design and stress engineers and technical personnel. Training program agreed with aircraft certification organizations.

  • Manufacturing of composites
  • Bonded and mechanical joints
  • Basic repairs of composite structures
  • Material testing

Repair of Composite Structure training

Training for engineers designing repairs and for personnel of maintenance organizations. People trained under the supervision of trainers perform a number of repairs of composite structures in various technologies, using professional tools and equipment for repairs.

  • The theory of repair of composite structures
  • Advanced repair techniques for composite strutures

More information: CCTtrainings[at]ilot.lukasiewicz.gov.pl


Contact:
Director of Composite Technologies Center
Konrad Kozaczuk, MSc. Eng.

mobile: (+ 48) 512 025 853
mail: konrad.kozaczuk[at]ilot.lukasiewicz.gov.pl