Brunel University London has been highly successful in creating an industrial innovation research resource, named Brunel Composites Centre (BCC), which sits between the knowledge base and industry, supporting partners in industry to transfer academic research into industrial application. BCC is a shared research and technology capability specialising in novel composites processing and joining technologies, applied to industrial environments. It undertakes joint research programmes and aims to develop the next generation of technologies and engineers.

  • Create solutions for better processing and joining of composites
  • De-risk innovation in composites for quick industrial adoption
  • Establish a world leading reputation in composites and joining

Role in the GRAPHOSITE Project

BCC specialises in multi-scale modelling of composite structures. For Graphosite, the main role of BCC is to carry out molecular simulation of different substrates, to simulate the functionality of the chosen sensor by modelling the Sensor, the dielectric, the material of the source and drain and to simulate the sensor response to different strains and compare it with experimental results. BCC also leads the task for defect detection on composite structures, physical tests and supports in all the characterisation tests in order to validate the sensor.