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From aerospace fuel tanks to hydrogen transport, this project will explore the materials and techniques needed to create carbon fibre composite cryotanks. These have been identified as having great potential for space exploration as well as a key enabler for Australia to adopt a zero-emission hydrogen economy.
Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRPs) have revolutionised travel and transport, enabling reliable and safe vehicles at a fraction of the weight of metallic alternatives. This project aims to disrupt one of the remaining strongholds for metallic structures in transport: low temperature tanks for cryogenic liquids such as LH2, LOX and LNG.
If successful, these innovative composite cryotanks will enable affordable and accessible space flight and allow the creation of zero-emission hydrogen vehicles.
The project will examine the following themes:
Low temperature composite materials
Modelling and simulating low temperature composite structures
Advanced manufacturing and finishing processes for composite structures
Design of cryogenic CFRP vessels
The key research and design challenges are:
All degrees are welcome however, students specialising in the below areas are encouraged to apply.
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