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USQ to develop next-generation aircraft repairs

Researchers from Defence Science and Technology (DST) and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) are working on a three-year collaborative project.

22nd January 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Darling Heights

Transport/​Aerospace

USQ researchers (from left) Daria Bontch-Osmolovskaia, Dr Xuesen Zeng and Professor Peter Schubel with Dr Paul Callus from DST. © USQResearchers from Defence Science and Technology (DST) and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) are working on a three-year collaborative project to develop next-generation repairs for composite aircraft structures.

With increasing numbers of military aircraft types containing composite structure, the ability to perform reliable cost-effective composite repairs is becoming a priority for Defence. DST engaged with USQ researchers from its Centre for Future Materials (CFM), who are focused on out-of-autoclave composite repairs.

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