Dr. Pierre Mertiny has focused his research on advanced polymer composite materials, including material behavior, damage mechanisms, failure prediction and structural health monitoring under multiaxial loadings; nanocomposite materials and adhesively bonded joints. Component fabrication by filament winding is a particular area of expertise.
Of special interest is the filament-winding manufacturing method and its application to the fabrication of components with rotational symmetry.
Research projects primarily involve components for the energy sector, e.g. piping and vessels, energy storage flywheels.
Further information about Dr.Mertiny's research can be found on the Webpages of the Advanced Composite Materials Engineering Group.