Dr Richard Cullen
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering (Faculty of Science & Engineering)
As the Senior Technician in charge of the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre laboratory I am responsible for day to day running of the lab, and provide practical teaching support for the composite modules that utilise the facility. My role also entails guiding students through their final year projects, often involving novel approaches and solutions to manufacturing problems.
BEng(Hons) - Composite Materials Engineering
PhD - Air permeability of balsa core, and its influence on defect formation in resin infused sandwich laminates
Composites Analysis and Design
Composites Manufacture using LRTM, Autoclave/oven cure pre-pregs, Resin Infusion, and Hand lamination techniques
CPD (various levels) short courses in composites technology
Mechanical testing of composite laminates
Thermographic analysis of laminates
Design and manufacture using thermoset composite materials
Effect of core permeability and porosity on the resin infusion process
R. K. Cullen, M. M. Singh, and J. Summerscales, Characterisation of natural fibre reinforcements and composites, Journal of Composites, 2013, Article ID 416501, published on 19 December 2013.
R. K. Cullen, S. M. Grove, and J. Summerscales, Resin infusion of sandwich structures - core/skin interactions and void formation, International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-17), Edinburgh, 27-31 July 2009.
R. K. Cullen, S. M. Grove, J. Summerscales, and H. N. Dhakal, Flow convergence and void formation in resin-infused cored sandwich structures, The 9th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM-9), MONTRÉAL (Québec) – Canada, 8-10 July 2008.
R. K. Cullen, and J. Summerscales, The determination of the fibre volume fraction in natural fibre composites, Universiti Putra Malaysia, PUTRA – Malaysia, 22 September 2004.
R. K. Cullen, and J. Summerscales, Invited Presentation: The determination of the fibre volume fraction in natural fibre composites, Exploratory Workshop.
T Searle, J Spooner, S Grove, R Cullen, S Davy, M Hancock and K Clark, Manufacture of Large Composite Structures by Resin Infusion, In K Dreschler (editor), Preprints of the 24th International SAMPE Europe Conference, Paris, 01-03 April 2003, pages 113. ISBN 3-9522677-0-8.