Dr John Summerscales
Profiles

Dr John Summerscales

Associate Professor (Reader) in Composites Engineering

School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science & Environment)

Role

Contents

  • Service as External Examiner (including research degrees): see Teaching
  • Conferences organised: see Publications
  • Conference papers: see Personal\Additional Information
  • Book reviews: see Personal\Additional Information
  • Hobbies and interests: see Personal\Additional Information
  • The Summerscales surname

Role

     

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. Applied Sciences (joint honours: Chemistry/Polymer),
    University of Wales Institute of Science & Technology, 1974.
  • M.Sc. Molecular Science of Materials,
    CNAA/Thames Polytechnic, London, 1976.
  • Ph.D. Carbon Fibre with Glass Fibre Hybrid Reinforced Plastics,
    CNAA/Plymouth Polytechnic, 1984.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Adult Education),
    University of Plymouth, 1998.
  • Certificate in Effective Leadership Skills
    Open University, 2009.

Professional membership

Professional memberships

Roles on external bodies

Research Funding Bodies

  • European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), 2012-2014.
  • European Commission Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), 2006-2008.
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC):
    Structural Materials College/Peer Review College, 1997-2009. 
  • Faraday Plastics Research and Training Board, 2003-2005.
  • LINK Competitive Industrial Materials from Non-Food Crops "CIMNFC" (BBSRC/DEFRA + others), 2002-2007
  • LINK Renewable Materials (Defra/BBSRC) - reviewer, 2006.
  • Department for Trade and Industry (DTI): Technology Programme -assessor/speaker, 2004-2006.
    • Enterprise Ireland: Government Advanced Technologies Research Programme Panel, 2001.
    • National Research Foundation - South Africa: Grant Application - reviewer, 2003.
    • Technologiestichting STW - The Netherlands: Grant Application - reviewer, 2005.
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - reviewer, 2007.
    • Enterprise Ireland: Composites Competence Centres - evaluator, 2009.
    • Romanian National Council for Research and Development - evaluator, 2011-12.
    • Enterprise Ireland: Commercialisation Fund - reviewer, 2012.

    Professional Institutes

    • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining - British Composites Society Executive
      (formerly Composites Division Board)
      • Chairman of Committee 02: Education, Professional Development and Recognition (EPDAR) 2009-2014 
    • Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering - UK and Ireland Chapter Committee
      • Student Co-ordinator 2003-2009

    Publications

    Refereeing (most recent update on 31-August-2014)

    1. Advanced Composites Letters.
    2. Advances in Environmental Research.
    3. Aeronautical Journal.
    4. Annals of Occupational Hygiene.
    5. Applied Composite Materials.
    6. Applied Mechanics Reviews.
    7. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology
    8. Biomacromolecules.
    9. Carbohydrate Polymers.
    10. Cellulose. 
    11. Composite Interfaces.
    12. Composite Structures.
    13. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing.
    14. Composites Part B: Engineering.
    15. Composites Manufacturing.
    16. Composites Science and Technology.
    17. Construction Materials.
    18. Experimental Techniques.
    19. Industrial Crops and Products.
    20. Insight (formerly British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing).
    21. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives
    22. International Journal of Fatigue.
    23. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow.
    24. Journal of Adhesion.
    25. Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology.
    26. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 
    27. Journal of ASTM International.
    28. Journal of Bio-Based Materials and Bio-Energy.
    29. Journal of Bionic Engineering.
    30. Journal of Composite Materials.
    31. Journal of Materials Science.
    32. Journal of Microscopy.
    33. Journal of Multifunctional Composites.
    34. Journal of Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites.
    35. Journal of Polymers and the Environment.
    36. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites.
    37. Journal of Rheology.
    38. Journal of Strain Analysis.
    39. Materials and Design.
    40. Materials Express.
    41. Materials Science and Technology.
    42. NDT&E International.
    43. Ocean Engineering.
    44. Plastics Rubber and Composites: Processing and Applications.
    45. Plastics Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering.
    46. Polymer Composites.
    47. Polymers and Polymer Composites.
    48. Powder Metallurgy.
    49. Proceedings IMechE Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture.
    50. Proceedings IMechE Part C: Jornal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 
    51. Proceedings IMechE Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering 
    52. Proceedings IMechE Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering.
    53. Proceedings IMechE Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering.
    54. Proceedings IMechE Part L: Journal of Materials Design and Applications.
    55. Proceedings IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment.
    56. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
    57. Structures (Elsevier/IStructE).
    58. Transport in Porous Media.

    Membership of Thematic Networks

Teaching interests

Modules taught or in preparation

Web-pages to support student learning are available via the appropriate links below.
For all current modules, the pages are under continuing development.

Postgraduate:

Undergraduate:

Research interests

  • Manufacture of continuous fibre reinforced polymer matrix composites,
    especially resin transfer moulding (RTM) and resin infusion under flexible tooling (RIFT).
  • Marine applications of fibre-reinforced composites.
  • Microstructural characterisation of fibre-reinforced composites.
  • Natural fibres as reinforcements for composite materials.
  • Non-destructive testing of fibre-reinforced composites.
  • Smart materials and intelligent structures, including biomimetics.
  • Structure - process - performance relationships for composites.
  • Best practice in supervision and support of research degree candidates.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Grants & contracts

  • To develop a commercially viable manufacturing process to improve the chemical properties of fine rubber powder derived from reprocessed vehicle tyres
    Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Crumb Rubber Limited
    (with Frank Abraham, Mike Foulkes and Jasper Graham-Jones), 2013-2015.
  • InGeCt - An innovative environmentally friendly gelcoating technology for composites for marine and wind-turbine applications to reduce VOC emissions, processing time and cost.
    European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Research for SMEs (R4SME) project 286520, 2011-2013.
  • Develop the company Research and Development competence and infrastructure to enhance the understanding of current materials capability and establish a platform for further product development
    Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme 8578 with Lorient Polyproducts Limited
    (with Mike Foulkes), 2011-2013.
  • To embed new design methodologies and material knowledge to produce the next generation security product focussing on the French market
    Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme 8267 with Spinnaker International Limited
    (led by Roy Tam with Roberto Fraquelli), 2010-2012.
  • To design and manufacture a state-of-the-art resin processing control and delivery system to manufacture composite materials predominantly for the aerospace industry,
    Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme 6608 with Composite Integration Limited, 2007-2009.
  • To re-design and update passenger seating furniture using the latest computer aided engineering techniques and developments in materials and manufacturing processes,
    Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme 6262 with Zoeftig and Company Limited (led by David Grieve), 2007–2009,
  • Evaluation of the Cormarent tidal stream energy device to include concept validation, DTI Technology Programme (led by Ming Dai), 2007-2008.
  • Development of innovative in-mould coating technologies for gel coating of composites, DTI Technology Programme Zero Emission Enterprise call funding, 2005-09.
  • Modern mechanical engineering design methodologies, processes and new innovative products for the rail industry, Teaching Company Programme 3720 with Vortok International - Plymouth, 2001-2003.
  • Life assessment for composite structures under various damage states using 'smart' sensors, EPSRC Doctoral Training Account, 2001-2004.
  • Development of innovative materials, tooling, design and production processes for composites used in the low cost manufacture of aerostructure components, Teaching Company Programme 3067 with GKN Aerospace Limited - East Cowes, 2000-2003.
  • Process-property-fibre distribution relationships in fibre composites, EPSRC grant GR/K04699 with Carr Reinforcements Limited and University of Bristol, 1994-1998.
  • Resin Infusion under Flexible Tooling, HEFCE Development of Research Funds, 1994-1997.
  • Simulation of the resin transfer moulding process for efficient design and manufacture of composite components, BRITE/EurAM II BE5477-92 with 10 partners, 1992-1996.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is the new name for Teaching Company Schemes (TCS)

Journals
Articles
La Rosa AD, Recca G, Summerscales J, Latteri A, Cozzo G & Cicala G 2014 'Bio-based versus traditional polymer composites. a life cycle assessment perspective' Journal of Cleaner Production 74, 135-144 , DOI
Makhnovskiy D, Zamorovskii V & Summerscales J 2014 'Embedded ferromagnetic microwires for monitoring tensile stress in polymeric materials' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 61, 216-223 Author Site , DOI
La Rosa AD, Recca A, Gagliano A, Summerscales J, Latteri A, Cozzo G & Cicala G 2014 'Environmental impacts and thermal insulation performance of innovative composite solutions for building applications' Construction and Building Materials 55, 406-414 Publisher Site , DOI
Virk AS, Hall W & Summerscales J 2014 'Microstructural characterisation of jute/epoxy quasi-unidirectional composites' Applied Composite Materials Publisher Site , DOI
Di Tomasso C, Gombos ZJ & Summerscales J 2014 'Styrene emissions during gel-coating of composites' Journal of Cleaner Production 83, 317-328 Publisher Site , DOI
Cullen RK, Singh MM & Summerscales J 2013 'Characterisation of natural fibre reinforcements and composites' Journal of Composites Publisher Site , DOI
Muralidharan B & Summerscales J 2013 'Resin infusion under flexible moulding technique by in-mould gel-coating using a flow medium' Indian Journal of Applied Research 3, (7) 292-293 Publisher Site
Virk AS, Hall W & Summerscales J 2012 'Modulus and strength prediction for natural fibre composites' Materials Science and Technology 28(7), 864-871 , DOI
Summerscales J, Hall W & Virk AS 2011 'A fibre diameter distribution factor (FDDF) for natural fibre composites' Journal of Materials Science 46, (17) 5876-5880 , DOI
Sanders BG, Zahra D, Hedge C & Summerscales J 2011 'Heavier or just colder? A new approach to perception research' PsyPAG Quarterly (78) 4-8 Publisher Site
Virk AS, Hall W & Summerscales J 2011 'Modelling tensile properties of jute fibres' Materials Science and Technology - London 27, (1) 458-460 , DOI
Labrosse Q, Hoppins CP & Summerscales J 2011 'Objective assessment of the surface quality of coated surfaces' Insight 53, (1) 16-20 , DOI
Virk AS, Hall W & Summerscales J 2010 'Failure strain as the key design criterion for fracture of natural fibre composites' Composites Science and Technology 70, (6) 995-999 , DOI
Virk AS, Hall W & Summerscales J 2010 'Physical Characterization of Jute Technical Fibers: Fiber Dimensions' Journal of Natural Fibers 7, (3) 216-228 , DOI
Virk AS, Summerscales J, Hall W, Grove SM & Miles ME 2009 'Design, manufacture, mechanical testing and numerical modelling of an asymmetric composite crossbow limb' Composites Part B: Engineering 40, (3) 249-257 , DOI
Dissanayake NPJ, Summerscales J, Grove SM & Singh MM 2009 'Energy Use in the Production of Flax Fiber for the Reinforcement of Composites' Journal of Natural Fibers 6, (4) 331-346 , DOI
Dissanayake NPJ, Summerscales J, Grove SM & Singh MM 2009 'Life Cycle Impact Assessment of Flax Fibre for the Reinforcement of Composites' Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 3, (3) 245-248 , DOI
Virk AS, Hall W & Summerscales J 2009 'Multiple Data Set (MDS) weak-link scaling analysis of jute fibres' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 40, (11) 1764-1771 , DOI
Virk AS, Hall W & Summerscales J 2009 'Tensile properties of jute fibres' Materials Science and Technology - London 25, (10) 1289-1295 , DOI
Pomeroy R, Grove SM, Summerscales J, Wang Y & Harper A 2007 'Measurement of permeability of continuous filament mat glass fibre reinforcements by saturated radial air flow' Composites, Part A 38, 1439-1443 , DOI
Grove SM, Progoulakis I, Searle T, Summerscales J & Healey P 2005 'Heated tooling for aerospace composites manufacture' SAMPE Journal 41, (6) 36-45
Summerscales J & Russell PM 2004 'Observations on the fibre distribution and fibre strain in a woven fabric reinforcement' Advanced Composites Letters 13 (3), 135-140 Publisher Site
Summerscales J, Russell PM, Lomov S, Verpoest I & Parnas RS 2004 'The fractal dimension of X-ray tomographic sections of a woven composite' Advanced Composites Letters 13, (2) 113-121
Leavey CM, James MN, Summerscales J & Sutton R 2003 'An introduction to wavelet transforms: a tutorial approach' Insight 45, (5) 344-353
Russell-Stevens M, Plane DC, Schulz P, Papakyiacou M & Summerscales J 2002 'Effects of elevated temperature on ultimate tensile strength and failure modes of short carbon fibre reinforced magnesium composite' Materials Science and Technology 18, (5) 501-506 , DOI
Papakyriacou M, Russell-Stevens M, Schulz P, Plane DC & Summerscales J 2002 'Mechanische Eigenschaften eines kohlestofffaserverstärkten Magnesium-Verbundwerkstoffes bei erhöhten Temperaturen' Gießereiforschung 54(3), 75-100 Publisher Site
Menadue KJP, Grieve DJ, Burns RS & Summerscales J 2001 'Materials for low-investment tools for plastic injection' Advances in Manufacturing Technology XVI 16, 417-422
Summerscales J, Guild FJ, Pearce NRL & Russell PM 2001 'Voronoi cells, fractal dimensions and fibre composites' Journal of Microscopy-Oxford 201, (2) 153-162 , DOI
Pearce NRL, Summerscales J & Guild FJ 2000 'Improving the resin transfer moulding process for fabric-reinforced composites by modification of the fabric architecture' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 31, (12) 1433-1441 , DOI
Summerscales J 2000 'The bulk modulus of carbon fibers' Journal of Materials Science Letters 19, (1) 15-16 , DOI
Pearce N, Guild F & Summerscales J 1998 'A study of the effects of convergent flow fronts on the properties of fibre reinforced composites produced by RTM' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 29, (1-2) 141-152 , DOI
Pearce NRL, Guild FJ & Summerscales J 1998 'An investigation into the effects of fabric architecture on the processing and properties of fibre reinforced composites produced by resin transfer moulding' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 29, (1-2) 19-27 , DOI
Pearce NRL, Guild FJ & Summerscales J 1998 'Corrigendum: An investigation into the effects of fabric architecture on the processing and properties of fibre reinforced composites produced by resin transfer moulding (corrigendum)' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 29, (5-6) 707-707
Williams CD, Grove SM & Summerscales J 1998 'The compression response of fibre-reinforced plastic plates during manufacture by the resin infusion under flexible tooling method' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 29, (1-2) 111-114 , DOI
Pearce NRL, Guild FJ & Summerscales J 1998 'The use of automated image analysis for the investigation of fabric architecture on the processing and properties of fibre-reinforced composites produced by RTM' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 29, (7) 829-837 , DOI
Summerscales J & Grove SM 1997 'Resin transfer moulding research for complex composite components' Processing for China (Hong Kong) 87-90
Summerscales J & Grove SM 1997 'Resin transfer moulding research for complex composite components' Mechanical Technology (Republic of South Africa) 9-11 Publisher Site
Carter EJ, Fell AW, Griffin PR & Summerscales J 1996 'Data validation procedures for the automated determination of the two-dimensional permeability tensor of a fabric reinforcement' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 27, (4) 255-261 , DOI
Carter EJ, Fell AW, Griffin PR & Summerscales J 1996 'Data validation procedures for the automated determination of the two-dimensional permeability tensor of a fabric reinforcement (vol 27, pg 260, 1996)' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 27, (6) 503-503
Summerscales J, Griffin PR, Grove SM & Guild FJ 1995 'Quantitative microstructural examination of RTM fabrics designed for enhanced flow' Composite Structures 32, (1-4) 519-529 , DOI
Basford DM, Griffin PR, Grove SM & Summerscales J 1995 'Relationship between mechanical performance and microstructure in composites fabricated with flow-enhancing fabrics' Composites 26, (9) 675-679 , DOI
Pearce NRL & Summerscales J 1995 'The compressibility of a reinforcement fabric' Composites Manufacturing 6(1), 15-21 , DOI
Griffin PR, Grove SM, Guild FJ, Russell PM & Summerscales J 1995 'The effect of microstructure on flow promotion in resin transfer moulding reinforcement fabrics' Journal of Microscopy - Oxford 177, 207-217 , DOI
Griffin PR, Grove SM, Russell P, Short D, Summerscales J, Guild FJ & Taylor E 1995 'The effect of reinforcement architecture on the long-range flow in fibrous reinforcements' Composites Manufacturing 6, (3-4) 221-235 , DOI
Summerscales J & Fry SA 1994 'Poisson's ratio in fibre-reinforced polymer composites with a high void content' Journal of Materials Science Letters 13, (12) 912-914 , DOI
Summerscales J 1993 'A model for the effect of fibre clustering on the flow rate in resin transfer moulding' Composites Manufacturing 4(1), 27-31 , DOI
Summerscales J, Green D & Guild FJ 1993 'Effect of processing dwell time on the microstructure of a fibre-reinforced composite' Journal of Microscopy - Oxford 169, 173-182 , DOI
Guild FJ & Summerscales J 1993 'Quantitative evaluation of fiber distributions in a continuously reinforced aluminium alloy using automatic image analysis: comment' Materials Characterization 30, (4) 308-308 , DOI
Summerscales J 1992 'A new model for the wave-front profile in unidirectional fibre-reinforced composites' British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing 34, (10) 491-493
Harrop I & Summerscales J 1989 'Acoustic emission testing of the structural integrity of multicore cable' British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing 31, (7) 383-386
Craig PD & Summerscales J 1988 'Poisson's ratios in glass fibre reinforced plastics' Composite Structures 9, (3) 173-188 , DOI
Glennie AMG & Summerscales J 1986 'Acoustic emission source location in orthotropic materials' British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing 28, (1) 17-22
Gray AJ & Summerscales J 1985 'Acoustic emission from cord reinforced rubber' British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing 27(5), 300-305
Glennie AMG, Gulley TJ & Summerscales J 1985 'Acoustic emission modulus determination and source location in unidirectional fibre reinforced polymer composites' Journal of Acoustic Emission 4(2/3), s170-s173 Publisher Site
Cargen MR, Hartshorn RT & Summerscales J 1985 'The effect of short-term continuous seawater exposure on the shear properties of a marine laminate' Transactions of Institute of Marine Engineers series C 97, 131-134
Short D & Summerscales J 1984 'Amplitude distribution acoustic emission signatures of unidirectional fibre composite hybrid materials' Composites 15, (3) 200-206 , DOI
Reviews
Rogers W, Hoppins C, Gombos Z & Summerscales J 2014 'In-mould gel-coating of polymer composites - a review' Journal of Cleaner Production 70, 282-291 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Summerscales J, Virk AS & Hall W 2013 'A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 3: modelling' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 44, (1) 132-139 , DOI
Summerscales J, Dissanayake NPJ, Virk AS & Hall W 2010 'A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 1 - Fibres as reinforcements' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 41, (10) 1329-1335 , DOI
Summerscales J, Dissanayake N, Virk A & Hall W 2010 'A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 2 - Composites' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 41, (10) 1336-1344 , DOI
Summerscales J & Searle TJ 2005 'Low pressure (vacuum infusion) techniques for moulding large composite structures' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L Journal of Materials Design and Applications 219 (1), 45-58 , DOI
Williams C, Summerscales J & Grove S 1996 'Resin infusion under flexible tooling (RIFT): A review' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 27, (7) 517-524 , DOI
Summerscales J 1994 'Manufacturing defects in fibre-reinforced plastics composites' Insight 36, (12) 936-942
Summerscales J 1994 'Non-destructive measurement of the moisture-content in fibre-reinforced plastics' British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing 36, (2) 64-72
Guild FJ & Summerscales J 1993 'Microstructural image analysis applied to fibre composite materials: a review' Composites 24, (5) 383-393 , DOI
Summerscales J 1990 'International dissertations on fiber reinforced polymers - an update' Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 9, (4) 390-418
Summerscales J 1990 'NDT of advanced composites - an overview of the possibilities' British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing 32, (11) 568-577
Summerscales J 1989 'International dissertations on fiber reinforced polymers - an update' Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 8, (5) 484-535
Summerscales J 1989 'International dissertations on fiber reinforced polymers - an update' Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 8, (2) 185-210
Summerscales J 1987 'High-performance reinforcement fabrics' Progress in Rubber and Plastics Technology 3(3), 20-32
Summerscales J 1986 'Embedded optical sensors in fibre reinforced plastics' International Journal of Optical Sensors 1(4), 287-298
Short D & Summerscales J 1980 'Hybrids - a review. Part 2: Physical properties' Composites 11, (1) 33-38 , DOI
Short D & Summerscales J 1979 'Hybrids - a review. Part 1: Techniques, design and construction' Composites 10, (4) 215-221 , DOI
Summerscales J & Short D 1978 'Carbon-fibre and glass-fibre hybrid reinforced-plastics' Composites 9, (3) 157-166 , DOI
Editorial comments
Summerscales J 2005 'ACMC/SAMPE conference on marine composites (MarComp) 2003' Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing 36, (8) 1029-1029 , DOI
Summerscales J 2002 'Book Review: Handbook of Composite Fabrication' Materials World 10, (4)
Summerscales J 2000 'Special issue: Flow processes in composite materials' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 31, (12) 1287-1287 , DOI
Summerscales J, Salusbury I, Gutowski T & Visconti IC 1995 'Composites and Composites-Manufacturing to be incorporated into a new title' Composites Manufacturing 6, (3-4) 115-116 , DOI
Summerscales J 1993 'Automated composite manufacture' Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Processing and Applications 19, (3) 129-129
Books
Summerscales J 2013 Acoustic Emission Source Location in Fibre-Reinforced Composite Materials. Plymouth - England Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre Author Site Publisher Site PEARL
Summerscales J; Chudley J; Ellison J; Grant J; Grove SM; Searle TJ; Short D; Spooner J 2003 Proceedings of the ACMC/SAMPE Conference on Marine Composites, Plymouth, 11-12 September 2003. Plymouth - England Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre Publisher Site
Summerscales J; Grove SM; Horne D; Jones TER; Searle TJ 1999 Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials, Plymouth, 12-14 July 1999. Plymouth - England Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre Publisher Site
Summerscales J 1998 Microstructural characterisation of fibre-reinforced composites. Woodhead Publishing , DOI
Summerscales J 1990 Non-destructive testing of fibre-reinforced plastics composites, volume 2. Springer Publisher Site
Summerscales J 1987 Non-destructive testing of fibre-reinforced plastics composites, volume 1. Springer Publisher Site
Chapters
Summerscales J 2014 'Chapter 1: Durability of composites in the marine environment' in Davies P; Rajapakse YDS Durability of composites in a marine environment Dordrecht - Netherlands Springer 1-13 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Summerscales J & Grove. SM 2014 'Chapter 7: Manufacturing methods for natural fibre composites' in Hodzic A; Shanks R Chapter 7: Natural Fibre Composites: materials, processes and properties Cambridge Woodhead Publishing 176-215 Publisher Site , DOI
Summerscales J & Dissanayake NPJ 2013 'Chapter 8: Life Cycle Assessment for natural fibre composites' in Thakur VK Green Composites from Natural Resources USA Taylor & Francis Group LLC 157-186 Publisher Site , DOI
Summerscales J 2012 'Resin Infusion Under Flexible Tooling (RIFT)' Encyclopedia of Composites – second edition John Wiley & Sons 2648-2658 , DOI
Summerscales J, Singh MM & Wittamore K 2010 'Disposal of composite boats and other marine composites' in Goodship V Management, recycling and reuse of waste composites Cambridge - England Woodhead Publishing Limited 495-519 Publisher Site , DOI
Summerscales J 2003 'In-process monitoring for control of closed-mold techniques for the manufacture of thermosetting matrix composites' in Shonaike GO; Advani SG Advanced Polymeric Materials – Structure and Property Relationships CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton - Florida 57-101 , DOI
Summerscales J, Searle TJ & Cripps D 2001 'Open Mould Techniques for Thermoset Composites' in Kelly A; Zweben CH Comprehensive Composite Materials: Polymer matrix composites Oxford - England Elsevier Science 737-761 , DOI
Summerscales J & Searle TJ 1999 'Review of the Durability of Marine Laminates' in Pritchard G Reinforced plastics durability Cambridge Woodhead Publishing 219-266 Publisher Site , DOI
Summerscales J & Guild FJ 1998 'Quantitative Microstructural Analysis for Continuous Fibre Composites' in Summerscales J Microstructural characterisation of fibre-reinforced composites Cambridge - England Woodhead Publishing Limited 179-203 Publisher Site , DOI
Summerscales J 1990 'Dielectrometry' in Summerscales J Non-destructive testing of fibre-reinforced plastics composites Springer 297-360 Publisher Site
Summerscales J 1990 'Electrical and Magnetic Testing' in Summerscales J Non-destructive testing of fibre-reinforced plastics composites Springer 253-297 Publisher Site
Summerscales J 1990 'Microwave techniques' in Summerscales J Non-destructive testing of fibre-reinforced plastics composites Springer 361-412 Publisher Site
Summerscales J 1987 'Chemical Spectroscopies' in Summerscales J; Short D Non-destructive testing of fibre-reinforced plastics composites Springer 207-270 Publisher Site
Summerscales J 1987 'Corona discharge' in Summerscales J Non-destructive testing of fibre-reinforced plastics composites Springer 201-205 Publisher Site
Summerscales J 1987 'Marine Applications' in Dostal CA; Reinhart TJ; Committee ASMIH Engineered Materials Handbook Metals Park OH ASM International 837-844
Summerscales J 1981 'The Elastic and Thermal Properties of Composites' in Hancox NL Fibre composite hybrid materials Barking - England Elsevier Applied Science Publishers 69-117
Patents
Harper AR, Summerscales J & Brooks N 2007 Production of composite mouldings. GB0523581.7 Publisher Site

Additional information

Recent conference papers

  • M Al-Farttoosi,MY Rafiq, J Summerscales and C Williams
    Using model updating techniques to assess bond-slip effects on the behaviour of reinforced concrete beams externally strengthened with CFRP
    21st International Workshop: Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE), Cardiff, 16-18 July 2014.
  • M Al-Farttoosi, MY Rafiq, J Summerscales and CWilliams,
    Dynamic impact behaviour of reinforced concrete beams externally strengthened with carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP)
    Structural Faults and Repair Conference, Imperial College – London, 08-10 July 2014.
  • Zoltán Gombos and John Summerscales
    In-mould gel-coating with a separator layer
    12th International Conference on Flow Processing in Composite Materials (FPCM 12),
    Enschede – The Netherlands, 14-16 July 2014, abstract 60, oral presentation.
  • Alan Harper, Zoltán Gombos and John Summerscales
    In-mould surfacing with a silicone membrane
    12th International Conference on Flow Processing in Composite Materials (FPCM 12)),
    Enschede – The Netherlands, 14-16 July 2014, abstract 61, poster presentation.
  • NPJ DIssanayake, J Summerscales,SM Grove and MM Singh
    Plenary Lecture: Comparative life cycle assessment for natural vs glass fibre reinforcements
    Anglo-French days on Materials for Energy Efficiency in Transport (MEET), Paris - FRANCE, 30 June - 01 July 2014.
  • D Harman, S Grove and J Summerscales
    The economics of through-thickness fibre reinforcement using single-sided robotic tufting.
    16th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM-16), Seville – Spain, 22-26 June 2014.
  • A Mahmood, MN James and J Summerscales
    Using fractal dimensions to quantify the microstructure of fibre reinforced composites
    TexComp-11 conference in Composites Week, Leuven - BELGIUM, 19-20 September 2013/oral.
  • A Hernandez Michelena, J Graham-Jones, W Hall and J Summerscales
    Natural fibre treatments review,
    5th International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Polymers and Composites (Ecocomp 2013), Birmingham – England, 03-04 July 2013.
  • AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales,
    Microstructural characterisation of jute/epoxy quasi-unidirectional composites
    1st International Conference on Natural Fibers: sustainable materials for advanced applications (ICNF2013),
    Guimarães – PORTUGAL, 09-11 June 2013, Session 8a, pages 47-48.
  • AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales,
    Variability in, and property prediction for, natural fibre composites
    1st International Conference: Natural Fibers: sustainable materials for advanced applications (ICNF2013),
    Guimarães – PORTUGAL, 09-11 June 2013, Session 8a, abstracts book pages 51-52.
  • A Hernandez Michelena, J Graham-Jones, W Hall and J Summerscales
    Resin transfer moulding (RTM) fins production with natural fibres
    1st International Conference on Natural Fibers: sustainable materials for advanced applications (ICNF2013),
    Guimarães – PORTUGAL, 09-11 June 2013, Session 8a, abstracts book pages 49-50.
  • A Hernandez Michelena, J Graham-Jones, W Hall and J Summerscales
    Ecoboard production with natural fibres
    1st International Conference on Natural Fibers: sustainable materials for advanced applications (ICNF2013),
    Guimarães – PORTUGAL, 09-11 June 2013, poster, abstracts book pages 339-340.
  • A Hernandez Michelena, J Graham-Jones, W Hall and J Summerscales
    Resin transfer moulding (RTM) to produce surfboard fins with natural fibres
    ICCST_9, Sorrento – ITALY, 24-26 April 2013/oral: Thursday 25 April 2013 at 15:10.
    DEStech Publications Inc, Lancaster PA, 2013. ISBN 978-1-60595-113-3, pages 577-583.
  • Zoltan Gombos and J Summerscales,
    In-Mould Gel-Coating for Polymer Composites
    9th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST-9):
    2020 scientific and industrial challenges, Sorrento – ITALY, 24-26 April 2013/poster.
    DEStech Publications Inc, Lancaster PA, 2013. ISBN 978-1-60595-113-3, page 980.
  • AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales,
    Microstructural characterisation of jute/epoxy quasi-unidirectional composites
    9th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST-9):
    2020 scientific and industrial challenges, Sorrento – ITALY, 24-26 April 2013/oral: Thu 25/4 at 10:30.
    DEStech Publications Inc, Lancaster PA, 2013. ISBN 978-1-60595-113-3, pages 779-791.
  • AS Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales,
    Variability in, and property prediction for, natural fibre composites
    9th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST-9):
    2020 scientific and industrial challenges, Sorrento – ITALY, 24-26 April 2013/oral: Wed 24/4 at 14:45.
  • John Summmerscales,
    In-Mould Gel-Coating for RTM and RIFT
    11th Intl. Conference on Flow Processing in Composite Materials, AUCKLAND NZ, 9-12 July 2012.
  • N Dissanayake, J Summerscales, SM Grove and MM Singh
    Quantitative life cycle analysis for flax fibres
    4th International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Polymers and Composites (EcoComp),
    Birmingham – England, 07 July 2011.
  • J Summerscales,
    A new rule of mixtures for natural fibre composites
    4th International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Polymers and Composites (EcoComp),
    Birmingham – England, 06 July 2011.
  • A Virk, W Hall and J Summerscales
    A new rule of mixtures for natural fibre composites
    International Seminar on Strengthening of Collaboration for Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibres Research and Development, Secretariat of the International Jute Study Group (IJSG) and the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), DHAKA – Bangladesh, 08-09 June 2011.
  • J Summerscales, C Hoppins, P Anstice, N Brooks, J Wiggers, D Yahathugoda, A Harper, C Wood and M Cooper
    In-Mould Gel Coating for Resin Transfer Moulding
    10th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM-10),
    Ascona – SWITZERLAND, 11-15 July 2010.
  • Bharaneedharan Muralidharan and John Summerscales
    In-Mould Gel-Coating for Resin Infusion Processes using a Flow Medium.
    10th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM-10),
    Ascona – SWITZERLAND, 11-15 July 2010.
  • John Summerscales
    A taxonomy for resin infusion processes
    International Conference on Marine and Offshore Composites, RINA, London,03-04 February 2010.
  • J Summerscales, C Hoppins, P Anstice, N Brooks, J Wiggers, D Yahathugoda, A Harper, C Wood and M Cooper
    In-Mould Gel Coating for Resin Transfer Moulding
    International Conference on Marine and Offshore Composites, RINA, London, 03-04 February 2010.
  • NPJ Dissanayake, J Summerscales, SM Grove and MM Singh
    Quantitative life cycle analysis for flax fibres
    International Conference on Natural Fibres, London, 14-15 December 2009.
  • NPJ Dissanayake, J Summerscales, SM Grove and MM Singh
    Quantitative life cycle analysis for flax fibres
    International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-17), Edinburgh, 27-31 July 2009.
  • R K Cullen, S M Grove, 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.
  • L Broadbent, R Bland, S Leonard-Williams, S Sharma and J Summerscales
    An advanced resin transfer moulding system for the production of advanced composite materials
    International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-17), Edinburgh, 27-31 July 2009, interactive poster.
  • NPJ Dissanayake, J Summerscales, SM Grove and MM Singh
    Life cycle impact assessment of flax fibre for the reinforcement of composites
    Second International Conference on Innovative Natural Fibre Composites for Industrial Applications,
    Rome – ITALY, 15-18 April 2009.
  • John Summerscales
    A taxonomy for resin infusion processes
    International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, Belfast, 18-19 March 2009.
  • John Summerscales, C Hoppins, P Anstice, N Brooks, J Wiggers, D Yahathugoda, A Harper, C Wood and M Cooper
    In-Mould Gel Coating for Resin Transfer Moulding
    International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, Belfast, 18-19 March 2009.
  • NPJ Dissanayake, J Summerscales, SM Grove and MM Singh
    Life cycle impact assessment of flax fibre for the reinforcement of composites
    International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, Belfast, 18-19 March 2009.
  • NPJ Dissanayake, HN Dhakal, SM Grove, MM Singh, J Summerscales
    Optimisation of energy use in the production of flax fibre as reinforcement for composites
    International Conference on Flax and Other Bast Plants (Fiber Foundations - Transportation, Clothing and Shelter in the Bioeconomy),
    Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), CANADA, 21-23 July 2008, Abstract #10, pages 47-58. ISBN-13: 978-0-9809664-0-4.
  • RK Cullen, SM Grove, J Summerscales and HN Dhakal
    Flow convergence and void formation in resin-infused cored sandwich tructures
    The 9th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM-9), Montréal (Québec) – CANADA, 8-10 July 2008. CD-ROM/pdf/ri1/2.pdf. Book of abstracts page 10.
  • NPJ Dissanayake, J Summerscales, SM Grove, MM Singh
    Infusion of natural vs. synthetic fibre composites with similar reinforcement architecture in the context of a LCA
    The 9th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM-9), Montréal (Québec) – CANADA, 8-10 July 2008. CD-ROM/pdf/z_poster/19.pdf. Book of abstracts page 124.
  • NPJ Dissanayake, J Summerscales, SM Grove and MM Singh
    Comparative life cycle assessment for natural vs glass fibres as reinforcement for composites
    Composites Innovation 2007 - improved sustainability and environmental performance, Barcelona, SPAIN, 4-5 October 2007.
  • J Summerscales
    Low pressure (vacuum infusion) techniques for moulding large composite structures
    Composites Innovation 2007 - improved sustainability and environmental performance, Barcelona, SPAIN, 4-5 October 2007 – poster paper.
  • NPJ Dissanayake, J Summerscales, SM Grove and MM Singh
    Comparative life cycle assessment for natural vs glass fibres as reinforcement for composites
    Conference: Sustainable Materials, Polymers & Composites, U.Warwick at Coventry, 11 September 2007. PowerPoint.
  • R Pomeroy, S Grove, J Summerscales, Y Wang and A Harper
    Measurement of permeability of continuous filament mat glass-fibre reinforcements by saturated radial airflow
    8th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials, Ecole des Mines de Douai, Douai, FRANCE, 11-13 July 2006.
  • R Pomeroy, S Grove, J Summerscales, Y Wang and A Harper
    Preform characterisation for Resin Transfer Moulding
    Composites Processing 2006, Composites Processing Association, Haydock (Merseyside), 27 April 2006.
  • John Summerscales
    The effect of permeant on the measured permeability of a reinforcement
    7th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials, University of Delaware, NEWARK USA, 7-9 July 2004, pp 471-476.
  • J Summerscales
    A comparitive assessment of resin infusion processes
    Seminar on Advanced Processes and Manufacture of Composite Structures
    IMechE Aerospace Materials and Structures Technical Activity Committee, BRISTOL, 9 June 2004.
  • Matthew W Arney, Stephen Grove, Iosif Progoulakis, Tim Searle, David Short, Julian Spooner & John Summerscales
    Integrally-heated tooling for the manufacture of fibre-reinforced composites
    Composites Processing 2004, Composites Processing Association, BROMSGROVE, 23 April 2004
  • RK Cullen and J Summerscales
    The determination of the fibre volume fraction in natural fibre composites
    Invited Presentation: Exploratory Workshop on Environmentally Friendly Composites (EnviroComp),
    European Science Foundation Physical and Engineering Sciences Committee, COVENTRY, 20-21 April 2004.
  • CM Leavey, MN James, J Summerscales and R Sutton
    Damage detection in CFRP using wavelet scale correlation
    5th Int Conf Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis, GLASGOW, 9-11 September 2003.
    Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis: Materials Science Forum 440-4: 211-218 (2003).
  • KJP Menadue, DJ Grieve, RS Burns and J Summerscales
    Materials for low investment tools for plastic injection
    18th National Conference on Manufacturing Research, LEEDS Metropolitan University, 10-12 September 2002.
    In K Cheng and D Webb, Advanced in Manufacturing Technology XVI,
    Professional Engineering Publishing Limited, Bury St Edmunds and London, 2002, pp 417-422.
  • Maria Papakyriacou, Mark Russell-Stevens, Peter Schulz, David C Plane and John Summerscales
    Mechanische Eigenschaften eines kohlenstofffaserverstärkten Mg-Verbundwerkstoffes bei erhöhten Temperaturen
    Proceedings of Conference 2 at Ranshofener Leichtmetalltage - AUSTRIA, 24 - 26 April 2002.
    Eds. H. Kaufmann, A. Wahlen, P.J. Uggowitzer (2002), pp.46-57 (refereed in Gießereiforschung).
  • John Summerscales, Paul M Russell, Stepan Lomov, Ignaas Verpoest and Richard S Parnas
    The fractal dimensions of tomographic sections of a woven composite
    Sixth International Conference on Microscopy of Composite Materials, OXFORD, 25-26 March 2002.
  • J Summerscales
    Clean efficient manufacture of composites using resin infusion under flexible tooling (RIFT)
    Composites Processing 2002, Composites Processing Association, Birmingham Airport, Paper 4, 24 January 2002.
  • M Russell-Stevens, DC Plane, J Summerscales, P Schulz and M Papakyriacou (refereed in MS&T)
    Effects of elevated temperature on mechanical properties and failure mechanisms of a short carbon fibre reinforced magnesium composite
    8th International Conference on Metal Matrix Composites: Metallic Composites and Foams, Institute of Materials, LONDON, 26-27 November 2001, Session 5: Processing and Properties of Fibre-Reinforced MMCs.
  • J Summerscales, NRL Pearce, P Russell and FJ Guild
    Invited Lecture: Characterisation of the mesostructure of woven fabric composites by fractal dimensions.
    Residential Meeting: Structural Integrity of Composite Materials and Structures, Isle of CAPRI, 20-25 May 2001.
  • John Summerscales, Felicity Guild, Neil Pearce and Paul Russell
    Process-property-structure relationships for woven fibre composites
    8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Composites,
    NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, 13-15 September 2000, pp 121-130. ISBN 1-85573-550-4.
  • J Summerscales, NRL Pearce, P Russell and FJ Guild (refereed in Journal of Microscopy, 2001)
    Invited Lecture: Voronoi cells, fractal dimensions and fibre composites
    5th International Conference on Microscopy of Composite Materials, Royal Microscopical Society,
    OXFORD, 2-4 April 2000.
  • J Summerscales
    Clean efficient manufacture of composite vessels using resin infusion under flexible tooling (RIFT)
    International Conference on Lightweight Construction – Latest Developments,
    Royal Institution of Naval Architects, LONDON, 24-25 February 2000, paper 2, pp 1-8. ISBN 0-903055-56-2.

Book reviews

  • Güneri Akovali - Handbook of Composite Fabrication
    Materials World, April 2002, 10(4), 25.
  • C Ageorges and L Ye – Fusion Bonding of Polymer Composites
    Materials World, September 2003, 11(9), 36.
  • K Worden, WA Bullough and J Haywood - Smart Technologies
    Materials World, January 2005, 13(1), 51.
    Book review as submitted (with references).
  • Jasprit Singh - Smart Electronic Materials
    Materials World, February 2007, 15(2), 43.
  • Bjorn Backman - Composite Structures, Design, Safety and Innovation
    International Journal of Fatigue, August 2007, 29(8), 1577.
  • C Hellio and DM Yebra - Advances in marine anti-fouling coatings
    Materials World, November 2010, 18(11), 44. 

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