Scientific Program

AuxDefense 2018 – 1st World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense Scientific Program is presented through a variety of sessions including keynote and invited lectures where international experts are invited to deliver lively discussions on speciality topics. Cutting-edge research related with Defense comprise the program and are delivered through the oral communication sessions, each offering a unique opportunity to amass the latest scientific and technical novelties in advanced materials for Defense, including equipment and soldier protective systems.
In addition to the Scientific Program, a Social Program is available at the end of each day (subject to pre-registration, for an additional fee).
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             DAY 1 | 3rd September 2018

9h00

Opening Session

9h30

 

Keynote Lecture

European Defence Trends in Materials and Structures Technologies

Giuseppe Giovanni Daquino

European Defense Agency

 

 

                        Room 1

                          Room 2

                       Room 3

10h15

Session 8 – Impact, Ballistic and Blast Performance

 

12

Lead-Free Primary Explosives based on Transition Metal Coordination Compounds

Jörg Stierstorfer

University of Munich (LMU) | Germany

 

Session 9 – Advanced Materials and Technologies for Defense

 

33

Raw and Processed Materials Used in the European Defence Industry

Claudiu Pavel

Joint Research Centre, European Commission | Netherlands

Session 2 – Smart Materials and Structures

73

Reduced Graphene Oxide Coating for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Application

Ricardo Andrade   

MackGraphe | Brazil

10h30

20

Ballistic Impacts Experiments and Modeling of Plastilina/Protection Systems

Lionel Gilson

Royal Military Academy | Belgium

39

A Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of T2 Copper at High Strain Rates

Shuai Chen             

ZNDY of Ministerial Key Laboratory, University of Science and Technology| China

35

Smart Acclimatisation Textile Systems for Defense          

Gilda Santos          

CITEVE – Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industry of Portugal | Portugal

10h45

29

Alternatives for Protection of Structures and Components Under Near Field Blast Loadings

Daniel Ambrosini

University of Cuyo, CONICET | Argentina

52

Adaptative Camouflage Technologies of Defense Interest

Bruno Marinho      

Management and Technological Innovation Agency | Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

66

Smart and Sustainable Materials for Military Applications based on Natural Fibres and Silver Nanoparticles

Diana P. Ferreira   

Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), Minho University | Portugal

11h00 – 11h30

COFFEE BREAK

11h30

Session 4 – Advanced Polymers, Fibrous and Textile Materials

16

Invited Lecture

Molecularly Imprinted Polymers and Optical Fiber Sensors for Security Applications

Nunzio Cennamo

University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli  | Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 6 – Nanomaterials and Nanostructures for Defense

 

2

Invited Lecture

Solving Vexing Defense Challenges with Nano-Armored Enzyme-Based Materials

Alan Russel

Carnegie Mellon University  | USA

Session 1 – Advanced Composites for Defense Applications

 

15

Comparison of the Ballistic Stability of Composites based on Carbide of Boron, Corund, and Glass-Ceramics (Armored Sitall)

Yurii Merkulov       

Independent scientist | Russian Federation

11h45

18

 Integrity of Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites during Impact whilst under Fire Conditions        

Robert Chapple     

Institute for Materials Research and Innovation, University of Bolton | United Kingdom

12h00

21

Experimental and Numerical Characterization of 3D-Printed PLA under Uniaxial High Strain-Rate Loading         

Hugo B. Rebelo     

CINAMIL, Military Academy and CERIS, ICIST and Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon | Portugal

11

Lanthanum Hydroxide Nanoparticles / Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposite

Arvind Kumar Bhakta            

University of Namur | Belgium

23

Abrasive Waterjet Machining of Aluminium / Boron Carbide Composite

Kanthababu M      

Department of Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University |India

12h15

36

Propellant based on Sustainable Polymers from Succinic Acid

Nicolis Araujo        

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

43

Graphene-Based Nanocomposites with Improved Mechanical and Ballistic Protection Properties  

Israel Gago            

Technical University of Cartagena, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department | Spain

25

Damage Investigation Over Upper Skin Composite Panels of the Eurofighter Aircraft

Michele Buonsanti

Department Diceam Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria | Italy

12h30

45

 Modification the Polyamide 6 Film with Silver Selenide 

Remigijus Ivanauskas            

Kaunas University of Technology | Lithuania

38

Application Argonium Plasma Jet with Frequency 10 khz in Atmospheric Environment

Luis Madson Costa

Technical Institute of Aeronautics | Brazil

27

Reinforced cork composites developed for helmet liner with improved damping performance

Francisco J. Galindo-Rosales

Transport Phenomena Research Center, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto| Portugal

12:45

50

Textile Electrodes for Heart Rate Measurement: a Comparative Study for Firefighters’ Monitoring       

André G. Ferreira  

University of Minho | Portugal

80

Ballistic Resistance of Magnesium Alloy, AZ31B Reinforced with Carbon Nanotube and Lead under Gas Gun Simulation   

Mohamad Faizal Abdullah    

National Defense University of Malaysia | Malaysia

34

A Hierarchical Impact Force Reconstruction Method for Aerospace Composites

Mario Emanuele de Simone

University of Bath | United Kingdom

13h00 – 14h00

LUNCH

14h00

Session 3 – CBRN Protection

 

8

Development of a Low-Cost Device for Detection of Explosives Vapors           

Liliana Martelo      

Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon | Portugal

Session 7 – Auxetic Materials

 

135

Invited Lecture

Auxetic Materials: Potential for Defense Applications

Sohel Rana

Fibrenamics, University of Minho | Portugal

 

Session 4 – Advanced Polymers, Fibrous and Textile Materials

 

101

 Increased Energy Absorption and Reliability of Beams by Improved Web-Flange Junctions

Nandan Khokar

Biteam AB | Sweden

14h30

22

Biological Protective Clothing Materials

Gang Sun

University of California, Davis | United States

83

Smart Textile Solutions

Lisandra Vilaça      

Smart Innovation | Portugal

14h45

41

Rapid Deactivation of Organophosphorus Nerve Agents by Reactive Adsorbents Based on Nanocrystalline Metal (Hydr)Oxides

Jiri Henych             

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences | Czech Republic

42

Indentation and Impact in Dome-Shaped Auxetic Honeycombs         

Yousef Dobah        

University of Bristol | United Kingdom

36

Propellant Based on Sustainable Polymers from Succinic Acid               

Nicolis Araujo

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

15h00

68

Chemical and Biological Warfare Protection and Self-Decontaminating Fabrics based on Oxide Nanoparticles

João F. Pereira

Fibrenamics | Portugal

 

136

Development and Characterization of High Performance Auxetic Fabrics Produced Using Purl Knitted Structures

Rui Magalhães

Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), University of Minho | Portugal

45

Modification the Polyamide 6 Film with Silver Selenide

Remigijus Ivanauskas            

Kaunas University of Technology | Lithuania

15h15

90

Selection of Chemical Protective Suits by Users: Are the Standard Tests Results Sufficient?             

Denis Josse            

Alpes-Maritimes Fire and Rescue Services | France

100

Development of High Performance Auxetic Composites for Application in Protection Area  

Fernanda Steffens

Federal University of Santa Catarina | Brazil

50

Textile Electrodes for Heart Rate Measurement: A Comparative Study for Firefighters’ Monitoring

André G. Ferreira  

University of Minho | Portugal

15h30

96

Passive and Active Chemical Protection

Ana Leitão             

Center for Textile Science and Technlogy,  University of Minho | Portugal

115

Response of Auxetic Composite Sandwich Panel to Fragment Simulating Projectile Impact          

Matej Vesenjak     

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor | Slovenia

109

Meta-Aramid Fiber with Smart and Functional Behaviour

Fernando Ribeiro Oliveira

University Federal of Santa Catarina | Brazil

15h45

 

99

Non-Releasing Biocidal Coatings: A New Eco-Friendly Strategy to Prevent Marine Biofouling               

Amaya Igartua       

ik4-tekniker | Spain

 

137

Characterization Of Auxetic And Mechanical Behaviours Of Auxetic Composites Developed Using Star Knitted Structures

Clara Gonçalves

Institute for Polymers and Composites (IPC), University of Minho | Portugal

 

67

Soldier Monitoring Systems: The Potential of Natural Fibres and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles           

Sofia Costa            

Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), Minho University | Portugal

15h45 –

16h15

COFFEE BREAK

16h15

Session 9 – Advanced Materials and Technologies for Defense

 

70

Invited Lecture

Bioinspired Materials Templates by Nature Species  

Di Zhang

State Key Lab of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University | China

 

Session 8 – Impact, Ballistic and Blast Performance

 

32

Development of A New Technology to Manufacture an Additional Ballistic Protection Panel (Add On) for the New Brazilian Armored Personnel Carrier (GUARANI)

Julio Dolce

Brazilian Army | Brazil

Session 5 – Design and Analysis of Protection Materials and Composites

69

Invited Lecture

Molecular Modeling of Mechanical Properties of Semicrystalline Polyethylene

Jan Andzelm

U.S. Army Research Laboratory | United States

 

 

 

 

16h30

46

Manufacture and Ballistic Testing of Sheared Dyneema® Plates  

Behjat Ansari         

University of Bristol | United Kingdom

16h45

53

Facilities, Skills and Competence in Advanced Materials Studies for Defense at C2T  

António Pereira Gonçalves

Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN), Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon | Portugal

47

Experimental Evaluation of Impact Resistant Composite Solutions for Commercial Aircraft Fuselage

Ricardo Rocha

INEGI | Portugal

6

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Combat Helmet Ballistic Performance

Marcos Rodriguez-Millán     

University Carlos III of Madrid | Spain

17h00

79

A New Approach to Dual Use Research – Janus Project         

Costas Charitidis   

National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering | Greece

51

Mapping Ballistic Penetration Resistance of Hard Ceramic Targets

Joaquim M. Vieira

Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering (DEMaC) and CICECO, University of Aveiro | Portugal

28

Characterization and Constitutive Modelling of Crushable Foams – Application to Highly Demanding Thermomechanical Loading Cases

Paulo Antunes

Critical Materials | Portugal

17h15

 

92

Activities at Onera on Materials and Structures for Defence Applications

Stefan Drawin

ONERA | France

 

55

Vibration Analysis of High Pressure Composite Carbon Fiber Vessel Subjected to Mechanical Impact   

Maciej Panek         

Wrocław University of Science and Technology | Poland

 

48

Comparison between Finite Element Models and Simplified Energetic Models for High Velocity Impacts on an Aluminium Plate

Énio Chambel

Military Academy | Portugal

17h30

104

Joining Methods Of High Entropy Alloys Used For Ballistic Targets

Ionelia Voiculescu 

University Politehnica of Bucharest  | Romania

57

Modified Pendulum Impact Test on Uhpfrc with Coarse Basalt Aggregate

H.J.H. Brouwers    

Eindhoven University of Technology | Netherlands

49

Comparison of Numerical Modelling Methods of Innovative Materials for Ballistic Shields

Adrianna Mackiewicz            

Department of Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology | Poland

18h00

 

CLOSING

 

19h00

 

SOCIAL PROGRAM – WELCOME RECEPTION

Palace of the Marquis of Pombal – visit the palace wine cellar and taste four of the best Portuguese wines grown in this region

DAY 2 – 4th September 2018

9h00

Conference Announcements

9h15

Keynote Lecture

Multifunctional Coatings based on Two-Dimensional Materials for Defense Applications

JunLou

Rice University, USA

 

 

 

 

10h10

Session 6 Nanomaterials and Nanostructures for Defense

88

Energy of Micro Crystalline Cellulose- Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Hybrid Cementitious Composites

Shama Parveen     

Fibrenamics, University of Minho | Portugal

Session 5 – Design and Analysis of Protection Materials and Composites

54

Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Detonation Pressure of Plastic Explosive – Pbx

Fausto Mendonca

Aeronautics Institute of Technology | Brazil

 

 

10h15

94

Environmental Stimuli-Responsive Electrospun Composite Nanofibres for Textile Based Advanced Defense Applications

Shah M Reduwan Billah        

Department of Chemistry, Durham University | United Kingdom

59

Behind-Helmet Blunt Trauma: Matching Measurement to Injury Using Finite Element Modelling

Ana Ferreira Azevedo

Royal Military Academy | Belgium

 

10h30

107

 Ballistic Composites Reinforced with Inorganic Nanotubes of Tungsten Disulfide

Danica Simić         

Military Technical Institute | Serbia

75

A Reduced-Order Modeling Based Design and Optimization for a Lightweight Multilayer Armor Plate against Blast and Impact

Weiran Jiang

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor| USA

 

10h45

134

 Nanocarbon Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites Fabricated by A Bioinspired Bottom-Up Process

Zhiqiang Li

Shanghai Jiao Tong University | China

78

Simulation of Ballistic Impacts On Concrete with New Damage

Luís Pereira

Portuguese Air Force Academy | Portugal

 

11h00 – 11h30

COFFEE BREAK

11h30

Special Session on Graphene

 

111

Electrically Conductive Polymer Based Composites for Thermoelectric Applications

Petra Pötschke

Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden | Germany

Special Session on Ballistic Performance

19

Microstructural Analysis On Ballistic Tested Armour Steel Joints Fabricated Using Low Hydrogen Ferritic Consumables for Capping Pass

Balakrishnan M.    

The Institute for Sustainability and Innovations in Structural Engineering (ISISE), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra | Portugal

 

 

11h45

62

Effect of Welding Consumables On Ballistic Performance of Shielded Metal Arc Welded Quenched & Tempered (Q&T) Armour Grade Steel Joints

Balasubramanian V

Cemajor | India

 

12h00

113

Graphene Nanocomposites for Defense Applications

Robert J Young

National Graphene Institute and School of Materials, University of Manchester | United Kingdom

63

Ballistic Performance of Air Cooled and Water Cooled Friction Stir Welded High Strength Armour Grade Aa2519-T87 Aluminum Alloy Joints

Malarvizhi S

Cemajor |India

 

12h15

64

Ballistic Performance of Shielded Metal Arc Welded Dissimilar Joints of Armour Grade Steels

Balasubramanian V

Cemajor |India

 

12h30

126

Waterborne Polyurethane Composites with Few Layer Graphene for High Performance Coatings

Maria da Conceição Paiva

University of Minho | Portugal

65

Effect of Metal Transfer Modes On Ballistic Performance of Gas Metal Arc Welded Rolled Homogenized Armour Steel Joints

Malarvizhi S

Cemajor |India

 

12h45

 

 

13h00 – 14h00

 

 

LUNCH

 

14h00

Session 4 – Advanced Polymers, Fibrous and Textile Materials

 

72

Invited Lecture

Armours Ballistic Performance of Nonwoven Fabrics for Lightweight Armours         

Javier Llorca

IMDEA Materials Institute & Technical University of Madrid | Spain

Session 1 – Advanced Composites for Defense Applications

 

10

Invited Lecture

Carbon Nanotube/ Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Composites           

Shijie Wang

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research) | Singapore

Special Session on AuxDefense 

138

Study of the Energy Absorption Capability of Para-Aramid Fabrics

Sónia Costa

Fibrenamics, University of Minho | Portugal

14h30

139

Influence of Carbon Nanotubes in the Performance of a Ballistic Helmets

Fernando Cunha

Fibrenamics, University of Minho | Portugal

14h45

76

Investigating The Mechanical Behaviours of 3d Warp Interlock Fabrics for Soft Body Armour Design

François Boussu    

ENSAIT | France

74

Multi-Impact Response of Composite Sandwiches Incorporating Cork Cores

Paulo Reis

University of Beira Interior | Portugal

140

Study of the Influence of the Polymer Matrix on the Energy Absorption in Reinforced Composites with Three-Dimensional Auxetic Meshes

João Bessa

Fibrenamics, University of Minho | Portugal

15h00

85

Flexible Textile Supercapacitors based on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanomaterials

Rui Costa

Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto | Portugal

77

Influence of The Consolidation Pressure On the Shock Wave Propagation in UHMWPE Composites

Torsten R Lässig

Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach-Institut, Freiburg | Germany

141

Influence of Different Loading Rates on Energy Absorption Capability of Para-Aramid Fabrics

Juliana Cruz

Fibrenamics, University of Minho | Portugal

15h15

102

Functionalization of a Non-Newtonian Fluid Composed of Silica Nanoparticles into Cotton Substrates for Anti-Stab Protection

Filipa Fernandes

Ooze Nanotech | Portugal

87

Novel Multi-Scale Cimentitious Composites Developed Using Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) and Sisal Fibers

Shama Parveen

FIBRENAMICS, University of Minho | Portugal

142

Development of Fibrous Interfaces to Improve Comfort on Bullet Proof Vest

Ana Leitão

Fibrenamics, University of Minho | Portugal

15h30

120

 Electrically Conductive Peek Filaments for Additive Manufacturing by FDM        

José Covas

University of Minho | Portugal

121

Deep Penetration of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Composites by a Sharp-Tipped Punch

Burigede Liu

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge | United Kingdom

143

Study on the Usability of Innovative Knee and Elbow Pads based on Auxetic Composites

Marta Brito

Fibrenamics, University of Minho | Portugal

15h45

 

125

 Functionalised Fabrics for Organic Compounds Degradation

Ana Maria Ferraria

CQFM (IN and IBB) Instituto Superior Técnico | Portugal

58

Effects of Inclination Angle On Pullout Performance of Hooked End Fiber Embedded in Uhpc

Y.Y.Y. Cao

Eindhoven University of Technology | Netherlands

144

Designing Novel Soldier Systems Elements based on Biomimetics

Filipe Moreira

Fibrenamics, University of Minho | Portugal

15h45 – 16h15

 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

 

16h15

Session 9 – Advanced Materials and Technologies for Defense

31

 Invited Lecture

IR-Signatures of Low Flying Aircraft and Their Engine-Embedded Fuselage’s Emissivity

Shripad Mahulikar

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay | India

Session 8 – Impact, Ballistic and Blast Performance

 

37

Thermal Isolation/Barriers for Small Caliber Weapon Applications           

Adam Foltz

US Army Ardec Picatinny Arsenal | United States

 

 

16h30

61

Mechanical Properties of Ultra High Performance Fiber Concrete and its Response to Impact Loading

Anna Mina

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus and School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens | Cyprus

 

16h45

105

SHM TB30 – Methodology and Tools for Assessing the Structural Health and Life Extension of Legacy Aircraft

Paulo Antunes

Critical Materials |Portugal

81

Different Composite Behaviours Under Blast Loading

Arthur Voisin         

Renault Trucks Defense / GEMTEX | France

 

17h00

108

Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Coatings for Engine Components of Light Armored Vehicles

Igartua Amaya

Fundacion TEKNIKER | Spain

86

Performance of Structural Blast Mitigation Measure for Oil and Gas Industrial Facilities

Damjan Cekerevac

Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering | Portugal

 

17h15

114

An Overview of Mechanical Behaviour of Cellular Metals as Fillers in Thin-Walled Structures

Isabel Duarte

University of Aveiro | Portugal

103

UHPFRC Resistance to Projectile Impact in Dependence on Fibre Content

Jindřich Fornůsek

CTU in Prague | Czech Republic

 

17h30

117

Influence of Silane Coupling Agent on Shear Thickening Fluids (Stf)

Thiago Santos

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte – PPGET | Brazil

98

Spallation Observed in Hard Metals During Taylor- Impact Tests

Torsten Lässig

Fraunhofer Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik, Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI) | Germany

 

17h45

 

93

Quality Metrics Parameters of Personal Protection Equipment

Inese Zimmele

Gerster TechTex | Germany

 

89

 Hybrid Ballistic Solutions     

Pedro Mimoso

INEGI | Portugal

 

 

18h00

 

CLOSING

20h00

SOCIAL PROGRAM – CONFERENCE DINNER

Vila Galé Collection Palácio dos Arcos

 

 

DAY 1 & 2 | 3rd – 4th September 2018

9h00 – 18h00

Poster Session

 

84

Peculiarities of The Silver Selenide Layers Formation On the Different Nature Fibers Surface

Daiva Milasiene

Kaunas University of Technology | Lithuania

97

Dyeing of Meta-Aramid Fibres Previously Functionalized with PDDACl

Fernando Ribeiro Oliveira

Federal University of Santa Catarina | Brazil

106

Military Textiles – Protection Mechanisms

Fernanda Steffens

Federal University of Santa Catarina | Brazil

112

The Thermal Colour and The Emissivity of Printed Pigments On Knitted Fabrics for Application in Diurnal Thermal Camouflage Garments

Catarina Pimenta

Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), University of Minho | Portugal

116

Trends in Camouflage

Danielle Beduschi

University of Minho | Portugal

127 Novoloid Composites Created in Electric Field

Wieslawa Urbaniak-Domagala

Lodz University of Technology | Poland