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Dr Xuesen Zeng

Dr Xuesen Zeng
Name Xuesen Zeng
Position Senior Research Fellow (Polymer Composites)
Section Strategic Research Projects
Office Z2 116
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2251
Extension 2251
Email
Qualifications BEng Shanghai Jiao Tong , PhD NUSingapore

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Composite and Hybrid Materials ( 091202 )
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles) ( 091006 )
  • Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation ( 091307 )

Research interests
Advanced Composite Manufacturing

Current grant
Australian Department of Defense Next Generation Out-Of-Autoclave Composite Repair

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)



Publications in ePrints

Yan, Shibo and Zeng, Xuesen and Long, Andrew (2019) Meso-scale modelling of 3D woven composite T-joints with weave variations. Composites Science and Technology, 171. pp. 171-179. ISSN 0266-3538

Endruweit, A. and Zeng, X. and Matveev, M. and Long, A. C. (2018) Effect of yarn cross-sectional shape on resin flow through inter-yarn gaps in textile reinforcements. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 104. pp. 139-150. ISSN 1359-835X

Yan, Shibo and Zeng, Xuesen and Long, Andrew (2018) Experimental assessment of the mechanical behaviour of 3D woven composite T-joints. Composites Part B: Engineering, 154. pp. 108-113. ISSN 1359-8368

Turner, Paul and Liu, Tao and Zeng, Xuesen and Brown, Kevin (2018) Three-dimensional woven carbon fibre polymer composite beams and plates under ballistic impact. Composite Structures, 185. pp. 483-495. ISSN 0263-8223

Yan, Shibo and Zeng, Xuesen and Brown, Louise and Long, Andrew (2017) Geometric modeling of 3D woven preforms in composite T-joints. Textile Research Journal. ISSN 0040-5175

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Composite and Hybrid Materials ( 091202 )
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles) ( 091006 )
  • Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation ( 091307 )


Research topics

Dr Xuesen Zeng is Senior Research Fellow and Centre Manager at CFM. Xuesen joined USQ in Feb 2017, after 10 years¿ composites research at University of Nottingham, UK. His research focuses on low-cost and sustainable composite manufacturing processes, including advanced dry preforms, resin transfer moulding, vacuum assisted resin infusion and automated dry tape laying process. Dr Zeng has extensively applied finite element methods for the mechanical, fluid dynamics and thermal analyses in composite process modelling. The established modelling approaches have been successful in investigating the correlation of process-induced defects and structural performance, forming, permeability and its variability, void formation, composite material optimisation, and composite structural shape distortion. Dr Zeng pioneered `organic textile design¿ optimization modelling leading to the radical advancement in structural optimization and process development technologies. Xuesen has run collaborative research with Airbus, Rolls Royce and SAFRAN Nacelles. Dr Zeng has been awarded $1.6M total in research grants, from a variety of UK government funding bodies as well as industry and has over 40 publications.