Professor Simon Bickerton

BE, Mech Eng, 1993; PhD, Mech Eng, 1999

Biography

Simon Bickerton is a native of Auckland, completing his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Auckland in 1993. He then went on to study at the Centre for Composite Materials, at the University of Delaware, completing his PhD in 1998 under the supervision of Professor Suresh Advani. From 1999 to 2011 he served as an academic staff member within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 2012 he took extended leave from the University of Auckland, taking up a position with the BMW Group, Munich, Germany. There he worked within the department responsible for manufacture of structural carbon fibre parts, witha focus on the BMW Project i.

Simon returns to the University of Auckland in 2015 as Professor within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and as a member of the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials established recently on the universities Newmarket Campus.

Areas of expertise

  • Manufacturing processes for composite materials; exeperimentation, control, and modelling
  • Robust manufacturing, considering material and process variability
  • Manufacture of synthetic and natural fibre reinforced plastics
  • Liquid Composite Moulding processes (i.e. RTM, CRTM, VARTM, and RTMLight)
  • Out of autoclave processing of composites

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wijaya, W., Bickerton, S., & Kelly, P. A. (2020). Meso-scale compaction simulation of multi-layer 2D textile reinforcements: A Kirchhoff-based large-strain non-linear elastic constitutive tow model. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 137.10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.106017
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Piaras Kelly
  • Wijaya, W., Kelly, P. A., & Bickerton, S. (2020). A novel methodology to construct periodic multi-layer 2D woven unit cells with random nesting configurations directly from mu CT-scans. COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 19310.1016/j.compscitech.2020.108125
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Piaras Kelly
  • van Oosterom, S., Schreier, A., Battley, M., Bickerton, S., & Allen, T. (2020). Influence of dissolved gasses in epoxy resin on resin infusion part quality. COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING, 13210.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105818
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tom Allen, Mark Battley
  • Karumbaiah, K. M., Kracke, C., Battley, M., Bickerton, S., & Allen, T. (2020). Flexural fatigue performance of carbon epoxy composites with and without resin flow channels. ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tom Allen, Mark Battley
  • Karumbaiah, K. M., Kracke, C., Battley, M., Bickerton, S., & Allen, T. (2020). Flexural fatigue performance of carbon epoxy composites with and without resin flow channels. ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tom Allen, Mark Battley
  • Wijaya, W., Ali, M. A., Umer, R., Khan, K. A., Kelly, P. A., & Bickerton, S. (2019). An automatic methodology to CT-scans of 2D woven textile fabrics to structured finite element and voxel meshes. COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING, 12510.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105561
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Piaras Kelly
  • van Oosterom, S., Allen, T., Battley, M., & Bickerton, S. (2019). An objective comparison of common vacuum assisted resin infusion processes. COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING, 12510.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105528
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Battley, Tom Allen
  • Kim, S., Amirpour, M., Covic, G., & Bickerton, S. (2019). Thermal Characterisation of a Double-D Pad. 2019 IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power Transfer, WoW 2019. 10.1109/WoW45936.2019.9030613
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Seho Kim

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BUILDING 902 - Bldg 902
Level 2, Room 210
262 KHYBER PASS
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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