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Electromagnetic Properties of Non-woven Materials

Advanced non-woven materials are used throughout the Aerospace, Defence and Medical industries, usually to provide lightweight, functional enhancement to existing composite structures which otherwise under perform. Applications include; shielding, collapsible antenna reflectors and defibrillator electrodes.

The ability to optimise non-woven fabrics toward the diverse applications in which they exist necessitates accurate models of their structure, which once validated, can be applied to any number of application specific problems (including thermal, structural and electromagnetic to name a few).

In this project we are using a combination of numerical and analytical techniques validated with measurements to predict the electromagnetic properties of the materials.




  • York research database (Publications, Related Projects, etc.)
  • PhD Thesis: Modelling the Electromagnetic Properties of Conductive Nonwoven Fabrics, Andrew Nicholas Austin, 2017