Dr Tristan Shelley


Dr Tristan Shelley
NameDr Tristan Shelley
Email Addresstristan.shelley@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Research Fellow (Advanced Composites Manufacturing and Sustainable Industry Design)
QualificationsBEng Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentCentre for Future Materials (Operations)
Centre for Future Materials (Research)
AffiliationsInstitute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4812-0285
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Biography

DrShelley is a specialist in advanced composites manufacturing technologies and targeted sustainable manufacturing methodologies. He also assists in the strategic direction of industry focused R&D programs inc. bid development and project management. Over the past 5 years, has successfully won a portfolio of ~$65M worth of grant and contracts, with $58M awarded within the last 18 months. The greatest success has been the iLAuNCH Hub, in which he is the Interim CTO, with $50M awarded for the iLAuNCH Hub to support manufacturing companies in the space sector to accelerate, build a complementary supply chain and overcome commercialisation challenges.

Dr Shelley has been a member of the Centre for Future Materials at UniSQ since October 2019, joining from the AMRC (The University of Sheffield). Dr Shelley has extensive experience leading and partaking in industrial collaborative grant funded programs for the delivery of industrially relevant technological solutions. Dr Shelley specialisation focuses on advanced manufacturing of composite materials, and accelerated processing techniques including bonding and joining of aerospace structures. Recently, as Co-Director of the NO WASTE Pilot Precinct & SIMPLE Hub his focus has also been directed toward design of products using problematic ‘waste’ materials. Areas of technical experience and knowledge range from numerical modelling, structural design, optimisation, and numerous composite manufacturing techniques.

Dr Shelley has worked extensively with industry partners inc.: Boeing Australia (Melbourne), Hypersonix Launch Systems (Brisbane), US Air Force Research Laboratory (Tokyo, Japan), Wagners CFT (Toowoomba), PARTEC Pty Ltd (Brisbane, Australia), Venlo Investments (Brisbane, Australia), Impacts Renewable Energy Pty Ltd (Brisbane, Australia), Rocket Technology International (Helidon, Australia), GKN Aerospace (Isle of Wight, UK), Dowty Propellers (Cheltenham, UK), Dassault Aviation (Paris, France), Boeing (Seattle, USA) and Airbus (Toulouse, France) among other through the iLAuNCH Hub; and has collaborated academically with the AMRC (Sheffield, UK), Deakin University (Geelong), Fraunhofer IGCV (Augsburg, Germany), NCC (Bristol, UK), and TPRC (Enschede, Netherlands).

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior Research FellowThe University of Southern Queensland2022
Research FellowThe University of Southern Queensland20192022
Research EngineerAdvanced Manufacturing Research Centre, The University of Sheffield20162019

Fields of Research

  • 400101. Aerospace materials
  • 400102. Aerospace structures
  • 400107. Satellite, space vehicle and missile design and testing
  • 400505. Construction materials
  • 401601. Ceramics
  • 401602. Composite and hybrid materials
  • 401609. Polymers and plastics
BEng
Qld
2011
PhD
Qld
2015

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Digitisation of composite component lifecycle workflows (iLAuNCH AM-2 - Topic 1)Associate SupervisorMasters2024
Digital twin interfacing for composite airframe structural repair (iLAuNCH AM-2 - Topic 2)Principal SupervisorDoctoral2024
Manufacturing process optimisation and quality assurance of composite repair processes and efficiency (iLAuNCH AM-2 ¿ Topic 3)Associate SupervisorDoctoral2024
Next generation joining techniques for primary and secondary aircraft structures.Associate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Reprocessing waste polyamide for sustainable sucker rod guidesAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Self-learning Process Modelling in Composites Manufacturing Associate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Multifunctional Resin System for Next Generation PultrusionAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Through-Thickness Dielectric Sensing for Thermoset Composite Cure Analysis and Process ValidationAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2024
Effect of Fibre Distribution on Structural Behaviour of Pultruded Composite ProfilesAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Project titleDetailsYear
Sustainable Industry Manufacturing Planning for Long‑term Ecosystems (SIMPLE) Hub2023
Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications, and Hypersonics (iLAuNCH) Hub2022
DART CMP Airframe: A composite reusable hypersonic platform2022
New Options for Waste And Saving The Environment (NO WASTE) Pilot Precinct2021
Self-learning Process Modelling in Composites Manufacturing2020
Dynamic In-Situ Control using Simulation, Sensor Networks and Applied Process Parameters for Fast Processing of Resin Infusion Laminates2020

Stochastic modelling of out-of-autoclave epoxy composite cure cycles under uncertainty

Hall, Molly, Zeng, Xuesen, Shelley, Tristan and Schubel, Peter. 2024. "Stochastic modelling of out-of-autoclave epoxy composite cure cycles under uncertainty." Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2024.108110

Circular economy barriers in Australia: How to translate theory into practice?

Feldman, Jessica, Seligmann, Hannah, King, Sarah, Flynn, Matthew, Shelley, Tristan, Helwig, Andreas and Burey, Paulomi (Polly). 2024. "Circular economy barriers in Australia: How to translate theory into practice?" Sustainable Production and Consumption. 45, pp. 582-597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2024.02.001

Formation of non-uniform fibre distribution and its effect on the flexural performance of pultruded GFRP box beams

Qi, Songming, Alajarmeh, Omar, Alhawamdeh, Mohammad, Shelley, Tristan, Schubel, Peter, Rendle-Short, Kendric and Zeng, Xuesen. 2024. "Formation of non-uniform fibre distribution and its effect on the flexural performance of pultruded GFRP box beams." Composite Structures. 327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2023.117695

Characterisation of Curing of Vinyl Ester Resin in an Industrial Pultrusion Process: Influence of Die Temperature

Chaparala, Sai Ajay Chandra, Alajarmeh, Omar, Shelley, Tristan, Zeng, Xuesen, Rendle-Short, Kendric, Voice, Dean and Schubel, Peter. 2023. "Characterisation of Curing of Vinyl Ester Resin in an Industrial Pultrusion Process: Influence of Die Temperature." Polymers. 15 (18). https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15183808

Dielectric parameter independent curing analysis of out-of-autoclave carbon fibre/epoxy composites

Hall, Molly, Zeng, Xuesen, Shelley, Tristan and Schubel, Peter. 2023. "Dielectric parameter independent curing analysis of out-of-autoclave carbon fibre/epoxy composites." Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2023.107755

Formation of non-uniform fibre distributions in winding-pultrusion process and its effect on axial compressive properties of hollow GFRP profiles

Qi, Songming, Alajarmeh, Omar, Shelley, Tristan, Schubel, Peter, Rendle-Short, Kendric and Zeng, Xuesen. 2023. "Formation of non-uniform fibre distributions in winding-pultrusion process and its effect on axial compressive properties of hollow GFRP profiles ." Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2023.107659

Construction and Deconstruction: Materials and substances from 'waste'

Burey, Paulomi, Feldman, Jessica, Seligmann, Hannah, Song, Eric, Flynn, Matthew, Helwig, Andreas, Gharineiat, Zahra, Seneviratne, Dinuki, Whiteside, Eliza, Shelley, Tristan, Priesler, Nils, Manalo, Allan, Mirzaghorbanali, Ali, Nourizadeh, Hadi, Roberts, Michae, Nicol, Rose, Redmond, Petrea, Lynch, Mark, Dearnaley, John, ..., Germon, Geoff. 2023. "Construction and Deconstruction: Materials and substances from 'waste'." Chemistry in Australia. (June-August 2023), pp. 16-21.

Fibre waviness characterisation and modelling by Filtered Canny Misalignment Analysis (FCMA)

Alajarmeh, Omar, Qi, Songming, Shelley, Tristan, Schubel, Peter, Rendle-Short, Kendric and Zeng, Xuesen. 2023. "Fibre waviness characterisation and modelling by Filtered Canny Misalignment Analysis (FCMA)." Composite Structures. 307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2023.116666

Design optimisation of hollow box pultruded FRP profiles using mixed integer constrained Genetic algorithm

Alhawamdeh, Mohammad, Alajarmeh, Omar, Aravinthan, Thiru, Shelley, Tristan, Schubel, Peter, Mohammed, Ali and Zeng, Xuesen. 2022. "Design optimisation of hollow box pultruded FRP profiles using mixed integer constrained Genetic algorithm." Composite Structures. 302, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2022.116247

Influence of post-processing on the compressive behaviour of full-scale pultruded FRP columns: Holes and inserts

Alajarmeh, Omar, Alhawamdeh, Mohammad, Shelley, Tristan, Mohammed, Ali, Nicol, Lachlan, Schubel, Peter and Zeng, Xuesen. 2022. "Influence of post-processing on the compressive behaviour of full-scale pultruded FRP columns: Holes and inserts." Engineering Structures. 266, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2022.114547

In situ Thermoset Cure Sensing: A Review of Correlation Methods

Hall, Molly, Zeng, Xuesen, Shelley, Tristan and Schubel, Peter. 2022. "In situ Thermoset Cure Sensing: A Review of Correlation Methods." Polymers. 14 (15), pp. 1-29. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14152978

Review on Local Buckling of Hollow Box FRP Profiles in Civil Structural Applications

Alhawamdeh, Mohammad, Alajarmeh, Omar, Aravinthan, Thiru, Shelley, Tristan, Schubel, Peter, Mohammed, Ali and Zeng, Xuesen. 2021. "Review on Local Buckling of Hollow Box FRP Profiles in Civil Structural Applications." Polymers. 13 (23), pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234159

Modelling flexural performance of hollow pultruded FRP profiles

Alhawamdeh, Mohammad, Alajarmeh, Omar, Aravinthan, Thiru, Shelley, Tristan, Schubel, Peter, Mohammad, Ali and Zeng, Xuesen. 2021. "Modelling flexural performance of hollow pultruded FRP profiles." Composite Structures. 276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114553

Modelling hollow pultruded FRP profiles under axial compression: Local buckling and progressive failure

Alhawamdeh, Mohammad, Alajarmeh, Omar, Aravinthan, Thiru, Shelley, Tristan, Schubel, Peter, Kemp, Michael and Zeng, Xuesen. 2021. "Modelling hollow pultruded FRP profiles under axial compression: Local buckling and progressive failure." Composite Structures. 262, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.113650

CRC-P Next Generation Pultrusion Processes

Schubel, Peter, Zeng, Xuesen, Shelley, Tristan and Alajarmeh, Omar. 2019. CRC-P Next Generation Pultrusion Processes. Toowoomba. https://doi.org/10.26192/3a7c-va16

A study on rapid forming of aerospace stiffeners

Shelley, Tristan J,, Dickinson, Calum P. M., Tew, Hannah and Scaife, Richard J.. 2018. "A study on rapid forming of aerospace stiffeners." SAMPE Europe - Conference Southamphon 2018. Southampton, United Kingdom 11 - 13 Sep 2018 United Kingdom.

Understanding joint formation in thermoset composite welding (TCW) joints

Shelley, Tristan James. 2015. Understanding joint formation in thermoset composite welding (TCW) joints. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Queensland. https://doi.org/10.14264/uql.2015.953

Modelling squeeze flow of viscous polymer melts

Shelley, Tristan, Liu, Xiaolin, Viedt, Martin, Heitzmann, Michael and Paton, Rowan. 2014. "Modelling squeeze flow of viscous polymer melts." Oñate, E., Oliver, J. and Huerta, A. (ed.) 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI), 5th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM V), 6th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD VI). Barcelona, Spain 20 - 25 Jul 2014

Application of wavelet parameters for impact damage detection in plates

Shelley, T. J. and Liew, C. K.. 2013. "Application of wavelet parameters for impact damage detection in plates." Key Engineering Materials. 558, pp. 12-24. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.558.12