AVIC Centre for Structural Design and Manufacture
The collaboration between Imperial College London and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is promoting world leading scientific research into aircraft design and manufacturing technologies. The AVIC Centre for Structural Design and Manufacture is collaborating closely with AVIC Manufacturing Technology Institute (MTI) and AVIC the First Aircraft Institute (FAI). Their knowledge of metals, polymers and composites and experience with design, manufacture, testing and inspection combines well with Imperial's capabilities on fundamental research.
More recently, the AVIC Centre for Structural Design and Manufacture is also collaborating with AVIC Aircraft Strength Research Institute (ASRI) which is the national test centre for structural integrity assessments of commercial aircraft.
The AVIC centre at Imperial College London is collaborating to develop a thorough understanding of the science of materials, manufacturing, structure integrity and failure mechanisms. It is hoped that such collaborations will help create safer, lighter and more efficient air transportation facilities.