Edu Ruiz has been working in the composite processing field since 1999 at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal (Canada). His research focuses on processing, numerical analysis and optimization of composite manufacturing. He was involved in the Canadian Network of Excellence Research Centers Auto21 from 2001 to 2009, where he worked in close collaboration with Aston Martin and Sotira on the numerical simulation of several parts of the DB9 Vanquish car. He developed several numerical solutions in collaboration with ESI Group, such as optimal injection conditions to minimize the formation of macro and microvoids within the part. In collaboration with Airbus and Dassault Aviation, he developed a numerical tool to simulate their liquid resin infusion (LRI) manufacturing process. He has also conceived various characterization tools allowing quick analysis of laboratory data such as combined DMA-DSC-TMA instrument developed in collaboration with 0,1dB Metravib and Thermoflux. This instrument, capable of measuring dynamic properties during composites cure as well as resin shrinkage and gellation, has shown to be a key characterization equipment for composites processing. Based on a statistical permeability measurement method, he coded in 1999 software for permeability characterization called PermLab. He also created software called CureKinetics for modeling the resin cure kinetics of complex polymer systems. He is now involved in the development of new composite manufacturing processes as well as in the implementation of novel numerical tools in this area.
Biography Updated on 17 July 2012