Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

Composites Update

The CCM Composites Update is a monthly newsletter published to inform a broad range of educators, students, and professionals of the revolutionary composites research ongoing at University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials. Each issue focuses on research highlights, faculty profiles, upcoming events, and job openings, as well as important news related to our Consortium members.

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World-Class Research

Campus was abuzz on Tuesday, Aug. 23, as U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) returned to his alma mater to tour research labs and meet with faculty, students and industry partners in the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering and College of Health Sciences.

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2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate students and visiting scholars who worked at the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials labs over the summer will participate in the annual undergraduate research symposium.

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Sensing Trouble

Engineers document new structural health monitoring technique

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2016 Medal of Excellence Winners

The 2016 Medal of Excellence award will be presented September 19-22, 2016, during the American Society for Composites’ 31st Annual Technical Conference at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Composites Honor

John W. Gillespie Jr., director of the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials, has been selected to receive the Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award from the American Society for Testing and Materials. The award includes delivering a keynote lecture at the American Society for Composites (ASC) conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, in September.

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TuFF Materials

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) a $14.9M three-year cooperative agreement for the Tailorable Feedstock and Forming (TFF) Program.

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Spring Research Reviews

The CCM Spring Research Review series will begin March 9th. This series is comprised of weekly overviews of the Center's research focus areas. Each weekly session consists of four 15-minute presentations on specific topics within a designated focus area, along with a brief Q&A session.

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Top Educator

The Society of Plastics Engineers has named Suresh Advani, Associate Director of CCM, its Composites Educator of the Year for 2015. This award is sponsored by SABIC.

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AMPing it up

Center for Composite Materials develops new tool for materials processing and design

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CCM Capabilities

21st Century Design & Manufacturing

  • Basic Research
    Six research thrust areas describe Center interdisciplinary research in composites. Find out more
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    Provide products and services to the industry using state-of-the-art computer-aided technologies and leveraging our expertise in design and product development practices. Find out more
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    Four state-of-the-art laboratories for test and evaluation of advanced materials for a wide range of environments and conditions.
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Materials Characterization Workshop

August 23-24, 2016
UD Faculty and Students: $95/person (to offset the cost of food)
All others: $695/person
Pearson Hall and ISE Lab, Pearson Auditorium 125 Academy St., Newark, DE

A 2-day short course in nanofabrication, microanalysis and analytical techniques offered in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory.

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Progressive Composite Damage Modeling in LS-Dyna Using Mat-162

Upcoming Workshop:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 9am-5pm
Cost: $595 per person
Coffee, Lunch, Parking, CD with Course Content

This short course will include the theory and practice of MAT162 composite damage model with applications to low and intermediate impact velocities, understanding the LS-DYNA programming parameters related to impact-contact, damage evolution, perforation and penetration of thin- and thick-section composites.

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