Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

Engineers Week

UD will celebrate National Engineers Week from Feb. 19-25.

E-Week is aimed at celebrating how engineers make a difference in the world, increasing public dialogue about the need for engineers, and bringing engineering to life for kids, educators and parents. The theme of E-Week 2017 is “Engineers Dream Big.”

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Thermoplastic composite B-pillar?

The University of Delaware-Center for Composite Materials worked with several partners, including BMW, to develop a carbon fiber/thermoplastic composite automotive B-pillar that meets structural and crash safety requirements. Next stop, production?

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Manufacturing Engineering Education

Last week, President Barack Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill setting policy for all activities at the Department of Defense (DOD). Buried within the 969 pages of legislation (S. 2943) is a manufacturing engineering education program to be run by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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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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Partner with CCM

Great opportunities to partner with CCM, a World Leader in Research, Education and Technology Transfer, on NASA and DoD SBIR & STTR solicitations.

NASA research topics by focus area: http://go.nasa.gov/2hhB8oH
DoD topics: http://bit.ly/2gVKrcL

Companies interested, Contact Dr. Dirk Heider
heider@udel.edu | 302-831-8898

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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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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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CCM Capabilities

21st Century Design & Manufacturing

  • Basic Research
    Six research thrust areas describe Center interdisciplinary research in composites. Find out more
  • Product Development
    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
  • Engineering Services
    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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CCM NEWS

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


Upcoming Workshop:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 9am-5pm
Cost:
In-House Class: $595 per person
Includes: Coffee, Lunch, Parking (Perkins Garage 4C), CD with Course Content

Web Conference: $595 per person
Includes: CD with Course Content

Description
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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