Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

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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2016 Student Achievement Day

On Friday May 6, 2016 the Center for Composite Materials will honor 17 individuals with seven different awards.

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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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SAMPE Fellow

John W. Gillespie Jr., director of the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (CCM), has been named a fellow of the Society for Advanced Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE).

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

Upcoming Workshops:
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 9am-5pm
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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A Short Course on Thermal Analysis

July 13 – 14, 2016 | 9am-4pm
Cost: $300 for industrial full attendee
           $50 for students if space is available
           (does not include lunch)

The course will include the basics of Thermal Analysis with morning lectures on differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). The afternoon sessions will have hands-on instruction by the vendors, with demonstrations on calibration and how to run experiments.

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