Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

2015 Student Achievement Day

On Friday May 8, 2015 the Center form Composite Materials honored 16 individuals- eight students, six researchers and two administrators with seven different awards.

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Composite Newsletter

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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In Memoriam

The Center for Composite Materials mourns the passing of Professor Richard P. Wool, age 67, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

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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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Spring Research Reviews

The CCM Spring Research Review series began in March 2015. 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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2014 Medal of Excellence Winners

The 2014 Medal of Excellence award was presented Sept. 8-10, 2014, during the American Society for Composites’ 29th Annual Technical Conference in La Jolla, California, held this year in conjunction with the 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials and ASTM-D30 Meeting.

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AMPing it up

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

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3D Fabric Conference

It is our pleasure to announce that The 6th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications will be held during 26 to 29 May 2015 at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, USA, coordinated with TEXCOMP-12 at the same location. Professor Jack Gillespie, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, is Chair of the International Advisory Committee.

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Prof Tsu-Wei Chou: Composites Innovator

Highly cited researcher. World Fellow of composites. One of the top 100 materials scientists of the decade.

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CCM's New Equipment

CCM faculty, staff, and students have access to a broad spectrum of composites characterization, manufacturing, processing, and computational equipment in the Center's 52,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facilities.

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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

Monday, June 8, 2015 | 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 with and without curvature.

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