Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

Research Summaries

material and synthesis
Materials and Synthesis addresses identification, creation, and tailoring of existing and next-generation materials through the control of microstructure at multiple scales, ranging from molecular to macro-scale. Advanced fibers, new polymers, sizings and nanomaterials are primary areas of interest. 
mechanics and design
Mechanics and Design focuses on understanding microstructure-property relationships to enable model-based design and optimization of materials and structures at multiple scales. It encompasses mechanics of materials at multiple scales, numerical methods, CAD/CAM, re-engineering, and new software design tools. 
multifunctional materials
Multifunctional Materials focuses on developing materials to accomplish multiple performance objectives in a single material system. It encompasses traditional composite materials that provide high specific stiffness, strength, and incorporates other functions such as energy absorption, electromagnetic properties, sensing and actuation, power harvesting and repair. 
performance
Performance research focuses on state-of-the-art testing and evaluation of a wide range of material properties, including static and dynamic thermo-mechanical properties, adhesion at multiple-scales, electromagnetic properties etc, on a wide range of structures from the nanoscale to full-scale prototypes. The work also addresses the development of new test procedures and equipment.
Processing Science
Processing Science focuses on the development of new composite manufacturing processes, understanding processing effects on microstructure-property relationship, models and simulations for virtual manufacturing for quality and affordability. 
sensing and control
Sensing and Control is aimed at developing sensors and devices to monitor composites from manufacturing until the end of service life; also comprises development and validation of process control schemes using simulations and manufacturing workcells.

Materials and Synthesis

Materials and Synthesis addresses identification, creation, and tailoring of existing and next-generation materials through the control of microstructure at multiple scales, ranging from molecular to macro-scale. Advanced fibers, new polymers, sizings and nanomaterials are primary areas of interest.

2016

Dynamic Effects of a Single Fiber Break in Unidirectional Glass Fiber-Reinforced Composites
   Raja Ganesh (Ph.D.M.E.), Subramani Sockalingam (Ph.D.M.E. 16), Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque, and John W. Gillespie, Jr

2013

Electrospinning Electroactive Nanocomposite Films for Sensing Applications
   P. Hauser (B.M.E.), C. Jacob (Ph.D.M.E.), E. Thostenson

Lignin-Based High-Performance Polymers and Block Copolymers
   J. F. Stanzione, III (Ph.D.), K. H. Reno (Ph.D. Candidate), J. M. Sadler (Ph.D.), J. J. La Scala (Ph.D.), R. P. Wool (Ph.D. Advisor)

2012

Toughening Mechanisms of Thermoplastic Particulate Polycarbonate Composites
   H. Kim, W. Zhao (Ph.D.M.E.), and J. Suhr

Thermoresistive Characterization of Composites of Vinyl Ester and Carbon Nanotubes
   Kalon Lasater, Erik T. Thostenson

Lignin-Based, High-Performance Polymers
   J.F. Stanzione III (Ph.D. Candidate), J. M. Sadler (Ph.D.), J. J. La Scala (Ph.D.), R.P. Wool (Ph.D.)

Through Thickness Thermal Conductivity Enhancement for 3D Fiber Composites
   H. Yu (Ph.D.M.E.), S. Schneiders (Intern), D. Heider and S. G. Advani

Effects of the Weaving Process on Tensile Strength Distribution of S2 Glass Fiber Tows Extracted from Different
3-D Woven Fabrics

   A. Abo Obaid, S. A. Andersen and J.W. Gillespie Jr.

2011

Electrospun Polymer Fibers For Composite Applications
   A. Kovalchuk and J. Deitzel

Utilization of Lignin in the Development of High-Performance Bio-based Resins
   J.F. Stanzione III (Ph.D. Candidate), J. M. Sadler (Ph.D., ARL), J. J. La Scala (Ph.D., ARL), R.P. Wool (Ph.D.)

2010

Mechanical Properties/Fiber Surface Chamistry and Morphology Relationship in Oxygen Plasma Treated UHMW Polyethelene/Epoxy Composites
   M. Dey, D. Kissounko, J. M. Deitzel, J. W. Gillespie, Jr., J. H. Yim and G. R. Palmese (Drexel University), D. Daphne Pappas (ARL)

Observing the Twinkling fractal Theory (TFT) of the Glass Transition
   J.F. Stanzione III (Ph.D. Candidate), R.P. Wool (Ph.D.), and K.E. Strawhecker (Ph.D., ARL)

Lignin-derived Monomers for Use in High-Performance Bio-based Resins
   J.F. Stanzione III (Ph.D. Candidate), J.M. Sadler (Ph.D.), J.J. La Scala (Ph.D.), and R.P. Wool (Ph.D.)

2009

Effects of the Weaving Process on Tensile Strength Distribution of S2 Glass Fiber Towns Extracted from Different
3D-Woven Fabrics

   A. Abu Obaid, S. A. Andersen and J.W. Gillespie Jr.

Effects of 2D and 3D-Weaving Process on Tensile Properties of Synthetic Fibers
   A. Burleigh (B.M.E.), A. Abu-Obaid, W. Hunt (B.M.E.)

Chemically Modified Fatty Acids as Styrene Replacement in Vinyl Ester Polymers
   A. Campanella (Ph.D.) and R. P. Wool

The Effects of Crimp on the Tensile Properties of High Performance Fibers
   M. Campbell (B.M.E.), J. Deitzel 

Evaluation of the Interfacial Shear Strength and Energy Absorption of Polymer-Containing Polysiloxane Sizings
for E-Glass Fibers

   K. Danner (B.Ch.E.), D. Kissounko, and R. Barsottib

Surface Study of Plasma Treated Polyethylene Fibers by AFM
   M. Dey and D. Kissounko

Effect of Particle Size on High and Low Rate Responses of Shear Thickening Suspension of Hard-Sphere Particles
   K. Forrest , E. Head III, J. W. Gillespie Jr., and N. J. Wagner

Advanced Characterization Study of Resin Systems for Military Application
   M. Grusenmeyer (M.E. Undergrad), D. Molligan (B.S.M.E.), D. Fudge (B.S.A.E.)

Curvature Induced Kink Bands and the Resulting Degredation of the Tensile Properties of Synthetic Fiber
   W. Hunt (B.M.E.), A. Abu Obaid, A. Burleigh (B.M.E.)

Microstructure Measurements of Concentrated, Near Hard Sphere Colloidal Dispersion via 1-2 Plane Flow-SANS
   D. P. Kalman (Ph.D.Ch.E.), N. J. Wagner

Optimizing the Fiber-Matrix Interphase for Controlled Energy Absorption and Strength
   D. Kissounko, J. W. Gillespie , J. Deitzel, A. Abu-Obaid , D. Pappas (ARL), R. Jensen (ARL), J. Yim (DU), Y. Mukhin (DU), G. Palmese (DU)

Investigation of Linear Electrospinning Jets
   J. Knopf, J. M. Deitzel, N. J. Wagner

Characterization of Thermosetting Poly Urea Resin
   J. Natale (B.Ch.E.), J. Deitzel, J.W. Gillespie Jr.

Development of a Mold to Study Heat Diffusion and Resin Flow Velocity Dependence
   A. Phillips (Intern), J. Alms, P. Simacek , and S. G. Advani

The Effect of Electrical Field Shape on the Electrospinning Process
   E. Phillips (B.M.E.), J. R. Santiago (B.Ch.E.), J. Deitzel

Modulating Hydrogel Rigidity via Photopolymerization of Self-Assembled β-Hairpin Peptide Hydrogels
   R. V. Rughani (Ph.D.Ch.) and Joel P. Schneider

Electrospinning Spacially Oriented, Sub-Micron Metal Oxide Fibers
   J. R. Santiago (B.Ch.E.), E. Phillips (B.M.E.), J. Deitzel

Hydrogen Storage on Carbonized Keratin Fibers
   E. Şenöz and R. P. Wool

Peptide Based Nanostructures for Multifunctional Composite Materials
   N. Sharma (Ph.D.M.S.E.), A. Altunbas (Ph.D.M.S.E.), M. S. Lamm (Ph.D.M.S.E.), R. Rughani (Ph.D.CHEM), J. P. Schneider and D. J. Pochan

Moisture Uptake in High Performance Fibers
   A. Sheldrake (Intern), J. Deitzel (Advisor)

Bio-Based Composites from Plant Oils and Keratin Fibers for Printed Circuit Applications
   M. Zhan (Ph.D.Ch.E.) and R. P. Wool

2008

Composites from Leaves and Plant Oil-Based Resins
   M. Bah (intern), A. Campanella (PhD), M. Zhan (Grad), A. Abu Obaid and R. Wool

Fatty Acid Monomer as a Replacement of Styrene in Bio-Based Polymers
   A. Campanella (PD) and R. P. Wool

The Evaluation of Rubber-Type Polymers as a Component of E-glass fiber/ Epoxy Resin Interface for Controlled Energy Absorption and Strength
   K. Danner, D. Kissounko, J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Effects of the Weaving Process on Tensile Strength Distribution of S2 Glass Fibers
   A. Abu Obaid, M. Harbison (Intern)

Dynamic Rhealogy of Shear Thickening Fluids
   D. Kessler, N. J. Wagner (Ph.D.), J. W. Gillespie (Ph.D.)

Optimizing the Fiber-Matrix Interphase for Controlled Energy Absorption and Strength
   D. Kissounko, J. W. Gillespie, Jr., J. Deitzel, A. Abu-Obaid, D. Pappas (ARL), R. Jensen (ARL)

Optimization of M5 Fiber Heat Treatment Conditions
   A. Leal (Ph.D.M.S.E.), J. M. Deitzel, S. H. McKnight (ARL), J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

Hydrogen Storage on Carbonized Chicken Feather Fibers
   E. Senoz and R. P. Wool

Experimental Characterization of the Strength of Kevlar KM2 Yarns under Quasi-Static Testing
   C. Showell, G. Nilakantan, M. Keefe, T. Bogetti (ARL)

New Dielectrics from Soy Oil Resin and Natural Fibers
   M. Zhan (Ph.D.Ch.E.) and R. P. Wool

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Mechanics and Design

Mechanics and Design focuses on understanding microstructure-property relationships to enable model-based design and optimization of materials and structures at multiple scales. It encompasses mechanics of materials at multiple scales, numerical methods, CAD/CAM, re-engineering, and new software design tools.

2016

Design and Manufacturing of Advanced Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthoses (PD-AFO) for Wounded Warriors – Open Manufacturing
   S. Sharma, N. Khattra, S. Yarlagadda, Dr. Gillespie

Molecular Simulations of Cross-Linked Epoxy
   S. C. Chowdhury, B. Z. Haque, J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Modeling Nonlinear Conduction Mechanisms of Carbon Composites with Resistor Network
   Hong Yu, Suresh Advani, Dirk Heider

Design of Flexible Bilateral Floating Constraint and Buckling Column
   A. Vanarelli (MSME), J. Gillespie (Ph.D), and S. Yarlagadda (Ph.D)

Study of Crack Initiation and Propagation Along Fiber Matrix Interface Using Carbon Nanotubes as Sensor
   Sandeep Tamrakar, Bazle Z. Haque, John W. Gillespie, Jr.

2015

Micromechanical Modeling of Unidirectional Composites: Dynamic Effects of Fiber Break
   Raja Ganesh, Subramani Sockalingam, Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque, and John W. Gillespie, Jr.

Study of Crack Initiation and Propagation Along Fiber Matrix Interface Using Carbon Nanotubes as Sensor
   Sandeep Tamrakar, Bazle Z. Haque, John W. Gillespie, Jr.

Effect of Fiber Orientation on Nonlinear Behavior of Thermoplastic Composites
   S. Venkateswaran (M.S.M.E.), Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque, and John W. Gillespie Jr.

2014

Energy and Bond Strength Development during Ultrasonic Consolidation
   Greg Kelly, Suresh Advani and John W. Gillespie, Jr

Fiber Length Scale Finite Element Modeling of Kevlar KM2
   Subramani Sockalingam, John W. Gillespie, Jr., and Michael Keefe

High Rate Test Method for Fiber-Matrix Interface Characterization
   Sandeep Tamrakar, Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque and John W. Gillespie, Jr.

A Semi-Analytical Method for Investigating Conical Indentation of a Viscoelastic Sphere
   J. K. Phadikar, T. A. Bogetti and A. M. Karlsson

Study of the Interaction of Silica Glass Surface with Water and Silane Coupling Agent
   Sanjib C. Chowdhury, Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque & John W. Gillespie Jr.

Micromechanical Modeling Of Fiber-Reinforced Composites
   Raja H. Ganesh, Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque and John W. Gillespie Jr.

Modeling Depth of Penetration of Ceramic Tiles Supported by Aluminum
   Nicole Cicchetti, Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque, Shridar Yarlagadda, and John W. Gillespie Jr.

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles under Mechanical Loading
   Sanjib C. Chowdhury, Garrett R. Swenson, Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque & John W. Gillespie Jr.

Axial Crush Modeling of Composite Tubes and their Characteristics
   S. Venkateswaran (M.S.M.E.), Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque and Dr. John W. Gillespie Jr.

Modeling Transverse Impact on UHMWPE Soft Laminate Pack
   Molla Ali, Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque and John W. Gillespie Jr.

2013

Carbon-Fiber Based Passive Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis for Augmenting Net Ankle Moment in Human Gait
   N. S. Khattra, J. J. Tierney, S. Yarlagadda, J. Gillespie, Jr.

Local Buckling Behavior of Vertically Aligned MWCNT Arrays with van der Waals Interaction
   Y. Li and J. Suhr

Modeling the Microdroplet Test Method
   S. Sockalingam, J. W. Gillespie, Jr., and M. Keefe

Rapid Prototyping of Advanced Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthoses (PD-AFO) Designs for Wounded Warriors
   Prof. J. W. Gillespie Jr., Dr. S. Yarlagadda, Dr. J. Tierney

Modeling of In-Plane Void Transport During Composites Processing
   J.J. Gangloff Jr. (Ph.D.M.E.), C. Daniel (Visiting Scholar), Prof. S.G. Advani

Modeling the Depth of Penetration of Very Thick Composites
   I. Biswas & B. Z. (Gama) Haque

Modeling Four Quadrant Low Velocity Impact on Thick-Section Composites with and without Interlayers
   M. S. Walter, S. E. Boyd (ARL), T. A. Bogetti (ARL) and B. Z. (Gama) Haque

Modeling of Water Slamming for Foam Core Sandwich Composite Structures
   Y. Tsuchida (Ph.D.C.E.), and J.W. Gillespie, Jr.

Perforation and Penetration of Composites
   R. Stanton and B. Z. (Gama) Haque

Molecular Simulations of Silica Surface in Presence of Water
   S. C. Chowdhury, B. Z. (Gama) Haque, and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Modeling the Microdroplet Test Method
   S. Sockalingam, J. W. Gillespie, Jr., and M. Keefe

Penetration and Perforation Mechanics of Composites
   B. Z. (Gama) Haque, and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Finite Element Modeling of Nanoindentation Experiment
   A. Caulfield, B. Z. (Gama) Haque, and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

2012

Electrophoretic Deposition of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Production of Carbon/epoxy Composites with Improved Mechanical Properties
   Q. An (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), A. N. Rider and E.T. Thostenson

Stress Reduction in Hockey Stick Foam Core
   S. Durbano, N. Shevchenko, P. Schulze, Y. Tsuchida

Health Monitoring of Composite Structures Using Carbon Nanotubes and Acoustic Sensors
   Gerard J. Gallo, Limin Gao, Erik T. Thostenson, Samik Das (Acellent), Cas Cheung (Acellent)

Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Acoustic Softening During Ultrasonic Consolidation of Thin Aluminum Foils
   G. S. Kelly, S. G. Advani and J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

Thermoresistive Characterization of Composites of Vinyl Ester and Carbon Nanotubes
   K. Lasater, Erik T. Thostenson

Database Integration of Patient, Materials, Process and Test Data for Composite Orthotic Devices
   I. Murgescu, (B.E.E.) (Intern), John J. Tierney, S. Yarlagadda, John W. Gillespie Jr.

Conical Indentation of a Sphere for Determination of Material Properties
   J. K. Phadikar (Ph.D.M.E.), A. M. Karlsson and T. Bogetti (ARL)

Wave Propogation in Prestressed Micro-crack Damaged Media
   D. G. Sahane (Ph.D.M.E.), M. H. Santare, and G. A. Gazonas (ARL)

Rapid Prototyping of Advanced Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthoses (PD-AFO) Designs for Wounded Warriors
   Prof. J. W. Gillespie Jr., Dr. S. Yarlagadda, Dr. J. Tierney (UD-CCM), Prof. S. J. Stanhope, (UD Kinesiology and Applied Physiology)

2011

Response of the Adhesive Interlayer Loaded in Shear
   B. Allik, J. W. Gillespie Jr., R. E. Jensen (ARL)

Out of Autoclave Accelerated Curing of Thermoset Resin
   S. Yarlagadda; M. Kubota

Nano-Scale Property Measurements of Fibers by Instrumented Indentation
   Q. P. McAllister; J. W. Gillespie; Jr.; M. R. VanLandingham (ARL)

Measuring the Local Properties of Kevlar
   Q. P. McAllister (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), John W. Gillespie, Jr., and Mark R. VanLandingham (ARL)

Probabilistic-Multiscale Numerical Modeling of Textile Composites: Bridging Filament – Yarn Length Scales
   Dr. Gaurav Nilakantan and Prof. John W. Gillespie Jr.

Probabilistic-Multiscale Numerical Modeling of Textile Composites: Bridging Yarn – Fabric Length Scales
   Dr. Gaurav Nilakantan and Prof. John W. Gillespie Jr.

High Strain-Rate Behavior of an Adhesive Inter-Layer
   M. P. Rao, B. A. (Gama) Haque and J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

Mode I Fracture Mechanics of High Strain To Failure Adhesives
   Adam Ratzlaff (M.S.E.G.), J.W. Gillespie (UDel-CCM), R. Jensen (ARL)

Effect of Preloads on Wave Propogation in Micro-crack Damaged Media
   D. G. Sahane (Ph.D.M.E.), M. H. Santare, and G. A. Gazonas (ARL)

Performance of Tailored Joints in Discontinuous Cermic-Cored Sandwich Structure
   J. Stephens (M.C.E.); N.Shevchenko; J.W.Gillespie Jr.

2010

Amino Functionalization of MWNT and Its Effect on ILSS of Hybrid Nanocomposites
   Chandrasekaran, V.C.S., Santare M.H., Krishnan P., Advani S.G.

Modeling Blast Damage of Composite Structures
   V. S. Chiravuri, and B. A. (Gama) Haque

Impact and Post-Impact Response of a Composite Materials to Multiple Non-Coincident Impacts
   K. Cromer (M.S.M.E.E.G.), M. Keefe, J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Composite Damage Modeling
   B. A. (Gama) Haque, S.-G. Kang, and J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

Modeling the Progressive Damage in 2D and 3D Woven Fabric Composites
   S. G. Kang, B.A. (Gama) Haque, and J.W. Gillespie, Jr.

Finite Element Analysis of Nanoindentations
   H. Z. Li (P.D.), Q. P. McAllister (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), T. A. Bogetti (ARL), and A. M. Karlsson

A Parametric Analysis of the Quasi-Static Penetration of Composite Materials
   A.F. Manzella (M.C.E.), B.A. (Gama) Haque, and J.W. Gillespie, Jr.

The Particle-Fiber Interface Mechanics of Textile Composite Systems
   Q.P. McAllister (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), J.W. Gillespie, Jr., M.R. VanLandingham (ARL), K. E. Strawhecker (ARL)

The Electromagnetic and Mechanical Properties of Structural Composites, Structural Fabrics and Unit cell Characterization
   R. McCauley (B.M.E.), S. Yarlagadda PhD, Mark Mirotznik PhD

Modeling the Impact of Flexible Textile Composites through Multiscale and Probablistic Methods
   Gaurav Nilakantan (Ph.D.M.S.E.), Michael Keefe, Eric Wetzel (ARL), Travis Bogetti (ARL), and John W. Gillespie Jr.

Modeling Impact, Damage, Penetration of Sandwich Composites
   P. Pasupuleti and B.A. (Gama) Haque

2009

Response of the Adhesive Interlayer Under Dynamic Loading
   G.M. Peters (M.C.E.), B.A. (Gama) Haque, J.W. Gillespie, Jr.

Co-Injection of Polyurethane Resins
   Q. An, H. Deffor, S. Yarlagadda, D. Heider and J.W.Gillespie, Jr.

Micro-Modeling of the Mechanics of the Fiber-Matrix Interface
   T. Bogetti (ARL), B. Powers (ARL), M. H. Santare, T. Cender (B.M.E.)

Finite Element Analysis of Composite Sandwich Panels Under Impact Loading
   D. Helmstetter (M.C.E.) and J. Righman McConnell

Finite Element Modeling of Delamination in Thick-section Composites Using LS-DYNA
   S.G. Kang, B. A. (Gama) Haque, S. Yarlagadda, and J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

Biomedical Engineering Applications for Composite Materials: Review on Design of Ankle-Foot Orthoses and Transtibial Sockets
   B. Keller (Intern), S. Yarlagadda (Ph.D.), and J. Gillespie (Ph.D.)

Penetration Mechanics of Thick-Section Composites
   A.F. Manzella (M.C.E.), B.A. (Gama) Haque, J.W. Gillespie, Jr.

Fiber Particle Interface Mechanics
   Q. McAllister (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), J.W. Gillespie Jr., M. VanLandingham (ARL)

Computational Modeling of the Impact of 2D and 3D Fabrics Incorpating Multiscale and Probabilistic Simulation Techniques
   G. Nilakantan (Ph.D.M.S.E.), M. Keefe, J. W. Gillespie, Jr. T. A. Bogetti (ARL), R. Adkinson (ARL), E. D. Wetzel (ARL)

DYNAFAB V3.0: Automated Finite Element Preprocessors for Textile Composites
   G. Nilakantan (Ph.D.M.S.E.), M. Keefe, J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

Role of the Interlayer Between Ceramic Tiles and Thick Section Composites Subjected to Impulse Loading
    G.M. Peters (M.C.E.), B.A. (Gama) Haque, J.W. Gillespie, Jr Wang

On the Effective Elastic Properties of Microcracked Materials
   X. Wang (PD), M. H. Santare, and G. A. Gazonas (ARL)

2008

Evaluation of Reinforced Polymer Composites for Engineering Controls of Sound and Vibration
   D. Brisach, M. Griffith, S. Petfield, P. Popper and J. Glancey

Penetration Mechanics of Thick-Section Composites
   B. A. (Gama) Haque, Sergey L. Lopatnikov, and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Transmission Container for HMMWV Design and Development of Internal Mounting System
   C. Hazel (Intern)

Super Light Weight Composite Wing Design Contest SAMPE 2008
   C. Jacob; J. Gangloff, R. McCauley, N. Counts, J. McLaughlin

Micromechanics of Concentrated Suspensions for Protective Fabrics
   D. P. Kalman (Ph.D.Ch.E.), E. D. Wetzel (ARL), and N. J. Wagner

Modeling of Electrical Conductivity in Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites
   C. Li (Associate Scientist)

Multi Scale Modeling of the Impact of Textile Composite
   G. Nilakantan (Ph.D.M.S.E.), M. Keefe, J. W. Gillespie, Jr., and T. A. Bogetti (ARL)

Modeling Techniques and Computing Time for Impact Simulations on Woven Fabrics
   M.P. Rao (PD), M. Keefe (UD-ME), B.M. Powers (ARL) and T.A. Bogetti (ARL)

Parametric Analysis of Composite Panels Under Blast Loading
   H. Su

CDS: Composite Design and Simulation Software: Next Generation Interface for Design and Analysis of Composite Structures
   J. J. Tierney, N. Yarlagadda, T. Bogetti, and J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

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Multifunctional Materials

Multifunctional Materials focuses on developing materials to accomplish multiple performance objectives in a single material system. It encompasses traditional composite materials that provide high specific stiffness, strength, and incorporates other functions such as energy absorption, electromagnetic properties, sensing and actuation, power harvesting and repair.

2017

Integrated Rehabilitation and Health Monitoring of Concretestructures Using Structural Carbon Nanotube-based Hybrid Composites
   Hongbo Dai, Thomas Schumacher, and Erik Thostenson

2016

Carbon Nanotube Integrated Multifunctional Composites for In Situ Structural Health Monitoring Application
   Hao Liu (PhDME), Dirk Heider, and Erik T. Thostenson

Interphase Characterization of Nanomaterials Reinforced Glass Fiber/Epoxy Multiscale Composites
   Qi An (PhDMSEG), Andrew N. Rider, Narelle Brack, Sandeep Tamrakar (PhDCE), John W. Gillespie Jr., and Erik T. Thostenson

Carbon Nanotube Integrated Fiber Composites for Structural Health Monitoring and Strengthening of Steel Structures
   Sagar M. Doshi, Shafique Ahmed, Thomas S. Schumacher, Jennifer McConnell, and Erik T. Thostenson

Spatial Damage Sensing Using Carbon Nanotube-Based Sensors with Electrical Impedance Tomography
   Hongbo Dai (PhD Candidate), Gerard Gallo (M.S.), Thomas Schumacher (Assistant Professor), Erik Thostenson (Associate Professor)

2015

Spatial Damage Sensing of Fiber-Reinforced Composites with Carbon Nanotubes
   Gerard J. Gallo and Erik T. Thostenson

Interphase Characterization of Nanomaterials Reinforced Glass Fiber/Epoxy Multiscale Composites
   Qi An (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), Andrew N. Rider, Narelle Brack, Sandeep Tamrakar (Ph.D.C.E.),  John W. Gillespie Jr., and Erik T. Thostenson

Carbon Nanotube Integrated Fiber Composites for Structural Health Monitoring and Strengthening of Steel Structures
   Sagar M. Doshi, Shafique Ahmed, Thomas S. Schumacher, Jennifer McConnell, and Erik T. Thostenson

Spatial Damage Sensing Using Carbon Nanotube-Based Sensors with Electrical Impedance Tomography
   Hongbo Dai (Ph.D. Candidate), Gerard Gallo (M.S.), Thomas Schumacher (Assistant Professor), Erik Thostenson (Associate Professor)

Novel Sensing Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Integrated Multifunctional Composites
   Hao Liu (Ph.D.M.E.), Dirk Heider, and Erik T. Thostenson

2014

Spatial Damage Sensing of Fiber-Reinforced Composites with Carbon Nanotubes
   Gerard J. Gallo and Erik T. Thostenson

Challenges in Nano-Composite Piezoelectric Composites
   Cedric Jacob (Ph.D. Candidate), Erik Thostenson

Carbon Nanotube-Based Sensing Composites For Structural Health Monitoring Of Civil Infrastructure Using Nonwoven Fabrics
   Hongbo Dai, Thomas Schumacher, and Erik Thostenson

2013

Understanding the Role of Carbon Nanotubes at the Substrate Silicon Electrode Interface
   M. Meck, Dr. Hertz, Dr. Wei

Processing and Characterization of Carbon-Based Nanocomposites for Sensing Applications
   S. M. Masters (B.M.E.), Z. R. Melrose (M.M.E.) and E. Thostenson

Design and Evaluation of Structural Composite RF Metamaterials For Use in Radomes and Frequency Selective Surfaces
   R. McCauley, P. Pa, S. Yarlagadda, M. Keefe

Glass Fiber/Carbon Nanotube Multiscale Hybrid Composites via Electrophoretic Deposition
   Q. An (Ph.D.), A. N. Rider and E. Thostenson

Electrospinning: Nano-Fiber Production and Analysis for Electroactive Composites
   D. Wilson, C. Jacob (Ph.D. Candidate), E. Thostenson (Ph.D.)

2012

Electromagnetic Multifunctional Composites High Impedance Surfaces
   R. McCauley (B.M.E.), S. Yarlagadda (Ph.D.), M. Mirotznik (Ph.D.), and P. Pa (B.S.)

2010

Multifunctional Composite Materials Via Nanostructured Peptide Templates
   N. Sharma (Ph.D.M.S.E.), A. Altunbas (Ph.D.M.S.E.), M. S. Lamm (Ph.D.M.S.E.), C. Yan (Ph.D.M.S.E.), R. Nagarkar (Ph.D.CHEM) J. P. Schneider and D. J. Pochan

2009

Integrated Microcombustor/Thermoelectric Generator
   K. Bijjula, J. Federici, E. Wetzel (ARL), D. Vlachos

2008

Heat Recuperation Strategies: Application to Gas-Phase and Catalytic Propane/Air Oxidation
   J. Federici, E. Wetzel, B. Geil, and D. Vlachos

A Bandwidth-Enhanced Bow-Tie Antenna Fed by a Coplanar Waveguide
   Y. Lin (ECE), D. S. Weile

Peptide Based Nanostructures for Multifunctional Composite Materials
   N. Sharma (Ph.D.M.S.E.), A. Altunbas (Ph.D.M.S.E.), M. S. Lamm (Ph.D.M.S.E.), R. Rughani (Ph.D.C.H.E.M.), J. P. Schneider and D. J. Pochan

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Performance

Performance research focuses on state-of-the-art testing and evaluation of a wide range of material properties, including static and dynamic thermo-mechanical properties, adhesion at multiple-scales, electromagnetic properties etc, on a wide range of structures from the nanoscale to full-scale prototypes. The work also addresses the development of new test procedures and equipment.

2015

Experimental Characterizations of Quasi-Static Punch Shear and Crush Behaviors of Multi-Axial Warp-Knitted Composites
Zhe Gao, Gaoming Jiang, Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque

2014

Materials, Manufacturing and Testing for the Ankle-Foot Orthosis
   S. Sharma, Dr. S. Yarlagadda, Prof. J. W. Gillespie Jr.

2013

Design of a Second Spine: A Secondary Parallel Pathway of Transferring Load from the Shoulders to the Pelvis
   J. Park, D. Zanotto, V. Vashista, P. Stegall, X. Jin and S. K. Agrawal

Processing and Characterization of Carbon-Based Nanocomposites for Sensing Applications
   R. McCauley, P. Pa, S. Yarlagadda, M. Keefe

Natural Cork Core Sandwich Structures: Noise Mitigation and Energy Absorption
   J. Walsh, Dr. H. Ick Kim, Dr. J. Suhr

Assessing Composites Manufacturability and Automated Distribution Media Generation
   E. Andres

Molecular Modeling of Kevlar, UHMWPE, Silica-Water-Saline, and CNT Springs
   G. R. Swenson, S. C. Chowdhury, and B. Z. (Gama) Haque

Alternative Current Electrophoretic Deposition of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes
   Z. Wang (B.M.E.), Q. An (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), E. Thostenson

Evidence of Mechanical Mixing During Ultrasonic Consolidation Utilizing Focused Ion Beam Milling and Transmission Electron Microscopy
   J. M. Sietins, J. W. Gillespie, Jr., and S. G. Advani

2012

Generation of Short Hypersonic Water Jet for Rain Erosion Testing of Materials
   S. Lopatnikov, J.W. Gillespie, Jr.

SPLIT FLYING BAR: Device and Method for Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Fibers Under High-Strain Rate Tensile Load
   S.Lopatnikov, J.W. Gillespie Jr.

Investigation of Sound and Vibrational Performance of Sandwich Composite Structures Through Wave Number Analysis
   J. Sargianis (M.S.M.E.), H.I. Kim, J. Suhr

Performance of Tailored Joints in Discontinuous Ceramic-Cored Sandwich Structures
   J.Stephens (M.C.E.), N.Shevchenko, J.W.Gillespie Jr.

High Velocity Impact of Dyneema of Varying Size and Thickness
   J. Rockwell (M.C.E.), Dr. S. Yarlagadda, Dr. J. Gillespie

Design and Optimization of a Composite Exospine Structure for Soldier Rehabilitation and Support
   John J. Tierney, John W. Gillespie Jr., B. Stratton (S.C.S.), M. Maher (ARL) Michael Glenn (Emerald Touch)

2011

Effects of Hygrothermal Conditioning /Weaving Parameters on Performance of KM2 Fibers
   A. Abu Obaid (PD) and J. W. Gillespie

Rheo-physics of Shear Thickening Fluids for applications in ballistic impact protection technology
   A. Kate Gurnon, Jack W. Gillespie and Norman J. Wagner

Structural and Impact Performance of Laminated Composites with Thermoplastic Interlayers
   S. Sharma, S. Yarlagadda

Response of Composite Sandwich Hull Structures Under Slamming Impact
   Y. Tsuchida (Ph.D.C.E.); and J.W. Gillespie; Jr.

2010

Penetration Mechanics of Soft Laminates and Fabrics
   K. Ayotte (B.M.E.), R. Adkinson (ARL), B. (Gama) Haque

Dynamic Rheology of Shear Thickening Fluids for Structural Composite Armor
   A. K. Gurnon, E. Wetzel (Ph.D.), J. Gillespie (Ph.D.), N. Wagner (Ph.D.)

Development of Hardware and Control Systems for High Energy Drop Tower (TOP)
   Edward C. Kowalski (Intern), John Tierney (Ph.D.), Travis Bogetti (ARL), John W. Gillespie Jr.

On the Continuum of Conformable Robots
   S. Lopatnikov, B.(Gama) Haque, J.W.Gillespie, Jr.

Effect of the Cover Sheet at Ballistic Performance of the Composite Structures
   S. Lopatnikov, J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

On the Scaling of Structural Response on the Ballistic Impact
   S. Lopatnikov, J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Comparison of Modeling Approaches to resin Flow Simulation in Layered Draped Textile Preforms
   F. Martinez (Intern), P. Simacek, S. G. Advani

Performance of Bolted Joints in Discontinuous Ceramic Cored Sandwich Structures
   K. Weidner (M.C.E.), N. Shevchenko,J. Tierney, and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

2009

Penetration Mechanics of Soft Laminates and Fabrics
   K. Ayotte (B.M.E.), R. Adkinson (ARL), B. (Gama) Haque

Processing and Performance of Composites with Film Interlayers
   E. Banini (Intern), H. Deffor, S. Yarlagadda, R. Adkinson (ARL), T. Bogetti (ARL)

Repair and Performance of Composites
   T. Ebanja (B.M.E.), C. Arvanitelis, and B. (Gama) Haque

Field Mechanical Testing of Composite Materials with Ceramic Composite Hybrid Structure Applications
   D. Field (Intern), A. Gawandi

Analytical and Experimental Characterization of Discontinuous Core Sandwich Structure
   A. Gawandi, S.Alfredsson, L. Carlsson, T. Bogetti (ARL), and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Binding Between Ceramics and Composites
   M. Incontrera (Intern), A. Abu-Obaid, and S. Yarlagadda

Damage Tolerance and Durability of Thick Section Composites: Development and Characterization of Novel Materials
   C. Keenan (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), J. W. Gillespie Jr. , R. Jensen (ARL), T. Bogetti (ARL), and R. Adkinson (ARL)

Development of Hardware and Control Systems for High Energy Drop Tower (TOP)
   E. C. Kowalski (Intern) J. Tierney, T. Bogetti (ARL), J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

Characterization of a Shear Thickening Colloidal Suspension Using Hopkinson Bar Methodology
   A. S. Lim (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), S. L. Lopatnikov and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Implementing the Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar Technique for Shear Thickening Fluid Evaluation
   A. S. Lim (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), S. L. Lopatnikov and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Modeling and Testing of Biomimetic Laminate Materials
   T. Mulrooney (B.M.E.), A. Thomas (B.M.E.), L. Cheng, A. Karlsson, J. Glancey

Optimum Material Properties of Composites Sandwich Structures for Energy Absorption
   H. Su (Ph.D.C.E.), J. Righman McConnell

Performance of Bolted Joints in Discontinuous Ceramic Cored Sandwich Structures
   K. Weidner (M.C.E.), N. Shevchenko, B. (Gama) Haque, J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

Penetration Resistance of Thick-Section Composites: Effects of Fabric Architecture and Matrix Materials
   J. Zerhusen (B.M.E.), T. Manzella (M.C.E.), and B. (Gama) Haque

2008

Bond Strength and Durability of Titanium Joints using TP-8 Adhesive Under Different Environmental Conditions
   A. Abu Obaid and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Fabrication and Testing of Large-Scale Joining Elements
   H. Deffor, D. Heider and J Gillespie

Developments using a Reconfigurable Tooling System for Composite Replacement Components
   H. Deffor and D. Heider

Development of LIMS Graphical User Interface (LIMSUI)
   P. Simacek, S. G. Advani and K. Friesen (Intern)

Analytical and Experimental Characterization of Ceramic Composite Hybrid Structure
   A. Gawandi, J. W. Gillespie Jr, and T. Bogetti (ARL)

Optimal Composite Panel Characteristics for Blast Senarios
   D. Helmstetter and J. Righman McConnell

Fabrication and Testing of Large-Scale Joining Elements
   D. Heider and J. Gillespie, H. Deffor, E. Istasses

Evaluating the High Rate Response of a Shear Thickening Fluid Using Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar Technique
   A. S. Lim (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), S. L. Lopatnikov and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

A Study of Mechanical Properties and Energy Absorption of Powder-Impregnated Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Matrix Composites
   C. Steggall (Ph.D.M.E.), S.G. Advani, S. Yarlagadda

Input Nodes for Normal Incidence-Free Space Communication for Optical Networks Embedded in Composites
   M. Teitelbaum, S. Yarlagadda, D.J. O’Brien (ARL), E. Wetzel (ARL), K. Goossen

CDS: Composite Design and Simulation Software: Next Generation Interface for Design and Analysis of Composite Structures
   J. J. Tierney, N. Yarlagadda, Travis Bogetti, & J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Design Environment for Aging Aircraft Replacement Parts
   J. J. Tierney, D. Heider, S. Advani. J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Development of High Energy Drop Tower Capability at CCM for Blast and Ballistic Impact
   J. Tierney, T. Bogetti (ARL), and J.W. Gillespie Jr.

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Processing Science

Processing Science focuses on the development of new composite manufacturing processes, understanding processing effects on microstructure-property relationship, models and simulations for virtual manufacturing for quality and affordability.

2017

Interlayer Air Permeability of Thermoplastic Prepreg Stacks during Oven Vacuum Bag (OVB) Processing
   Danning Zhang (Ph.D MSEG), Dirk Heider, John W. Gillespie, Jr

Evacuation of Volatiles from Co-cured Sandwich Panels
   Pavel Simacek, Ph.D. and Suresh G. Advani, Ph.D.

2016

Mechanism of Void Volatile Removal in Thermoplastic Prepreg during Oven Vacuum Bag (OVB) Processing
   Danning Zhang (Ph.D. MSEG), Dirk Heider, John W. Gillespie, Jr

Multiscale Flow Modeling to Predict Tow Impregnation
   Michael Yeager, Pavel Simacek, Suresh G. Advani

Robust Process Design for Liquid Composite Molding (LCM)
    J. Wang (Ph.D.M.E.), Dr. P. Simacek, and Dr. S. G. Advani

2015

Domain Characterization of UHMWPE Fibers and Exploration of Meso/Nanoscale Deformation Mechanisms
   Preston B. McDaniel, Joseph M. Deitzel, John W. Gillespie, Jr.

Void Level in Composites by Thermal Diffusivity
   S. Sauerbrunn, and J. Deitzel

A Methodology to Reduce Variability in VARTM with Optimized Distribution Media
   Hatice S. Sas (Ph.D.M.E.), Pavel Simacek, Suresh G. Advani

Focuses Integration of Composite Part Design and Processing Simulation in Liquid Composite Molding (LCM)
   J. Wang (Ph.D.M.E.), Dr. P. Simacek, and Dr. S. G. Advani

Multiscale Flow Modeling to Predict Tow Filling and Void Transport
   Michael Yeager, Pavel Simacek, Suresh G. Advani

Role of Prepreg Interlayer Permeability on Void Reduction During Oven Vacuum Bag Processing of Thick Thermoplastic Composites
   Danning Zhang (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), John W. Gillespie, Jr

2014

Void Morphology and Transport During Partially Impregnated Thermoset Prepreg Processing
   J. J. Gangloff Jr. (Ph.D.M.E.) and Prof. S. G. Advani

Multiple Gate Injection Optimization in Liquid Composite Molding
   J. Wang (Ph.D.M.E.), Dr. P. Simacek and Prof. S. G. Advani

Parametric Study of Fiber Tow Wetting by Finite Volume of Resin
   Michael Yeager and Dr. Suresh G. Advani

Effect of in-plane fiber tow shape and stacking sequence on effective through-thickness thermal conductivity of unidirectional composite laminates
   Hang Yu, Dirk Heider and Suresh Advani

Gas Transportation in Void Reduction of Thermoplastic Composites via Oven Vacuum Bag (OVB) Processing
   D.Zhang (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), J.W. Gillespie Jr.

Structural Hierarchy of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Fibers Studied By Atomic Force Microscopy
   Preston McDaniel, Joseph M. Deitzel, John W. Gillespie, Jr.

2013

Influence of Void Morphology On Their Mobility Through Thermoset Prepregs
   C. Daniel (Intern), J. J. Gangloff (Ph.D.M.E.), and Prof. S. G. Advani 

Multiple Gate Injection Optimization in Liquid Composite Molding
   J. Wang (Ph.D.M.E.), Dr. P. Simacek and Dr. S. G. Advani

An Experimental Technique to Characterize the Thermal Conductivity of Polymer Composites Using Infrared Camera
   H. Yu, A. Nonn, D. Heider, S. Advani

Infrared Reduction of Graphine Oxide
   K. M. Scrafford, Q. Zhang (Ph.D.M.E.), and B. Wei

Understanding Fracture Toughness Behavior in Compliant Adhesives with Non-Trivial Bondline Thicknesses
   M. Wang (MS-MSE), R. Jensen (ARL), J. Gillespie (CCM)

2012

Incorporating Process and Material Variability in Liquid Composite Manufacturing Simulations for Composite Design Optimization
   J. Wang (Ph.D.M.E.), E. Andres, P. Simacek, and S.G. Advani

Characterization of a Foam Core Under Slamming Loading on Composite Sandwich
   Y. Tsuchida (Ph.D.C.E.), and J.W. Gillespie, Jr.

The Effects of Targeted Applied Vibrations to Promote Void Reduction During Composites Processing
   J. J. Gangloff Jr. (Ph.D.M.E.), R. Readdy, Prof. S.G. Advani

2011

Automation and Flow Control Methodologies to Pimprove Repetability in Vacuum In Processes
   JH Deffor, D Heider, and J. W. Gillespieustin B. Alms, James L. Glancey, and Suresh G. Advani

Deffor Infusion Experiments of Versalink Polyurea Thermosets Resin System (VPS) using RTM Process/Mechanical Properties
   H. Deffor, D Heider and J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

A Coupled Thermal-Mechanical Model of Ultrasonic Consolidation
   G. S. Kelly; S. G. Advani; J. W. Gillespie; Jr. and T. A. Bogetti (ARL)

Modeling; Automatic Thermoplastic Tape Placement (ATP) Process
   A. Levy; D. Heider; J. Tierney; P. Lefebure (EADS IW)

Interaction Volume Effects of Ultrasonically Consolidated CU/AL Concentration Profiles
   J. E. Mueller (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.); J. W. Gillespie; Jr.; S. G. Advani; and T. A. Bogetti(ARL)

Effect of Fiber Orientation on the Thorough Thickness Permeability of Unidirectional Fabrics
   H. S. Sas (Ph.D.M.E.), E. B. Wurtzel, Dr. P. Simacek, Prof. S. G. Advani

Model-Based Characterization of Thermal Conductivity of Composites
   H. Yu (Ph.D.M.E.), M. Noll (Intern), D. Heider and S. G. Advani

2010

Flow Manipulation and Control for Vacuum Infusion
   J. B. Alms (Ph.D.M.S.E.), J. L. Glancey, and S. G. Advani

Numerical Simulations of Stokes-Brinkman Equasions for Permeability Prediction of Dual-Scale Fibrous Porous Media
   W. R. Hwang andS. G. Advani

Role of Friction in the Thermal Development of Ultrasonically Consolidated Continuous Fiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite Tape
   S. Koellhoffer (M.S.M.E.), S. G. Advani, J. W. Gillespie, T. A. Bogetti (ARL)

Diffusion as a Bonding Mechanism During Ultrasonic Consolidation of Metal Foils
   J. E. Mueller (Ph.D.M.S.E), J.W. Gillespie Jr., S. G. Advani, T. A. Bogetti (ARL)

3D Permeability Characterization of Fibrous Media
   K. Okonkwo (M.S.M.E.), Dr. P. Simacek, Prof. S.G. Advani

New Bagging Concepts for Vacuum Consolidated Cure
   D. Heider, C. Schoenborn, J. W. Gillespie, Jr.

Design and Fabrication of VARTM Fabricated Skin Panels with Integrated Hollow Stiffeners
   Pit Schulze, John Tierney, Dirk Heider, and J.W. Gillespie, Jr.

Numerical Predictions of the Permeability of Complex Fabric Architectures
   J. Walther (M.S.M.E.), S.G. Advani, S. Andersen, S. Yarlagadda

2009

Development of a Computer Controlled Flow Injection System for Vacuum Infusion Processes
   J. B. Alms (Ph.D.M.S.E.), J. L. Glancey, and S. G. Advani

Infusion Design of Preforms with Semi-Permeable Barrier Layers
   H. Deffor, D. Heider, S. Andersen and J. W. Gillespie Jr.

Membrane Based VARTM Aerospace Applications
   “C” J. Hughes, J. W. Gillespie Jr., D. Heider, S. Amouroux

Role of Friction in Ultrasonic Consolidation During Processing of Metal Matrix Composites
   S. Koellhoffer (M.S.M.E.), S. Advani, J. W. Gillespie, T. A. Bogetti (ARL)

Accelerated Adhesion Processes for Glass Fiber Epoxy Composite Materials
   M. Kubota (Intern), S. Yarlagadda (Ph.D), M. Kubota (Kubota Research Associates Inc.), J. Long (Kubota Research Associates Inc.)

Modeling and Simulation of Compression Resin Transfer Molding (CRTM) process
   J. Merotte (M.S.M.E.), Prof. S.G. Advani, Dr. P. Simacek

Cost Modeling for Composite Production
   J.Molligan (Intern),S. Yarlagadda, J.Walther(Intern)

Ceramic Tile Array Excapsulation with Thermoplastic
   N. Morrisey (Intern), S. Andersen, J. McLaughlin

Bonding Mechanisms and Characterization of Metal Matrix Composites Using Ultrasonic Consolidation
   J. E. Mueller (Ph.D.M.S.E.), J.W. Gillespie Jr., S. G. Advani, T. A. Bogetti (ARL)

Handheld Ultrasonic Ply Cutter
   B. Picariello, S. Andersen, D. Molligan

Liquid Injection Molding Simulation (LIMS): Simulation of Liquid Composite Molding
   P. Simacek and S. G. Advani

Predicting the Resin Redistribution after Injection is Discontinued in Vacuum Infusion Liquid Molding Processes
   P. Simacek, S.G. Advani

Numerical Prediction for Permeability of Woven Fabrics
   G. Specht (Intern), S. Advani, P. Simacek

Vacuum Debulking of 3D Fabrics
   S. Andersen, M. Scott, and J. Walther (Intern)

Porometer Design for Stretched Membrane/Fabric Materials
   S. Washburn (Intern), J. Hughes, D. Heider

2008

Flow Control Methodologies for Vacuum Infusion Molding Processes
   J. Alms (Ph.D.M.E. Candidate), J. Glancey (Ph.D.), S. Advani (Ph.D.)

Role of Processing Methodology on Reinforcement Of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes In Epoxy/Glass Fiber Hybrid Composites
   V. C.S.Chandrasekaran(Ph.D.M.E.), M. H. Santare and S. G. Advani

Thermal Degradation of Carbon Fiber/Cyanate Ester Resin Composites Fillled with Clay Silicate Nanoparticles
   S. Doherty, A Shah (Triton Systems), and J. Deitzel

Energy Absorbing Radomes for Ground Vehicles
   S. Yarlagadda, J. Etherington, M. Kubota (B.S.Ch.E)

The Effects of In-Tool Resin Delivery Ports on Process Control and Molded Part Quality for Vacuum-Based Composite Manufacturing
   M. Fuqua (North Dakota St. Univ.) and J. Glancey

Membrane Based VARTM Vacuum Assisted Process (VAP)
“C” J. Hughes, J. W. Gillespie Jr., Dr. D. Heider, S. Amouroux

Processing of Sub-Micron Polymer Fibers
   J. Knopf (B.Ch.E.), J. Deitzel

Metal Matrix Composite Processing Using In Situ Ultrasonic Consolidation
   S. Koellhoffer (M.S.M.E.), Dr. S. Advani, Dr. J. W. Gillespie, T. A. Bogetti

Modeling and Validation of Compression RTM Process using P4 Fabric
   J. Merotte (M.S.M.E.), S.G. Advani, P. Simacek

Modeling and Simulation of an External Vacuum Chamber for Resin Flow-Front Control and Macro-Void Remediation
   J.Nasr (The Boeing Co.), M. Fuqua (North Dakota St. Univ.), S. Kasprzak (Georgia Tech) and J. Glancey

Simulation of Dual-Phase Flow in Porous Media Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method
   V. Neacsu, (Ph.D.M.E.), and S. G. Advani

Manufacturing of an Electronic Enclosure
   D. Heider (Ph.D), and O. Polczyk (Intern)

Manufacturing Process for Doubly Curved Thick Composite Radomes
   D. Roseman, S. Yarlagadda

Modelling of Fiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite Processing by Ultrasonic Consolidation
   O. S. Sahin (PD), S. Advani, J. W. Gillespie, and T. Bogetti (ARL)

Elevated-Temperature VARTM
   P. Schulze, T. Seyhan (Intern), C. Baudron (Intern) and D. Heider

VARTM Fabricated Skin Panels with Integrated Hollow Stiffeners
   D. Heider, P. Schulze, T. Reitz (intern), M. Finger (intern), J. Tierney, and J.W. Gillespie, Jr.

Design and Characterization of Thermally High Conductive Composites
   J. Schuster (University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern), D. Heider and K. Sharp (3TEX)

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Sensing and Control

Sensing and Control is aimed at developing sensors and devices to monitor composites from manufacturing until the end of service life; also comprises development and validation of process control schemes using simulations and manufacturing workcells.

2013

Self Sensing Composites for Structural Health Monitoring
   G. Pandey, E. Thostenson, D. Heider

2012

SPLIT FLYING BAR: Device and Method for Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Fibers Under High-Strain Rate Tensile Load
   S.Lopatnikov, J.W. Gillespie Jr.

Nanotube-Reinforced Adhesives for In situ Damage Sensing Applications
   Zachary R. Melrose (Ph.D.M.E.), Amanda S. Wu and Erik T. Thostenson

Carbon Nanotube Fiber Electromechanical Characterization
   Amanda S. Wu and Tsu-Wei Chou

2011

Enhancing the Through Thickness Thermal Conductivity of Composites
   Christopher Lenz; Hang Yu; S. G. Advani; and Dirk Heider

Structural Health Monitoring Using Carbon Nanotube Networks and Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)
   G. Pandey(M.S.M.E.), E. T. Thostenson, D. Heider

Non-Contact Interrogation of Embedded Fiber Optic Strain Sensor
   L. Qiu; K. W. Goossen; D. Heider; D. J. O’Brien and E. D. Wetzel

Resistance-Based Sensing in Carbon Nanotube Composites Under Dynamic Loads
   A. S. Wu, Q. An (Ph.D.M.S.E.G.), T-W. Chou and E. T. Thostenson

2010

Multi-Point Time Domain Reflectometry Measurement for Cure Monitoring
   H. G. Kim (PD) and D. Heider

Free Space Optical Coupling to Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors Embedded in Composite Materials
   L. Qiu (Ph.D.E.C.E.), K. W. Goossen, D. Heider, E. D. Wetzel (ARL) and D. J. O’Brien (ARL)

2009

Carbon-Nanotube-Based Damage Sensing for Composite Materials
   L. Gao (Intern), E. T. Thostenson and T.-W. Chou

Normal Free Space Coupling to Embedded Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor
   L. Qiu (Ph.D.E.C.E.), E. D. Wetzel (ARL), D.J. O’Brien (ARL), M. E. Teitelbaum (PD), D. Heider and K.W. Goossen

2008

Processing and Mechanical/Electrical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites for Multifunctional Applications
   J. J. Gangloff Jr., L. Gao, P. C. Yao-Koffi, T. Mintel, E. T. Thostenson

Effects of Sensor Geometry in Time-Domain Reflectometry Method for Automated Measurement of Crack Propogation in Composites
   S. Yarlagadda, A. Abu Obaid, S. Sharma (Intern)

Vibration Testing of Composite Structures
   N. Shevchenko, D. Heider, J.W. Gillespie, S. Andersen

Vibration-Based Structural Damage Detection for Composite Structures
   J. Zhang, S. Huber, D. Hider, J. W. Gillespie, and T. Bogetti (ARL)

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