Recent Submissions

  • High rate testing of composite fastener joints with and without clamp-up 

    Gomez, Adrian; Keshavanarayana, Suresh R.; Castillo, Luis D.; Kona, Aswini; Bhasin, Akhil; Pang, Jenna K.; Molitor, Matthew; Rassaian, Mostafa (DEStech Publications Inc., 2018)
    The NASA Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC) High Energy Dynamic Impact (HEDI) group has been investigating experimentally the effects of testing speed and fastener clamp-up on the behavior of single lap shear composite ...
  • An engineering approach to analyze damage initiation modes in tapered composite structures 

    Rao, Prabhakar M.; Palliyaguru, Upul R.; Gurvish, Mark R.; Seneviratne, Waruna P. (DEStech Publications Inc., 2018)
    In this work an engineering approach is demonstrated for analyzing damage initiation modes in tapered composite structures. The analysis methodology includes simulation of the non-linear static response of tapered composite ...
  • Material state monitoring using embedded sensors for validating models for detecting process-induced damages in polymer composites 

    Seneviratne, Waruna P.; Tomblin, John S.; Liyanage, Shakya S.; Shah, Hemal B. (DEStech Publications Inc., 2018)
    Composite material cure recipes are based on manufacturer-recommended cure cycle inputs, which are developed as a result of various stochastic cure kinetics models during the development of resin formulation. The time, ...
  • Defects characterization, damage mapping, and property evaluation of composites 

    Lua, Jim Y.; Sadeghirad, Alireza; Cui, Xiaodong; Karuppiah, Anand Vijay; Saathoff, Caleb; Seneviratne, Waruna P. (DEStech Publications Inc., 2018)
    The presence of voids in the composite laminates can reduce the mechanical properties in composites and these voids can become precursors in the activation of other failure modes such as delamination. Knowing the volume ...
  • Progressive damage and failure prediction of interlaminar tensile specimen with initial fabrication induced defects 

    Cui, Xiaodong; Karuppiah, Anand Vijay; Pham, Dinh Chi; Lua, Jim Y.; Saathoff, Caleb; Seneviratne, Waruna P. (DEStech Publications Inc., 2018)
    An automatic solution process to evaluate the effects of fabrication induced defects in composite components is developed. The framework of this approach includes defects extraction from the X-ray computed tomography (CT) ...
  • Automating structural modeling of composites enriched by X-ray micro-tomography and digital imaging data 

    Iliopoulos, Athanasios P.; Michopoulos, John G.; Steuben, John C.; Birnbaum, Andrew J.; Lua, Jim Y.; Karuppiah, Anand Vijay; Seneviratne, Waruna P.; Saathoff, Caleb (ASME, 2018)
    The manufacturing processes of Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) as composite materials are frequently prone to the creation of various types of undesired morphologies and defects. These can include layer waviness, inclusions, ...
  • Chapter 39 -- Updating composite materials handbook-17 volume 5— ceramic matrix composites 

    Douglas Kiser, J.; David, Kaia E.; Davies, Curtis; Missri-Andrulonis, Rachael; Ashforth, Cindy (Wiley, 2018)
    This chapter discusses the updated version of CMH‐17 Volume 5—Ceramic Matrix Composites handbook released in 2002, which provides a more comprehensive overview of current Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) technology. Emphasis ...
  • Refill Friction Stir Spot Joining for aerospace aluminum alloys 

    Boldsaikhan, Enkhsaikhan; Fukada, Shintaro; Fujimoto, Mitsuo; Kamimuki, Kenichi; Okada, Hideki; Duncan, Brent; Bui, Phuonghanh; Yeshiambel, Michael; Brown, Brian M.; Handyside, Alan Bruce (Springer, 2017)
    Refill Friction Stir Spot Joining (RFSJ) developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) is a derivative technology of friction stir spot welding for joining aerospace aluminum alloys. The aerospace aluminum alloys were ...
  • Multi-scale characterization of an adhesive bondline with fabrication induced defects 

    Fang, Eugene; Lua, Jim Y.; Zhang, Yongjie Jessica; Lai, Yicong; Seneviratne, Waruna P. (DEStech Publications, Inc., 2015)
    A multiscale characterization of an adhesive bondline is performed to investigate the fabrication defects dependent failure mechanisms of an I-beam under four point bending. To obtain a realistic representative volume of ...
  • ACG MTM45-1: Material Model Development Final Project Wrap-Up 

    Shahkarami, A.; Van Ee, D. (Wichita State University. National Institute for Aviation Research, 2009-11-15)
    National Center for Advanced Material Performance document prepared by: A. Shahkarami and D. Van Ee. Reviewed by: D. Van Ee Approved: A.Poursartip. Date: November 15th, 2009 Version: 1.0
  • The use of neural network and discrete Fourier transform for real-time evaluation of friction stir welding 

    Boldsaikhan, Enkhsaikhan; Corwin, Edward M.; Logar, Antonette M.; Arbegast, William J. (Elsevier, 2011-12)
    This paper introduces a novel real-time approach to detecting wormhole defects in friction stir welding in a nondestructive manner. The approach is to evaluate feedback forces provided by the welding process using the ...
  • Performance evaluation of child safety seats in far-side lateral sled tests at varying speeds 

    Ghati, Yoganand; Menon, Rajiv A.; Milone, Mary; Lankarani, Hamid M.; Olivares, Gerardo (Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 2009-10-05)
    Protection of children in Child Safety Seats (CSS) in side impact crashes has been a topic of recent studies. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of CSS in far-side impacts through a series of sled ...
  • SPH -- Lagrangian study of bird impact on leading edge wing 

    Guida, M.; Marulo, F.; Meo, M.; Grimaldi, A.; Olivares, Gerardo (Elsevier, 2011-02)
    Results from the experimental tests are given so that they can be used to validate numerical models and promote the use of the numerical tools in aircraft design and certification process. The explicit finite element ...