Lighter, Stronger, Tougher
Composite Under Impact
Develop multi-physics models to predict processing-induced fiber wrinkles, voids distribution, residual stresses, and dimensional change of composite parts.
Adopt an Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) approach to integrate materials and manufacturing for performance prediction.
Ceramic Matrix Composites
Investigate the failure response and crack propagation in ceramic matrix composites under elevated temperatures.
Develop high-fidelity micromechanics-based progressive damage failure model for advanced composite structures.