Current Research Activities

Analysis of the Polish Governmental Plane Crash in Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010.

Status Report on Smolensk Crash – April 2014 by Maria Szonert Binienda, Esq

High Velocity Impact on Composite Structures (Laminates, Braided Fabrics and Composites)

Characterization of Aging Influence on Braided Composites

Fracture mechanics and damage growth in composite materials

Stress and deformation analysis in FRP, MMC, BMC and rubber composite materials

Filament winding process development and analysis

Explicit FEA of Composite Structures – Impact Perforation Analysis

Nano-coating processing and analysis

Application of Advanced Composites for Retrofitting of Concrete Structures

Functionally Graded Layers Analysis


Research Facilities and Research Group

High Velocity Impact Lab (Gas Gun; Aramis System; Shearography Vacuum Chamber for NDE, Aging Chamber, MTS, etc.)

Computing softwares (ABAQUS, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, PATRAN etc.)

Past Students and Research Topics

Current Students – Lee Kohlman, Brina Blinzer, Zhoupei Hu, Chris Zhang, Walter Nie

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