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Symposium 3

Advanced Materials and Designs for Aerospace and Terrestrial Structures Under Extreme Environments

Co-Chairs: An Chen, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames, IA and Hongyu (Nick) Zhou, Ph.D., University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

New techniques in experimental, computational, and analytical mechanics are expanding the understanding of the behavior of composite, smart, and other materials with applications to aerospace structures and other terrestrial structures under extreme environmental conditions. Exciting combinations of fundamental studies and practical applications by government and industry are expanding the design and analysis capabilities for aerospace structures as well as terrestrial structures to be used in extreme environments. Recent advances and studies on materials and structures as well as their design aspects in terrestrial aviation and space applications and related structures are particularly solicited.


Wednesday, April 21 | 1:20 – 2:50 pm | WA

Ballistic Impact and Crashworthiness of Aerospace Structures 1
Chair: Justin Littell, Ph.D., NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

  • Numerical Study of a Transport Aircraft Wing Impact with a Birch Tree – Authors: Menglong Ding, Ph.D. Candidate; and Wieslaw Binienda, Ph.D., Professor, University of Akron

  • Simulation of Impact Response of Polymer Composites Utilizing an Orthotropic Three-Dimensional Model with Tabulated Input- Authors: Robert Goldberg, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center; Paul Du Bois, Affiliate Faculty, George Mason University; Trenton Ricks, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineer

  • Development of a Full-Scale Finite Element Model of the Fokker F28 Fellowship Aircraft and Crash Simulation Predicti – Authors:  Karen Jackson, Ph.D.; National Institute of Aerospace Jacob Putnum, Aerospace Research Engineer, NASA

  • Crash Analysis of Wing of Large Airplane with a Tree – Authors:  Aleksander Olejnik, Professor, Head of Institute of Aviation; Michal Jedrak, MSc, PhD. Student; Lukasz Kiszkowiak, Ph.D., Lecturer; and Jaroslaw Milczarczyk, Ph.D. Student, Military University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics and Aviation; Adam Dziubinski, Researcher, Institute of Aviation

  • Ballistic Impact Simulations of an Aluminum 2024 Panel using *MAT_224 in LS-DYNA Considering Oblique and Attitude Angles of a Rectangular Projectile – Authors:  Kelly Carney, Affiliate Faculty; Chung-Kyu Park, Professor; Paul Du Bois, Affiliate Faculty; and Cing-Dao Kan, Professor, George Mason University; and Daniel Cordasco, Mechanical Engineer; William Emmerling, Program Manager; Gilbert Queitzsch, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Federal Aviation Administration

  • Seat and Restraint System Performance in Full-scale Crash Tests – Authors:  Amanda Taylor, MS, Research Biomedical Engineer; and Joseph Pellettiere, Ph.D., Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Crash Dynamics, Federal Aviation Administration;


Wednesday, April 21 | 3:00 – 4:30 pm | WB

Ballistic Impact and Crashworthiness of Aerospace Structures 2
Chair: Justin Littell, Ph.D., NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

  • UAS Collision Injury Research – Author:  Joseph Pellettiere, Ph.D., Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Crash Dynamics, Federal Aviation Administration   
  • Evaluation of Occupant Response in Component and Full-Scale Aircraft Crash Testing and Simulation – Authors:  Jacob Putnam, Research Aerospace Engineer, NASA;  Karen Jackson, Ph.D., Research Aerospace Engineer, National Institutes of Aerospace;
  • Crash Sled Testing of Triaxially-Braided CFRP for Improved Vehicular Crashworthiness – Authors:  Charles R. Ruggeri, Aerospace Engineer; J. Michael Pereira, Research Aerospace Engineer; and Sandi Miler, Research Materials Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center; Rudy Haluza, Ph.D. Candidate, Charles Bakis, Ph.D; and Kevin Koudela, Ph.D, Pennsylvania State University; 
  • Failure Modeling in an Orthotropic Plasticity Material Model – Authors:  Loukham Shyamsunder, Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Research Assistant; Gunther Blankenhorn, Software Engineer; Bilal Khaled, Ph.D., Graduate Research Assistant; Subramaniam Rajan, Ph.D., Professor; Arizona State University
  • Study on the Numerical Simulation Methodology of Kevlar Fabric Wraps Structure Under the Impact of High-speed Rotating Blade – Authors:  He Zekan, Ph.D.; and Xuan Haijun, Ph.D., Professor, Zhejang Universit
  • Characterization and constitutive model for temperature and strain-rate dependent tensile behavior of short carbon fiber reinforced PEEK composites – Authors:  Chao Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University; Chunyang Chen, Ph.D. Student; Yulong Li, Professor; Aijia Li


Thursday, April 22| 2:20 – 3:50 pm | TB

Advanced and Alternative Cementitious Material
Chairs: Christopher Ferraro, Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and Emanuela Del Gado, Ph.D., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • Decoding and Optimizing Magnesium Phosphate Binders for Additive Construction Applications – Authors:  Hunain Alkhateb, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi; Hashem Almashaqbeh; Jennifer Edmunson; Michael Fiske; Yacoub Najjar; Damian Stoddard
  • Developing 3D printable lightweight and functional cementitious composite – Authors:  Adam Brooks, MS, Student, University of Tennessee; Hongyu “Nick” Zhou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
  • The Influence of Variable Gravity on the Microstructural Development of Tricalcium Silicate Pastes- Authors:  Peter Collins, Ph.D. Candidate; and Aleksandra Radlinska, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University; Richard Grugel, Ph.D, Material Scientist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Predicting Durability Characteristics of Concrete with Alkali-activated Binders Using Reliability Analysis – Authors:  Kruthi Krian Ramagiri, M.E., Graduate Student, BITS Pilani Hyderbad Campus; Darshan Rajesh Chauhan, M.S, Graduate Student; and Awinash Unnikrishnan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Portland State University; Sashank Gupta, M.S., Graduate Student, Politecnico Di Milano; Anasua GuhaRay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Arkamitra Kar, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering; and  Ritika Sridharan
  • Feasibility Study of Antimony Waste Rock Coarse Aggregate Concrete – Author: Bei Li, Graduate Student, Hunan University of Science and Technology; Jianqun Wang; Long Li; Chunyuan Zuo; Yong Wang
  • Designing Biopolymer-bound Regolith Composites for Maximum Strength – Authors:  Rosa Isamar, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University; Maria Allende, Ph.D., Researcher, Lawrence Livermore Lab; Andrea Coto, M.S. Student; Michael Lepech, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Stanford University; and David Loftus, Ph.D., M.D. Medical Officer, NASA Ames Research Center, Division of Space Biosciences


Thursday, April 22 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm |TC

Composite Materials for Aerospace and General Submission
Chairs: Gregory Odegard, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI; and Chao Zhang, Ph.D., Northwestern Polytechnic University, Fremont, CA

  • Molecular Dynamics Modeling to Probe the Effect of Surface Functionalization on the Interfacial Adhesion and Shear Strength of Graphene/Epoxy Nanocomposites – Authors:  Hashim Al Mahmud, Ph.D. Candidate; and Gregory Odegard, Ph.D. Professor, Dalian University of Technology; Matthew Radue, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  •  Modeling of PEEK Resins for Prediction of Properties in Process Modeling – Authors:  Khatereh Kashmari, Ph.D. Student, Michigan Technological University; Prathemesh Deshpande, Graduate Student, Research Assistant, University of Houston; Gregory Odegard, Ph.D, Professor; Sagar Patil, Ph.D. Student, Michigan Technological University; and Marianna Maiaru, Ph.D. Assistant Professor; Sagar Shah, Ph.D. Student, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Evaluation of a Biopolymer-Bound Soil Composite for 3-D Printing on the Lunar Surface – Authors:  Adrian Biggerstaff, Ph.D Candidate; and Michael Lepech, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University; David Loftus, MD, Ph.D., Research Assistant Biological Studies, NASA
  • Study on the Application of Post-Embedded Piezoceramic Smart Aggregates for the Force Detection on RC Columns under Dynamic Loadings – Authors:  Wen-l Liao, Professor, National Taipei University of Technology; Chiu ChienKuo, Ph.D., Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Sugianto Steven


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