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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.

List of Presentations 

  • Predicting Durability Characteristics of Concrete with Alkali-Activated Binders Using Reliability Analysis - Author: Kruthi Kiran Ramagiri, M.E., Graduate Student, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
  • Designing Biopolymer-Bound Regolith Composites for Maximum Strength - Author: Isamar Rosa, MSE, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
  • Feasibility Study of Antimony Waste Rock Coarse Aggregate Concrete - Author: Bei Li, Graduate Students, Hunan University of Science and Technology
  • Experimental and Numerical Study of Three-Dimensional Orthogonal Woven Composites Under Impact - Author: Yanqi Hu, Student, Zhejiang University
  • Decoding and Optimizing Magnesium Phosphate Binders for Additive Construction Applications - Author: Hunain Alkhateb, Associate Professor, University of Mississippi
  • Turk Fiber Salty Concrete will be used in the Gotvand Dam Salty Dome and Sea Coastal Attacks Based on the Cotton Tensile Action - Author: Afshin Turk, Researcher
  • Mummy Protective Material in Sea Shorelines by Turk Salty Concrete with Additive Crashed Waste Plastic Fibers - Author: Afshin Turk, Researcher
  • Developing 3D Printable Lightweight and Functional Cementitious Composite - Author: Adam Brooks, MS, Graduate Student, University of Tennessee
  • Simulation of Impact Response of Polymer Composites Utilizing an Orthotropic Three-Dimensional Model with Tabulated Input - Author: Robert Goldberg, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Evaluation of Occupant Response in Component and Full-Scale Aircraft Crash Testing and Simulation - Author: Jacob Putnam, Aerospace Research Engineer, NASA
  • Development of a Full-Scale Finite Element Model of the Fokker F28 Fellowship Aircraft and Crash Simulation Prediction - Author: Karen Jackson, Ph.D., Research Aerospace Engineer, National Institute of Aerospace
  • Seat and Restraint System Performance in Full-scale Crash Tests - Author: Joseph Pellettiere, Ph.D., Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for crash dynamics, FAA
  • UAS Collision Injury Research - Joseph Pellettiere, Ph.D., Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for crash dynamics, FAA
  • Numerical Study of a Transport Aircraft Wing Impact with a Birch Tree - Author: Menglong Ding, Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Assistant, The University of Akron
  • Failure Modeling in an Orthotropic Plasticity Material Model - Author: Loukham Shyamsunder, Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Research Assistant, Arizona State University
  • Crash Sled Testing of Triaxially-Braided CFRP for Improved Vehicular Crashworthiness - Author: Charles Ruggeri,  Aerospace Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Crash Analysis of Wing of Large Airplane with a Tree - Author: Aleksander Olejnik, Head of Institute of Aviation Technology, Professor, Military University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics and Aerospace
  • Ballistic Impact Simulations of an Aluminum 2024 Panel using *MAT_224 in LS-DYNA Considering Oblique and Attitude Angles of a Rectangular Projectile - Author: Chung-Kyu Park, Research Assistant Professor, George Mason University
  • Study on the Numerical Simulation Methodology of Kevlar Fabric Wraps Structure under the Impact of High-Speed Rotating Blades - Author: He Zekan, Ph.D., Postdoctor, Zhejiang University
  • Molecular Dynamics Modeling to Probe the Effect of Surface Functionalization on the Interfacial Adhesion and Shear Strength of Graphene/Epoxy Nanocomposites - Author: Hashim Al Mahmud, Ph.D. Candidate, Michigan Technological University
  • Molecular Modeling of PEEK Resins for Prediction of Properties in Process Modeling - Author: Khatereh Kashmari, Ph.D. Student, Michigan Technological University
  • Characterization and Constitutive Model for Temperature and Strain-Rate Dependent Tensile Behavior of Short Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK Composites - Author: Chao Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • Numerical Study of Segmental Columns Subjected to Lateral Impacts- Damage Mechanisms and Strengthening Solutions - Author: Shuyou Xue, Postgraduate Student

Ballistic Impact and Crashworthiness of Aerospace Structures

Session Organizer: Justin Littell, Ph.D., NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

The special session is focused on high strain rate testing and simulations involving structural impacts at velocities ranging from vehicle crash events to ballistic impact. Associated impact simulations utilizing state-of-the-art nonlinear explicit transient dynamic finite element codes are desired. Impacts involving aerospace structures that are constructed of unique materials such as composites, are encouraged. Finally, the topic of vehicle crashworthiness encompasses a variety of subtopics such as human tolerance to impact, modeling of crash test dummies, seats and restraints, airbag technology, and modeling of impact surfaces including soil and water.

Energy Efficient Structures and Habitats

Session Organizer: Jialai Wang, Ph.D., The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The special session is focused on energy-efficient structures and habitats that are suitable for earth and space applications. The topic encompasses a range of topics including the use of emerging materials and technologies such as Phase Change Materials (PCM), high-insulation structural composites, hydronic heating and cooling, combined structural and thermal analysis and simulations, and the structural responses under elevated (or cryogenic) temperatures. In addition, submissions pertaining to the scale-up applications of additive manufacturing (e.g., 3-D printing concrete and shelters) and fast-deployable structures are encouraged.

Advanced and Alternative Cementitious Materials

Session Organizer: Chris Ferraro, Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The use of new advanced and alternative building materials for the creation and maintenance of structures is beneficial to industry and the environment. This special session includes topics related to new and advanced concepts pertaining to green, resilient, and high-performance materials. The session includes the contributions to the behavior of alternative materials including mechanics, fatigue, fracture, durability, and resilience. Additionally, submissions that address issues in additive manufacturing, and materials applicable for terrestrial and extraterrestrial structures, are encouraged.

Composite Materials for Aerospace

Session Organizer: Gregory Odegard, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Composite materials are increasingly used in aeronautical and aerospace applications because of their high specific strength and specific stiffness, as well as their insulative capabilities. However, much research still needs to be performed to improve the efficiency of processing composite structures, as well as improving the properties without sacrificing their low density. This session will focus on efforts to improve properties and processability of composites, including experimental and computational modeling approaches.

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