Register for the May 2016 Technical Dinner Meeting
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the University of Washington
211 Guggenheim Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
Register for the May 2016 Technical Dinner Meeting with Dr. Waas who will be presenting: “Multi-scale modeling of the deformation response of composite structures”. Please join us and other colleagues on May 26, 2016 at the University of Washington, Guggenheim Hall.
Description: Lightweighting (or weight reduction) is significant across a variety of industries that deal with vehicle technologies. Several new candidate structural materials are being evaluated for this purpose. Of these, many offer the possibility of automation in the manufacturing cycle, leading to further reduction in costs. In this talk, experimental results on the deformation response, damage development and failure of carbon fiber, glass fiber and kevlar fiber 3D Textile composites (3DTC) and pre-preg based carbon fiber laminated composites are used as the basis for developing multi-scale predictive mechanics model of deformation response. Results from two different types of 3DTCs and two different pre-preg based systems will be used to illustrate the advantages of the proposed computational modeling strategies.
About Professor Waas:
Since early 2015, Professor Anthony M. Waas has been chair of the University of Washington’s William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics and holds the Boeing-Egtvedt Chair. He is the 2016 winner of the AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award for pioneering contributions in the development of methods for progressive damage analysis of materials and structures.
The award honors Waas’ pioneering contributions to the development of innovative, experimentally validated computational methods for progressive damage analysis (PDA) of polymer and hot ceramic composite materials and structures. His contributions to the field of composite materials and structures have led to the development of state-of-the-art computational methods and software tools for PDA of aerospace structures. He has developed tools for assessing the effects of modifications on compressive strength of fiber-reinforced composites, and his work has demonstrated the importance of micromechanics as a basis for developing robust computational methods, leading to the development of new Schapery theory.
He is best known for his modeling tools in assessing compressive strength, damage tolerance and durability of aircraft composites. Finding ways to make structures lighter has been a central theme in his research. He also works with auto and aerospace industries in the use of textile composites, nanomaterial composites and 3-D printed structures.
His other honors include a 2013 Outstanding Research Award from the American Society for Composites, a 2012 Royal Aeronautics Society Literature Award, a 2006 AIAA Sustained Service Award, the 2006 David Liddle Research Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan and the 1995 Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers
He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of AIAA and ASME.