Instrumentation to Characterize Smart Materials and Composites
Final technical rept. 1 Mar 98-31 Aug 99
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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Instrumentation was purchased through this DURIP grant to carry out experiments on shape memory alloys and smart composite structures. The ultimate objective is to develop reliable constitutive models for these advanced materials. this will involve careful characterization of the individual constituents, for which there may be severe complicating factors, such as strong thermal-mechanical coupling, anisotropic behavior, complex failure mechanisms, and material instabilities. Once this is accomplished, we intend to design and manufacture novel composites that have useful and unique thermo-mechanical properties suitable for aerospace applications.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology