Aerospace Structural Systems Engineering

Research

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Aerospace Structural Systems Engineering

Overview

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DCB test of interlayer toughened composite
with shape memory alloy wires

Advanced composite materials are extensively used in aerospace primary structures due to their high specific stiffness and strength. Damage tolerance of aerospace composite structures should be characterized since damage mechanisms of advanced composite materials are extremely complicated in comparison to conventional metal materials. Pursuing development of lightweight, highly-reliable aerospace composite structures, we are engaged in the following researches:
  • Interlaminar fracture toughness enhancement in composite laminates
  • Development of evaluation method for interfacial properties between reinforcement and matrix in composite materials
  • Fatigue properties of composite laminates
  • Low-cost manufacturing technique and damage tolerance of composite materials
  • Probabilistic design analysis method for composite strucrures
  • Mechanical properties of super heat-resistant polymer composite materials
  • Development of nanocomposites
  • Repair of composite sandwich panels
etc.

Staff

Professor Nobuhide Uda
Assistant Professor Hiroto Nagai

The Main Research Topics

  • Interlaminar fracture toughness enhancement in composite laminates
  • Development of evaluation method for interfacial properties between reinforcement and matrix in composite materials
  • Fatigue properties of composite laminates
  • Low-cost manufacturing technique and damage tolerance of composite materials
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