Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, School of Engineering
Strict weight reduction is required for aerospace vehicles as well as automobiles from the viewpoint of energy saving, and advanced composite materials have been frequently used because of their high specific strength and modulus. However, lightweight structural design that fully utilizes the characteristics of advanced composite materials has not yet been achieved. To overcome this difficulty, the Strength and Vibration Laboratory aims to enhance reliability of composite structures through modeling the lifecycle of composites from manufacturing to damage progress and fracture. Furthermore, we aim at creating new concepts of composite material usage by studying new manufacturing processes, a new test method for delamination propagation resistance, use of carbon-nanotube spun sheets, and damage identification using ultrasonic propagation moving diagrams, and so on.
High-speed photography of the crack propagation in a CFRP/foam-core sandwich panel due to four-point bending