Design, Manufacturing and Applications of Composites 2014

Proceedings of the Tenth Joint Canada-Japan Workshop on Composites, August 2014, Vancouver, Canada

Edited by: Reza Vaziri, The University of British Columbia, Asami Nakai, Gifu University, Bryn Crawford, Univ. of British Columbia, Mehdi Hojjati, Concordia University, Tatsuro Kosaka, Kochi University of Technology and Suong Hoa, Concordia University

ISBN: 978-1-60595-169-0, ©2015, 397 pages, 6×9, soft cover

  • New strategies on fillers, reinforcements, process modeling and SHM
  • Discusses carbon fiber, ceramic, metal, and wood composites
  • Applications to wind turbines, aerospace, piping

The tenth in an ongoing series, this large volume contains 44 papers published for the first time on the behavior, process modeling and testing of composites, written by well-known researchers from universities and research centers in Japan and Canada. Special attention is given to advances in reinforcements, manufacturing, and sensing methods for SHM of composite processes and damage. Key words include: braided composites, nanotube, graphene nanoplatelet, moisture effects, structural health, functionally graded shells, curvilinear composite, lignin, sensors, piezoelectric, and damage sensing.


  • Prediction Method of Internal Structure for Designing Braided Composites

A. Ohtani and A. Nakai

  • Damage Initiation and Growth in Composite Laminates of Wind Turbine Blades

Ghulam Mustafa, Afzal Suleman and Curran Crawford

  • Thermal Properties of Titanium Boride Particle Reinforced Pure Aluminum Composites

G. Sasaki, T. Hirose, O. Y. Lee, Y. B. Choi, K. Sugio and K. Matsugi

  • Experimental Investigation of the Tensile-Tensile Fatigue Behaviour of Carbon/Epoxy Plain Weave Laminates

M. Khay, M. Cardonne, P. L. Vachon, M. Dube and A. D. Ngo, R. Ganesan

  • Fabrication and Characterization of SWCNT Reinforced Aluminum Composites

R. Zhang, J. Lo, B. Simard, J. Guan and O. Bourne

  • Integration of Carbon and Boron Nitride Nanotubes into Ceramic Materials

S. Lin, B. Simard, K. Bosnick, M. O’Toole, A. Merati, M. Bielawski, J. Lo, R. Zhang, D. Walsh and M. Bolduc

  • Integration of Nanotube Paper into UHMWPE Multilayer Structures

Y. Martinez-Rubi, J. Jakubinek, S. Denommee, J. W. Guan, B. Simard and B. Ashrafi


  • Development of Hybridized Graphene Nanoplatelets/Fiber-Reinforced Composites with Enhanced Interlaminar Fracture Toughness

B. Ahmadi-Moghadam and F. Taheri

  • Effect of Initial Notch-tip Damage on Failure Behavior of Composite Laminates

H. Suemasu, K. Akagi, K. Ohkushi and S. Sugimot

  • Knowledge in Practice: The Next Step in Reducing Risk in Composites Manufacturing and Design

J. Fabris and A. Poursartip

  • Dynamic Properties of Hybrid Composite Hollow Cylinders: Application for Mountain Bicycle Handlebars

K. Hay and L. Lessard

  • Improvement of Fatigue Life of Plain-Woven CFRP Modified with Enhanced Matrix with Sub-Micron Sized Glass Fibers

Kazuya Okubo, Toru Fujii and Tsubasa Kondo

  • Moisture Effects on Mixed-Mode Delamination of Carbon/Epoxy Composites

L. R. LeBlanc, and G. LaPlante and C. Li

  • SHM of Composite Patch Repairs Using Chirped Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors

Matteo Cassi, Afzal Suleman and Mehmet Yildiz

  • Development of Carbon and Other Fiber Tow Spreading System for Thin Fiber Reinforced Composites

T. Morii and M. Mogi


  • Stress Analysis of a Thick Composite Laminate with a Bolted Joint

A. Gorjipoor, R. Ganesan, S. V. Hoa and F. Shadmehri

  • Modelling and Optimization of Curvilinear Fiber Composites

R. Sohouli, A. Suleman

  • High Fidelity Numerical Simulations of Textile Preform Deformation

A. Thompson, B. El Said, J.P-H. Belnoue and S. R. Hallett

  • Modeling of Out-of-Plane Stresses in C/PPS Composite L-Shape Brackets

L. L. Lebel, J.-P. Lachance, J.-E. Brunel, T. Jamin and M. Dube

  • Exact 3-D Stress and Stiffness Analysis of Functionally Graded Cylindrical Shells

M. Darabi and R. Ganesan

  • Current Challenges Toward Accurate Forming Simulation of Woven Fabric Composite Reinforcements: Roadmap for a Probabilistic-Based Design

M. Komeili and A. S. Milani


  • Fabrication and Application of Lignin-Lignin Composites

A. Bahi, A. Goudarzi, M. Cho, L. Lin, M. A. Karaaslan and F. K. Ko

  • Development of Pultrusion Method for Fabricating FRTP and FRP with Phenolic Resin

Akiko Hirabayashi, Goichi Ben and Yusuke Mori

  • Fabrication of Conductive Microfilaments and Liquid Sensor from CNTs/PLA Nanocomposites

K. Chizari and D. Therriault

  • Modelling of Compression Moulding Process Cycle Time for Carbon Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic Flat Panels

M. El Wazziki and A. D. Ngo

  • The Effect of Processing Parameters on Intra-ply Shear Property of Out-of-Autoclave Carbon/Epoxy Prepreg

R. Parambath Mohan, H. Alshahrani and M. Hojjati

  • Dispersion of Cellulose Nanocrystals in a Water-Methanol Co-solvent System

Ryan J. Going, Cagri Ayranci and Dan E. Sameoto


  • Pultrusion Process for Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

Asami Nakai

  • Stamp Forming of Continuous Fiber S-shape Thermoplastic Composites

B. Kaganj, M. Hojjati, S. V. Hoa, L. L. Lebel and S. Heroux

  • Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Prepreg Compaction for Defect Formation Mechanisms

J. P.-H. Belnoue, O. Nixon-Pearson, D. Ivanov and S. R. Hallett

  • Relationships between Degree of Skill, Dimension Stability, and Mechanical Properties of FRP in Hand Lay-up Fabrication Method

T. Kikuchi, Y. Takai and H. Hamada

  • In-situ Measurement of Cure Index and Strain of FRP Laminates by Fiber Optic Sensors

T. Kosaka and K. Kusukawa

  • Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Noncrimp CFRP Pipe by Braiding Technique

Yasuyoshi Kakita, Masaya Hirose, Asami Nakai, Tadashi Uozumi and Akio Ohtani


  • Effects of Distance Between Electrodes, Proximity of Electrodes to Damage, Plate Size, Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Concentrations and Damage Severity on Change in Electrical Resistance of In-situ Damage Detection, Location and Quantification in Glass Fiber/Epoxy Plates Contaning CNT

A. Naghashpour and S. V. Hoa

  • Piezoelectric Zinc Oxide Woven Fabric Sensors for Dynamic Force and Damage Sensing

Dina A. Badawy, Heejae Yang, Frank Ko, Lisheng Wang, Saied Soltanian, Peyman Servati and Konrad Walus

  • Highly-sensitive Fiber-optic Ultrasonic Sensing Systems for Damage Monitoring in CFRP Laminates

Y. Okabe and Q. Wu


  • Micro-computed Tomographic Synchrotron Techniques for Non-destructive Testing of Out of Autoclave Composite Materials

J. Thompson, J. Olson, J. N. Cutler, N. Zobeiry, C. Mobuchon, J. Kay and A. Poursartip

  • Gas Permeability Measurements: Effect of Measurement Technique

L. Farhang and G. Fernlund

  • Comparing Compressive Strength of PAN Based Carbon Fibers by Direct Compression Test

M. Ueda, W. Saito and H. Kuwatori

  • A Study of the Effect of Scratch on the Mechanical Property of Injection Molded Polymer and Glass Fiber Composite

M. Y. Liao, M. Murakami, H. Inoya, Y. Q. Yang and H. Hamada

  • Fatigue Damage Monitoring and Stiffness Assessment in Plain Weave Composites by Means of Acoustic Emission and Digital Image Correlation

P. L. Braisaz, N. Kanouni and A. Maslouhi

  • Injection Molding of Wood-Plastics Composites using Powder Technology

Q. Hatte and D. Rodrigue


  • Japanese ‘Omotenashi’ Mind at Traditional Industries—A Case of Kanaami Research

Z. L. Wang, Y. Q. Yang, K. Tsuji, T. Tsuji, Y. Takai, A. Goto and H. Hamada

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