Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 2007-Twenty-Second Technical Conference

September 17-19, 2007, Seattle, WA

Edited by: Paolo Feraboli and Patrick Stickler


ISBN: 978-1-932078-70-1, 2007, single CD-ROM housed in plastic jewel case

  • 168 new papers on emerging composite materials technology
  • Fully searchable
  • Special sections on structural health monitoring, composites and rehabilitation, and wood

This searchable CD-ROM collection contains 168 original research papers first presented in September 2007 at the 22nd technical conference of the American Society for Composites, held in conjunction with the Materials Science Department at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Containing original research from university professors from Japan, the USA and Europe, this collection offers technical insights into the design and applications of traditional CM, nanocomposites, natural composites, and emerging hybrids. A special session is devoted to trends in composite education and training, featuring input from Boeing company personnel.

The contents are grouped under the following headings:

T. K. O’Brien Honorary Symposium * Education * Laminate Behavior and Analysis * Crashworthiness * Characterization and Processing * Hybrid Laminates * Applications in Aeronautics and Wind Turbines * Thermoplastics * Damage Tolerance * Bonded Joints and Repairs * Nanocomposites * Foam * Multifunctional * Health Monitoring * Bioapplications * Natural Composites * New Material Forms

The CD-ROM displays figures and illustrations in articles in full color along with a title screen and main menu screen. Each user can link to all papers from the Table of Contents and Author Index and also link to papers and front matter by using the global bookmarks which allow navigation of the entire CD-ROM from every article. Each paper has internal links from figure and table references to view the actual figures and tables and links to all e-mail addresses and URLs mentioned in any paper. Search features on the CD-ROM can be by full text including all key words, article title, author name, and session title. The CD-ROM has Autorun feature for Windows 2000 or higher products along with the program for Adobe Acrobat Reader with Search 5.0. One year of technical support is included with your purchase of the CD-ROM.

You can find out what you need to know fast on hundreds of subjects on this fully searchable CD-ROM. Here are just a few selected key words: composite cylinders, crashworthiness, GLARE laminates, landing gear, smart surface finish, mixed-mode SIFs, nanofluidic thermal management, nanoparticulate syntactic foams, bioresorbable polymer, electrified composites, orthesis.

T. K. O’Brien Honorary Symposium

  • An Approach for Assessing Delamination Propagation Capabilities in Commercial Finite Element Codes
  • Delamination Resistance Testing of Glass-Fiber Composite Laminates
  • Micromechanics-Based Simulation for the Fracture of Composite Materials with Cohesive/Volumetric Finite-Element Schemes
  • Structural Response of Composite Truss Beams
  • Orthotropic Laminates Under Torsional Loading: A Revisit
  • An Assessment of Fatigue Limit Predictors of Graphite/Epoxy
  • Co-Cured Composite Joints Through Quasi-Static Acoustic Emission Count Peaks
  • Total Fatigue Life Modeling for Composite Laminates Under Mode I Loading
  • FEA Simulation of Fracture in Z-Pinned Composites
  • Torsional Response of Elliptical Composite Cylinders
  • Testing and Modeling of Fracture Toughness of Particle Reinforced Composites
  • Elastic Response and Failure Studies of Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotube Twisted Yarns
  • A Double-Blind Correlation Study for the Test and Analysis of the Single Leg Bend Coupon


  • A Standard for Composite Repair Technician Training
  • The OIT-Boeing Composite Certificate Program
  • Materials Core Competencies for Technicians
  • Course Development: Critical Composite Maintenance and Repair Issues
  • Nanotechnology Education at Boeing
  • Composite Education Through Industry/Academia Partnership
  • An Archytypical Pedagogy for Aerospace Education: A Boeing Company Pilot
  • Development of an Introductory Graduate Course in Crashworthiness
  • Education Regarding Stress Concentrations Around Holes in Anisotropic Plates
  • Impact of Experimental Modules on the Student Learning in a Mechanics Course

Laminate Behavior and Analysis Methods

  • Auxetic Viscoelastic Curved Sandwich Panels with Designer Functionally Graded Materials Tailored to Minimize Creep Buckling Failure Probabilities
  • Analytical and Finite Element Solutions for Spring-in of Curved Composites
  • Probabilistic Usage of the Multi-Factor Interaction Model
  • Stress Analysis of Thick Composite Laminates Using a Higher-Order
  • Shear and Normal Deformable Plate Theory (HOSNDPT) and a Meshless MLPG Method with Radial Basis Functions
  • Failure Initiation under Transverse Loading in a Ductile Matrix Unidirectional Composite
  • Multiaxial Strength and Stiffness Degradation of Glass/Epoxy Composite
  • Damage and Permeability Prediction in Composite Laminates with Stitch Cracks
  • The Role of Material Anisotropy in the Optimal Design of Cylindrical Composite Pressure Vessels
  • Reliability of Composite Structures with Damage Growth Consideration
  • Interfiber Orientation and Volume Fraction Effects in Electronic Composite Boards
  • Investigation of the Pumping Action of a Hyperbolic Composite Shell Structure Using the B-Spline Collocation Method
  • Detecting and Analyzing Nonuniformity in Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Composite Laminates
  • Worst-Case Effects on Thermal Buckling of Spatial Variability in Material Properties
  • Unsymmetric Composite Laminates Morphing via Piezoelectric Actuators
  • Design of Hygrothermally Stable Laminated Composites for Extension-Twist Coupling
  • Multi-Scale Modeling of Ballistic Impact onto Woven Fabrics
  • Buckling of Long Clamped Anisotropic Plates under Compression
  • Experimental Investigation of Interface Failure in a Discontinuous Sandwich Structure
  • A Three-Dimensional Damage Mechanics Model for Composite Laminates under Transverse Impact Loadings
  • Numerical Simulation of the Impact Resistance Improvement of CFRP Laminates Due to Through-the-Thickness Stitching
  • Three-Dimensional Quadratic Failure Criteria for Thick Composites Using the Direct Micromechanics Method
  • Modeling the Ballistic Penetration of Thick-Section Composites and Sandwich Structures
  • A Comparison of Composite Failure Theories Through the Numerical Reduction of an Efficient Test Database Part I: Failure within the Matrix Phase
  • A Comparison of Composite Failure Theories Through the Numerical Reduction of an Efficient Test Database Part II: Failure within the Fiber Reinforcement Phase
  • Failure Analysis of Open-Hole Tension (OHT), Open-Hole Compression (OHC), and Pin-Loaded (PL) Composite Laminates
  • A Review of Damage and Failure Modeling for Composites by the Peridynamic Theory


  • Composite Crash Box: RTM Fabrication and Dynamic Axial Crush Performance
  • Strain Rate Effects on the Compressive Behavior of Composites
  • Efforts in the Standardization of Composite Materials Crashworthiness Energy Absorption
  • Modeling Energy Absorption with a Damage Mechanics Based Composite Material Model
  • The Fiber Fragmentation Testing Methodology: New Insights into the Statistics of Sequential Fragmentation

Characterization and Processing

  • Recent Developments in 3D Woven Pi Preforms
  • Influence of Tow-Drop Ares on the Strength and Stiffness of Tow-Placed, Variable-Stiffness Laminates
  • Evaluation of a Highly Anticlastic Panel with Tow Overlaps
  • Lamina Variability Method for Determining Laminate Basis Values
  • Evaluating the High Rate Behavior of a Shear Thickening Fluid (STF)
  • Minimizing Camber by Controlling the Influence Factors in Powder Processing of Zirconia/Alumina Functionally Graded Material
  • A Re-Look at the DMA Testing of Fiber Reinforced Composites
  • The Influence of Powder Properties on Sintering Behavior: Alumina Powder Mixture System
  • Mechanical Properties of PP Knit Fabric/Foamed PP Composites
  • Fracture Toughness Enhancement of Fly Ash Based Eco-Core by Glass Fiber Reinforcement
  • Multi-Scale Analysis of Diffusivity in Polymers and Polymeric Matrix Composites
  • A Parametric Study of Fracture Toughness of Foams with Tetrakaidecahedron Unit Cells

Hybrid Laminates

  • The Shear Properties of Carbon/Carbon Composites with Flat Braided Reinforcement
  • Fatigue Damage Development of Open-Hole Ti/GFRP Laminates
  • Impact Damage in GLARE Laminates: Experiments and Simulation
  • Evaluation of Crack Growth Characteristics in Hybrid Titanium Composite Laminates Via In-Situ Radiography
  • Hole Quality in Drilling of Hybrid Titanium Composite Laminate (HTCL)
  • Bearing Strength Analysis of Hybrid Titanium Composite Laminates
  • Dynamic and Quasi-Static Stab Resistance of Thermoplastic and Silica-Polyethylene Glycol Gel Infused Fabrics
  • Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Notched Fiber Metal Laminates Under Constant-Amplitude Loading
  • Modified Exit-Ply Delamination Model for Drilling FRPs


  • Process Analysis and Tool Compensation for a Complex Composite Panel
  • Composite Materials for Structural Landing Gear Components
  • Static Response of a Composite Wing Under a Whiffletree Loading
  • Flexible Surface Deturbulator to Enhance Lift to Drag Ratios of Airframes
  • Process Development Issues of Glass-Carbon Hybrid Reinforced Polymer Composite Wind Turbine Blades


  • Enhancing the Surface Finish of LFT Compression Molded Parts
  • Induction Consolidation of Thermoplastic Composites Using Smart Susceptors
  • Study of Compressibility and Resin Flow in the Development of Thermoplastic Matrix Composite Laminates by Film Stacking Technique
  • Thermal Mechanical Testing of Low Density Thermoplastic Foam

Damage Tolerance

  • Prediction of Low Velocity Impact Damage in a Composite Sandwich Using a Progressive Failure Methodology
  • A Robust and Autonomous Impact Detection System for Composite Structures
  • Effects of Fiber Geometry on Energy Absorption of Arched Composites
  • Damage Detection of CFRP Using Electrical Resistance Changes with Temperature Rising
  • Damage Tolerance Analysis of Composite Laminate Structures
  • Nondestructive Inspection of Composites Using Step Heating Thermography
  • Impact Damage Monitoring of Sandwich Structure by Distributed Strain Measurement with cm-Order Spatial Resolution
  • Monitoring Anisotropic Oxidation Growth in High-Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites
  • Finite Element Design and Analysis of a Damage Prone Bonded Patch for Disbond Sensing Applications

Bonded Joints and Repairs

  • Characterization of the Effect of Environmental Degradation on Interlaminar Strength of Carbon/Epoxy Composites
  • Effect of Surface Preparation on Environmental Durability of Adhesive-Bonded Metallic Surfaces
  • Effects of Gas Turbine Lubricant and Thermal Cycling on Mechanical Properties of T650 Carbon/PT30 Cyanate Ester Composite
  • Mechanical Characterization of Adhesively Bonded Metallic Insert Joints in Vinyl Ester-Balsa Core Sandwich Panels
  • A Common Analysis Capability for Structural Repair
  • Patch Aspect Ratio and Load Attraction in Bonded Composite Repairs of Composite Structures
  • Accelerating Degradation in Composites and Their Adhesives
  • A New Analytical Method for the Analysis of a Scarf or Multiple-Step Joint Under General Loading
  • Investigation of the Certification Process for Primary Bonded Structures
  • Prediction and Measurement of Residual Strains for a Composite Bonded Joint
  • Crack Growth Prediction Methodology for Composite Repairs
  • Bondline Thickness Dependent Mixed Mode Fracture of Adhesive Joints
  • Effects of Thermal Conditioning on Adhesively Bonded Joint Strength
  • Ramp Damage Checker-—Line Maintenance Damage Mapping Device
  • Infrared Thermoelastic Analysis Methods for Mixed-Mode SIFs in Composites
  • Finite Element Analysis and Test Validation of Composite Repair for 787 Airplanes


  • The Influence of Waviness on the Modal Vibration Response of Carbon Nanotubes
  • Enhancement of Thermomechanical Properties of Carbon/Epoxy Composite with Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
  • Investigating Mechanical Behaviors of Nanoparticle Reinforced Composites
  • Compressive Strength of Unidirectional Glass/Epoxy Composites with Silica Nanoparticle-Enhanced Matrix
  • Nano Fluidic Thermal Management for Polymeric Composite Aero Structure
  • Magnetic and Transport Behavior of Fe2O3/Polypyrrole Nanocomposites
  • Multiscale, Multifunctional Composites
  • Influences of Clay Loading and Nanoclay/Matrix Interface on Exfoliation of Nanoclays in Epoxy Matrices
  • Low Velocity Impact Properties of Nanoparticulate Syntactic Foams
  • Observation and Direct Measurement of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Interfacial Properties by In-Situ SEM and TEM
  • Thermo-Oxidative Studies of Nanomodified Carbon/Carbon Composites for Intermediate Temperatures
  • Electrically Aligned Carbon Nanofiber/Epoxy Composites
  • Dynamic Characterization of Nylon 6,6/MWCNT Nanocomposites
  • Microstructure and Thermal Conductivities of Polymer Nanocomposite Foams
  • A Novel Thermal Interface Material Concept for Enhancing Through-Thickness Thermal Conductivity in Adhesive Joints
  • Tensile Properties of UHMWPE/Nanofiber-Epoxy Bundle Composites
  • Developing a Stochastic Model to Predict the Strength and Crack Path of Random Composites
  • Novel Nanoreinforced Laminated Composite Material: Concept and Recent Progress
  • Statistical Analysis on Dispersion of Multi-Walled CNT in Epoxy
  • The Nano-Structured Composites Response to Ballistic Experiments


  • Dispersion, Mechanical Properties and Raman Spectroscopy Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites
  • Interfacial Chemistry of Epoxy/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites
  • Experimental Investigation on Mode-I Fracture Toughness of Polyurethane Foams with Nanoparticles
  • Impact Properties of Nanoparticulate Adhesively Bonded Graphite/Epoxy Composites
  • Characterization of Vinyl Ester-Glass Microballoon Syntactic Foams for Marine Applications
  • Damping Capacity of Syntactic Foams
  • Processing, Morphology, and Biocompatibility of Hydroxyapatite and Carbon Foam Reinforced Bioresorbable Polymer
  • High Strain Rate Properties of Nanoparticulate Syntactic Foams


  • Microwave Properties of Graphite Nanoplatelet/Epoxy Composite
  • Embedding Thin-Film Lithium-Ion Energy Cells in Structural Composites
  • Electrical Characterization of Electrified Composites Plates, Part I
  • Self-Healing CFRP for High Performance Applications
  • On the Role of the Current-Induced Heating in the Impact Response of Electrified Composites

Health Monitoring

  • Service Life Assessment Methodology for Composites
  • An Adaptive Pattern Recognition Methodology for Damage Classification in Composite Laminates
  • Application of Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators in the Development of Smart Materials
  • Integration of Microstructural and Embedded Sensor Designs for Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Materials


  • Assistive Technology Research in Occupational Therapy
  • Laboratory and Clinical Studies on Nano-Structured Composites for Orthesis
  • Rehabilitation Science and Bioengineering: A New Interface

Natural Biocomposites and Wood Composites

  • Damage Accumulation and Failure of Different Types of Wood-Panels Under Tensile Loading
  • Fracture Toughness of MDF and Other Materials with Fiber Bridging
  • Influence of Structure on the Elastic Behavior of Engineered Strand Composites
  • Novel High Performance Structural Bio-Composite Based Natural Fibers
  • Metaheuristic Methods Applied to the Environmentally Conscious Optimization of Wood-Plastic Composites
  • Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of JUTE/PLA Composite
  • Mechanical Properties of GF/JUTE Fiber Hybrid Textile Composite Materials
  • Study of the Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV)/Cellulose Whisker Nanocomposites
  • Co-Injection Molded Bamboo-Biopolymer Composites
  • Commingled Flax-Polypropylene Flax-Poly-lactic Acid Knitted Fabric Composites and Their Performance Evaluation
  • Natural Fiber Retting and Inorganic Nanoparticle Impregnation Treatment for Natural Fiber/Polymer Composites
  • Microwave Properties of Graphite Nanoplatelet/Epoxy Composite
  • Characteristic of a Bamboo Bow with Hybrid Structure
  • Electrospun Nano Fibers with Wool Keratin and PEO

New Material Forms

  • The Effect of Fiber Orientation on the Elastic Properties of Discontinuous Fiber Composites
  • Characterization of Discontinuous Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Systems for Aerospace Applications: Part I
  • Internal Structure and Mechanical Properties of Braided Composite Tube
  • Water Effects on the Transverse Mechanical Properties of Carbon/Vinylester Composites

Author Index


ISBN: 978-1-932078-70-1, 2007, single CD-ROM housed in plastic jewel case

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