Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 2009-Twenty-Fourth Technical Conference

With the Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials (Joint Canadian-American International Conference), September 15-17, Newark, DE

Edited by: John W. Gillespie, Jr. and Suong V. Hoa



ISBN: 978-1-60595-008-2, 2009, single CD-ROM housed in plastic jewel case


  • New and unpublished research on nanomaterials, multifunctional composites and biocomposites
  • Self-healing, processing; manufacturing/fabrication
  • Military, marine, electrical grid and other applications

Over 230 original papers covering all phases of composite materials engineering are contained in this searchable CD-ROM. The papers, published here for the first time, describe a wide range of materials science research reported at the annual meeting of the American Society for Composites, held Sept. 10-13, 2009, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials.

Major divisions of the document include: Joining and Repair; Applications; Nanotechnology; Materials Processing; Mechanics, Fracture, Fatigue; Office of Naval Research; Characterization; Dynamic Response; NDI; Design and Analysis; Natural Fiber and Multifunctional Materials.

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. 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 and can also be used with Macintosh computers. The CD includes the program for Adobe Acrobat Reader with Search 9.0. One year of technical support is included with your purchase of this product.


  • Unusual Characteristics in Continuum Modeling of 2D Anisotropic Metacomposites
  • The Trade-Off Between Damage and Strength: Why Weaker May Mean Stronger
  • Numerical Analysis on the Damage Initiation and Perforation Behavior in Composite Fan Blades Subjected to a Bird Strike
  • Conductive Nanocomposites Based on Mass Produced Carbon Nanotubes and Epoxy Resin
  • Test Methods for the Measurement of Preform Compaction
  • High Performance Fiber-Optic Sensing Systems Applied to Composite Materials
  • Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes in a Vertical Tube Furnace and Their Applications in Electromagnetic Interference Shielding
  • Multifunctional Polymer and Aligned Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites
  • Polymers and Advanced Polymer-Matrix Composites Reinforced with Aligned Carbon Nanotubes
  • Characterization of Carbon Nanotube and Carbon Nano Fiber Reinforced Multiscale Hybrid Composites
  • Fracture Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes
  • Starting from Nano: Creating Multifunctional Composites from (Almost) Nothing
  • Finite Element Stress Analysis of the Outwater-Murphy (OM) Specimen
  • Numerical Green’s Functions for Finite-Sized Composites
  • A Sinusoidal Unit-Cell Model for Plain-Weave Fabrics
  • Material Modeling and Dynamic-Response Analysis of Resin-Starved Cross-Collimated Compliant Composites
  • Damage Analysis of Three-Dimensional Braided Composites Using Carbon Nanotubes
  • Reactive Melt Infiltration of Ultrahigh Temperature Refractory Carbide Composites
  • Carbon Nanofiller Modified Neat Epoxies and Fiber Reinforced Composites with a Matrix as Self Sensing Material
  • A Robust Structural Health Monitoring Technique for Airframe Structures
  • Interfacial Self-Healing for Advanced Composites
  • Mechanical and Interfacial Properties of Ramie Fiber-Reinforced Green Composites with Soy Protein Resins
  • Nano Scale Physical Property Measurement of Carbon Fibers and Polymers with Electron Emission Loss Spectroscopy (EELS)
  • An Ionic-Liquid-Functionalized MWNT/Epoxy Composite
  • Self-Healing Epoxy and Epoxy Based Composites
  • Three Dimensional Braiding from Magna Weave to Hexagonal Braiding
  • Elastic Bending Behavior of Solid Orthogonal Woven 3-D Carbon-Carbon Composite Beams


  • Surface Treatment and Adhesive Bonding of High Temperature Composite Materials
  • Strain Energy Release Rate Analysis of Adhesive-Bonded Composite Laminate Joints with a Cohesive Crack
  • Fatigue Damage Monitoring in Adhesive Joint by Using Guided Waves
  • Strength Enhancement of Hybrid (Bonded/Bolted) Joints for Composites Using Attachments
  • Effects of Edge Distance, Hole Size Ratio and Hole Spacing on Peak Stresses of Composite Laminate with Multiple Holes
  • Damage Evolution Mechanism in BOlted Joints of CFRP Lamainates
  • Performance of Bolted Joints in Discontinuous Ceramic-Cored Sandwich Structures
  • Investigation into the Source of Temperature Variations in SIlicone Heat Blankets for Composite Structural Repair
  • Test and Analysis of Adhesive Bonded Repairs to Fuselage Structure
  • Composite Aircraft Repair: An Assessment of Non-Standardized Repair Methodology
  • Parametric Study on the Response of Composite Repaired Pipelines under Combined Loading Conditions
  • Cost Analysis for Manufacturing of Composite Aerospace Products with Uncertainties


  • An Analytical Approach to Predict Elastic Properties of Filament-Wound Tubes
  • Stress Distributions of Thermoplastic Composite Tubes Subjected to Four-Point Loading
  • Full-Scale Testing, Inspection, and Modeling of Damaged Honeycomb Sandwich Composite Fuselage Panels
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology for Aerospace Composites
  • Composite Power-Train Components: Reducing Warranty Costs and Improving Part Quality


  • Effects of Specimen Size and Geometry on Dispersion Quality and Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Epoxy Composite Films
  • Influence of Carbon Nanofibers Dispersion Method on the Thermomechanical Properties of Multiscale Carbon Nanofiber/Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Development of a Processing and Properties Map of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Thermoplastic Fibres
  • Growth Mechanism of MWCNTs Using Nanoparticles as Catalysts
  • Response Surface Study of Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber/Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites Fabricated Using High-Shear Mixing Nanoclay Reinforced PLA Nanocomposite by Electrospinning
  • Quantitative Characterization of SWNT Dispersions
  • Carbon Nanotube Buckypaper Composites with High Nanotube Concentration and Improved Alignment for Structural and Multifunctional Applications
  • High Frequency Shielding Properties of Multiwall Carbon Nanotube (MWCNT) Composites
  • The Influence of Carbon Nanotube Aspect Ratio on the Bubble Densities of Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Composite Foams
  • Characterizing Fracture Parameters of a Graphene Sheet Using Atomistic Simulation and Continuum Mechanics
  • Carbon Nanotube Array-Reinforced Laminated Composite Materials: Interphase and Mechanics of Deformation
  • Characterization of Carbon Nanofiber Filled Carbon/Epoxy Composites by the Nanoindentation Technique
  • Nanoindentation of High Performance Fibers
  • Measuring the In situ Properties of Fiber Reinforced Composites Using Nanoindentation—A Virtual Experiment
  • A Performance Investigation on Nano-Modified Adhesive: The Single Lap Joint Case
  • Using Surface Energy Values to Predict Mechanical Performance in Nanocomposites
  • Cyanate Ester Nanocomposites with Enhanced Dimensional Stability
  • Synthesis of High Temperature Bismaleimide/Carbonnanofibers Nanocomposites by Thermokinetic Mixing
  • Manufacturing Process for 3D Nano-Engineered Composite Materials with Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Grown In Situ


  • Effect of Preform Fibre Distribution on the Surface Finish of Composite Panels
  • Mechanical Properties of Composite Structures Fabricated with the Vacuum Induced Preform Relaxation Process
  • Unsaturated and Saturated Flow in the VARTM Process—An Investigation
  • An Experimental Method for Continuous Measurement of In-Plane Fabric Permeability as a Function of Fiber Volume Fraction Using Air Flow
  • Experimental Investigation of Dual-Scale Reinforcement Imbibition
  • An Acoustical Method of Predicting Permeability of Orthotropic Fibers
  • Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Three-Dimensional Hollow Knitted Fabric Composite
  • Process Capabilities for the Infusion of High Viscosity Polyurea Resin Systems for Composite Applications
  • Vacuum Infused Anionic Polyamide-6 Composites: A Comparison Study Between Different Mould Heating Strategies
  • RTM Process Simulation and Optimization of Composite Fan Blades Reinforced by 3D Woven Fabrics
  • Process Variability in Liquid Composite Molding and Its Implications for Predictive Modeling
  • Fabrication and Characterization of Vapor Grown Carbon Nanofiber Reinforced Polyester
  • Finite Element Simulation of a Thermostamping Process of a Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite
  • Extrusion-Compression Molding of Long Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Composites
  • Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) of Aerospace Composite Structures
  • Using State-Change Tooling for High-Temperature Composite Fabrication
  • Evolution of Laminate Microstructure During Consolidation of Carbon/PEKK Thermoplastic Composite
  • Evaluation of an Out-of-Autoclave Curing Prepreg for Potential Aerospace Applications
  • An Empirical Model for the Automated Deposition of Thermoset Composite
  • Finite Element Simulation for Textile Composite Stamping
  • Investigation of Linear Electrospinning Jets
  • Evaluation of Low Cost Tooling for Fabricating Thick Section Composites Using Multiple Manufacturing Methods
  • Experimental Investigation on Encapsulation of Whispering Gallery Mode Sensors for Smart Materials Applications


  • The Compressive Response of Tapered Curved Composite Plates
  • The Buckling Response of Tapered Curved Composite Plates-II
  • Free-Vibration Characteristics of Unsymmetrically Lamianted Composite Plates with Multiple Equilibrium Configurations
  • Stress Concentrations Around Irregularities in Anisotropic Plates: Solutions for Arbitrary Boundary Conditions
  • On the Continuum Theory of Conformable Robots
  • Influence of Adhesive Properties on Stress States in a Discontinuous Ceramic Tile Core Sandwich Structure
  • Bending Analysis of Cross-Ply Laminated Conical Shells
  • Assessment of Confinement Models for Concrete Confined with FRP Tubes
  • Investigation of Hygrothermally Stable Laminates with Bending-Twist Coupling
  • Computing Elastic Properties of Short- and Long-Random Fiber Composites Using a Multi-Gauss Point Finite Element Method
  • Vibration Characteristics of Thin-Walled Noncircular Composite Cylinders
  • Deflection of Multilayered Composites Containing Wavy Fibers
  • Designer Viscoelastic Nano-Composite and Sandwich Materials
  • A New Coupling Method of Atomistic-Continuum FE Models
  • Design of Filament Wound Isotensoid Toroids Based on Non-Geodesic Roving Trajectories
  • Optimization of Mechanical Properties of PE Composites Using Central Composite Design and Deposition Formation of Nanofiller
  • Damage Propagation in Thermo-Oxidative Environments
  • Ablation Model for Reinforced Elastomeric Thermal Shields
  • An Orthotropic Hyperelastic Damage Model for Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites: Formulation and Computational Aspects
  • Arrested Crack Detection for Foam Core Sandwich Structures Using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors Embedded in a Crack Arrester
  • Probabilistic Simulation for Combined Cyclic Fatigue in Composites
  • Multi-Scale Simulation of Polymer Nanocomposites Using Statistical Coupling of MD and MPM
  • Effects of Notch Location and Fatigue Loading on the Stress Concentration and Reliability of Notched Laminates Based on Probabilistic Approach
  • Characterization and Modeling of the Effect of Environmental Degradation on Interlaminar Shear and Flexure Strength of Carbon/Epoxy Composites


  • Overview of the ONR Solid Mechanics—Marine Composites Research Program
  • Interfiber Failure Criteria for Composite Materials Under Static and Dynamic Loading
  • Mechanical Properties of PAN-Derived Carbon Nanofibers for Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Permeability Estimation of Nano-Pourous Membranes
  • Review of Water Influence of Low Velocity Impact Properties of Polymer Composites
  • Damage Evolution and Mechanical Behavior of Hierarchically-Structured Polymer Composites
  • Determination of Stress Field in Damaged Composites Using Thermal Imaging
  • The Controlling of Debonding in Sandwich Structures
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction of Composite Structures Subjected to Dynamic Loading
  • Response of Composite Materials to High Pressure Waves
  • Integrated Functionally Gradient Syntactic Foams
  • Polymer Nanofabric Interleaved Composite Laminates
  • Process Optimization and Characterization of Nanoclay Infused Polyurethane Foam
  • Creep and Stress Relaxation Modeling of Nanoclay and Graphite Platelet Reinforced Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Graphite—Vinylester Nanocomposite and its Constituents
  • Auxetic PVC Foam as a New Core Material for Sandwich Structures


  • Characterization and Modelling of Cure Behavior of Cycom RTM 890 Resin System
  • Characterization of the Influence on Thermomechanical Behavior of Shape Memory Polymer Due to Fiber Reinforcement
  • Role of ac-Relaxation in High Temperature Polymer Deformation
  • Modeling Quasi-Static Indentation of 3D Woven Composites
  • Cryogenic Mechanical Properties of Core-Shell Rubber Toughened Epoxy Polymers
  • The Effects of Environmental Conditioning on High Performance Aramid Fibers
  • Thermo-Oxidative Degradation of High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites: Modeling and Testing
  • Heat of Formation Concept Used on the Characterization of a Copper-Aluminum Graded Constitutional Intermetallic Interface
  • On the Application of a New Characterization and Yield Definition to the Tensile Testing of Fibre Metal Laminates
  • Metal Onto Polymer Composite Casting: Degradation Behaviour and Mechanical Performance
  • Effects of Environment on the Pull-Out Properties of Carbon Fiber Tow Embedded in Epoxy Resin: An Experimental and Finite Element Analysis
  • Mechanical and Interfacial Properties of Individual Vapor Grown Carbon Nanofibers in Epoxy Matrices
  • Study of Reactivity in Particulate Al-Mg Alloy Composites Using XANES and XRD
  • The Off-Axis Tensile Test Revisited
  • Modeling Fatigue Damage in Long-Fiber Thermoplastics
  • Mechanical Property of CF/CF Hybrid Unidirectional Composites
  • Alkylammonium Functionalized Montmorillonite-Epoxy Composites: Improvements in Mechanical Properties
  • Using a Spectrum Function to Characterize the Creep Behavior of Composite Beams in Flexure
  • Characterization of Polymer Morphology and Subsequent Reconditioning of Embrittled Continuous Fibre-Reinforced Thermoplastic Polyurethane Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
  • The Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Behaviour of Particle-Reinforced Al-Mg Alloy A535 Composites
  • Effect of Woven Fiber Architecture on the Interlaminar Mechanical Response of Composite Materials: An Experimental Study
  • Size Effect of G/VE Textile Composites
  • Mechanical and Thermal Behaviors of Triaxally Woven Fabric Composite for Deployable Structures
  • Pultrusion of Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Tube with Braiding Technique and Its Mechanical Properties
  • Explicit Digital Element Approach with Periodic Boundary in Determining Textile Micro-Geometry
  • A New Lamination Theory for Layered Textile Composites that Account for Manufacturing Induced Effects
  • Thermal Characterization of Plain and Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Syntactic Foams
  • Influence of Carbon Nanotubes on Fatigue Delamination Growth in Filament Wound Composites with Rigid and Flexible Matrix Materials


  • High Strain Rate Characterization of Woven Carbon/Epoxy Composites
  • Comparison of Low Velocity Impact Behavior of Conventional Glass-Polyester and CNF-Filled Glass Polyester Nanophased Composites
  • Multi-Needle Stitching/Tufting of Sandwich Composites for Improved Damage Tolerance
  • Role of Interlayer Between Ceramic Tiles and Thick Section Composites Subjected to Impact Loading
  • Effect of Strain Rate on the Mechanical Behavior of Hydrolyzed Tricalcium Phosphate/Poly(L-lactide) Composites
  • Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation and Condensation on Static and High Strain Rate Behavior of Nanophased Glass/Epoxy Composites
  • Crush Behavior of Thin Composite Plates
  • Criteria Evaluation of Cavitation Induced Failure Under Transverse Loading in Multi-Fiber Composites
  • Fracture in Glass/Epoxy Multilayers from Low-Velocity Impact
  • Modeling of Low Velocity Impact Damage in Injection-Molded Long Fiber Composites
  • Blunt Impact Damage Initiation in Composite Laminates
  • Assessment of Impact Response of Composite Aircraft Structures Under High Velocity Loading
  • Impact, Damage and Penetration Modeling of Thick-Section Composites Using LS-Dyna MAT162
  • Sources of Nanoparticle Improvement to Fabric Composite Properties: Shear-Thickening Fluids and Particle Hardness
  • Cut Behavior of High Performance Fibers
  • An Experimental and Numerical Study of the Impact Response (V50) of Flexible Plain Weave Fabrics: Accounting for Statistical Distributions of Yarn Strength
  • Mapping of Pressure Gradients Due to Ballistic Impact on Layers of Unidirectional HMPE Fibers by Wide-Angle X-Ray Diffraction
  • Early Dynamic Behaviour of Aramid Textile Armour Subjected to Ballistic Impact: An Experimental Investigation
  • Penetration Resistance of Thick-Section Composites: Effect of Projectile Diameter and Mass
  • Effect of Interlayer Properties on Stress Wave Propagation in Discontinuous Ceramic-Cored Sandwich (DCCS) Composites
  • Simplified Analytical Modeling of Composite Sandwich Panels Under Blast Loading
  • Geometric Optimization of Cellular Sandwich Panels for Maximum Energy Absorption and Blast Resistance
  • Energy Absorption Capability of CFRP Tube Using Load-Control Attachment
  • Cure Kinetics and Dynamic Viscoelastic Shear Behavior of Rigid Polyurethane Foams at Different Temperature
  • Influence of z-Yarns on the Inter-Laminar Shear Strength of 3D Woven Composites
  • Vibrations of a Three-Segment Composite Shaft with a Lumped Mass


  • Damage Location and Identification Using Full-Field Strain Measurement
  • Application of Acoustic Emission and Frequency Response Techniques to Detect and Locate Damage in Notched Full-Scale Sandwich Composite Fuselage Panels
  • Advanced System to Improve Next Generation Aircraft Composite Damage Inspection, Diagnosis, and Repair
  • New Durability Evaluation Method of Fiber Reinforced Plastics
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy—An Emerging NDT Method for Evaluating Degradative Processes in Aircraft Composite
  • Wettability and Absorbency of Nanofiber-Based Probes
  • Inspection of Miniaturized Interconnections in IC Packages with Nanofocus X-Ray Tubes and NanoCT
  • Damage Sensing in CFRP Composites
  • Free Space Optical Coupling to Embedded Fiber Bragg Grating
  • Sensors Through Panel Surfaces


  • The Global and Sub-Model Analysis of Composite Multi-Hull Structure Using Fluid Structure Interaction
  • Finite Element Based Multi-Scale Modeling of the Nonlinear Response and Failure of Thick-Section Composite Structures
  • Finite Element Modeling of Delamination in Thick-Section Composites Using LS-Dyna
  • Analysis of Thick-Wall Composite Cylindrical Pressure Vessels Under the Effect of Cyclic Internal Pressure and Cyclic Temperature
  • The Evaluation of Shipboard Composite Structural Integrity from Exposure to Fire
  • New Design Procedure for FRP Composites Poles
  • Development of a 10 Metre Composite Radio Antenna
  • Characterization and Prediction of the Nonlinear Response and Failure in Continuous Fiber Reinforced Alumina/PEEK Composite Laminates
  • Simple Accelerated Research Methods for Ranking and Evaluation of Composites for Various Applications


  • Fiber Architecture Concepts from Nature: Literature Review and Comments
  • Mechanical and Micro Structural Characterization of Rice Husk Based Fiber Reinforced Composite Concrete
  • Hygrothermal Effects on the Tensile Mechanical Properties of Hemp and Coir Fibers
  • Application of Continuous Natural Fiber Reinforced Biodegradable Resin Composites for Structural Member
  • Flow Modeling in Natural-Fiber Preforms Used in Liquid Composite Molding
  • Novel Composites from Recycled Constituents
  • The Human Teeth as a Smart Composite Material for Fracture Resistance
  • Self-Healing Enhancement through the Addition of Carbon Nanotubes in Single Fiber Polymer Composites
  • Shielding Effectiveness Analysis of Reinforced Continuous Carbon Fiber (RCCF) Composites: Numerical and Experimental Study
  • Bending Test of a Fiber Reinforced Composite Cylinder
  • Assessment of Methods for Increasing the Bearing Capacity of Potted Anchors for Composite Rods
  • Influence of Mat Parameters on Manufacturability and Properties of Needle-Punched Hemp Fiber Bio Composites
  • A Study of Change in Properties of Polymer Composite After the Replacement of Glass with Jute Fibers


  • On Line Friction and Wears Damage Monitoring During Soft Tissue Creping Process
  • Diffusion-Controlled Moisture Ingression in Sandwich Composites
  • Moisture Attack on Adhesive Joints: Roles of Adhesive and Interface Properties
  • Multiphysics Paths from Durability to Prognosis of Composite Structures
  • Real-Time Full-Field Deformation Analysis on the Ballistic Impact of Polymeric Materials Using High-Speed Photogrammetry
  • Improving the Reliability of Electric Grid Infrastructure: Case Study of Firewalls Manufactured with Fiber Reinforced Inorganics (FRI)
  • The Genesis of the Time-Temperature-Superposition-Principle and its Application to the Viscoelastic Durability of Polymer Based Composites and/or Adhesively Bonded Structures
  • Multiscale Modeling of Glass Fiber Reinforced Viscoelastic Polymers Subjected to Impact Loads
  • A 3D Damage Model for Fiber-Reinforced Composite Structures
  • Polymeric Composites Interlayer Enablers in the Nano-Scale

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