Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 2010-Twenty-Fifth Technical Conference

With the 14th U.S.-Japan Conference on Composite Materials, September 20-23, 2010, Dayton, OH

Edited by: Johanna B. Lantz, Nobuo Takeda, Bradley M. Doudican, Gregory A. Schoeppner and Steven L. Donaldson



ISBN: 978-1-60595-025-9, ©2010, single CD-ROM housed in plastic jewel case


  • New and unpublished research on nanocomposites, fiber composites, structural health monitoring, molecular modeling and more
  • Free-edge effects, aircraft and wind turbine applications, impact, bonding, damage development
  • U.S. Navy and Air Force research

This fully searchable document in CD form contains over 150 never published research reports on traditional and emerging composites and nanocomposites presented under the guidance of two major materials societies from the USA and Japan, as well a the ASTM D-30 committee. New and original work is presented on free edge effects, multiscale modeling, high temperature, nano-enhancement and many other subjects as indicated in the contents below.

Major divisions of the document include: Electrical Shielding and Conductivity; Micromechanics; Natural Fiber Composites; Free-Edge Effects; Thermally Conductive Composites; Foam Structure Mechanics; Multifunctional Materials; Bio-Inspired Structures; Low-Velocity Impact; Atoms-to-Aircraft; Nanocomposites; Bonded Joints; Damage Modeling; Bolted Joints; Dynamic Response; Thermal Enhancement; Textile Composites; Molecular Modeling; Structural Health Monitoring; Nano Functional Enhancement; Nanomaterials for Structures; In-Situ Strain Monitoring.

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.


  • A Four-Decade View on the Pipes-Pagano Problem: Free-Edge Effects in Composite Laminates
  • Free Edge Laminate Stresses and Delamination Using Finite Element Analysis—The Early Years
  • Free Edge Effects in Laminated Composites: 1976–2006


  • Notch Strength of Hybrid Boron/Glass/Aluminum Fiber Metal Laminates
  • Damage Characterization of Ti/GFRP Laminates Subjected to Low-Velocity Impact


  • Thermal and Mechanical Studies of Wood Flour Reinforced Polyurethane Composites
  • Mechanical and Thermal Characterization of Modified Jute/Biopol Nanophased Green Composite
  • Evaluation of Mechanical Properties in Silk Fiber Reinforced Biodegradable Plastic Composites
  • Braid-Trusion of Jute/Polylactic Acid Composites
  • In Situ Hybridization of Thermoplastic Composites by Micro-Braiding Technique


  • Flexural Properties of Functionally Gradient Syntactic Foam Sandwich Structures
  • High Strain Rate Behavior and Failure Analysis of Nanoclay Reinforced Vinyl Ester Based Syntactic Foams Subjected To Hygrothermal Conditioning
  • Visualization of Fracture Behavior of Syntactic Foams Under High Strain Rate Loading
  • Strength Prediction of Foam-Core Sandwich Structures with Butt Joints


  • Investigation of Temperature Dependency of Electrical Resistance Changes for Structural Management of Graphite/Polymer Composite
  • Health Monitoring of Composite Pi-Joints Using Fiber Optic Sensors
  • Self-Sensing Composite Materials: Delamination Detection
  • Real-Time Impact Force Identification of CFRP Structures Using Experimental Transfer Matrices
  • Unsupervised Damage Detection in CFRP Structures Using Statistical Analysis of Temperature Characteristic of Resistance
  • Delamination Detection in CFRP Laminates Using a Built-In Broadband Lamb Wave Propagation System
  • Modeling of Fiber Composites During the Cure Process for Piezoelectric Actuation
  • Health Monitoring Using Carbon Nanotubes in Adhesively-Bonded Composite-to-Metal Joints
  • Effect of Indentation on Electrical Resistance Change of CFRP
  • Internal Strain Monitoring of a CFRP Laminate During Low Velocity Impact Test Using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors


  • Birefringence Effect of Embedded FBGs Due to Peel Stress at the Overlap End of Single-Lap Joint
  • A Novel Approach to Generation of Adhesive Bonds with Controlled Bond Strength
  • Investigation on the Joining of CFRP-to-CFRP and CFRP-to-Aluminum for a Small Aircraft Structural Application
  • A Damage Model for the Simulation of Bearing Failure in Bolted Joints of Interlaminar Toughened CFRP Laminates
  • Probabilistic Strength Analysis of Pin Joints in CFRP Laminates
  • On the Effect of Mechanical Properties of Fasteners on Torsional Stiffness of Space Extenible Mast
  • Damage Modeling of Bearing Failure in CFRP Bolted Joints Based on Fiber Compressive Failure Criterion Under Multiaxial Stress States
  • The Effect of Joint Configuration on Joint Strength
  • Fracture Toughness of the CFRP Adhesive Bonded Joint Under Cryogenic Temperature
  • Pull-Out Behavior of Adhesively Bonded Composite Pi-Joints: Damage Modeling & Comparison with Experiments
  • Resin to Fiber Ratio—Maximizing Tensile Properties in a Water-Activated, Polyurethane/Carbon Fiber Composite Repair System


  • Composite Tiling for Impact Damage Tolerance
  • Quasi-Static Investigation of Impactor Bluntness Effects on Curved Stiffened Carbon Epoxy Panels
  • An Experimental Study of the Effect of Stitching on Low-Velocity-Impact (LVI) Damage and Compression-After-Impact (CAI) Strength
  • Impact-Induced Delamination Suppression in Laminated Composites Using Through-Thickness Stitching
  • Numerical Modeling of Impact-Induced Damage in Composite Laminates Under Soft-Body Impact with Interlaminar Damage Zone Using Homogenization Method
  • Formation and Relaxation of Facesheet Dent on Indented Foam Core Sandwich Beams
  • Effects of Subzero Temperatures, Seawater Immersion and Low Velocity Impact on Flexural Strength, Stiffness and Life of Sandwich Composites
  • Influence of Impact Damage on Carbon-Epoxy Stiffener Crippling
  • Modification of a Macromechanical Finite-Element Based Model for Impact Analysis of Triaxially Braided Composites


  • Phonon Transmission in Carbon Nanotube Structure: Wave Packet Study
  • Thermal Conductivity of a Monolayer of Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelets Prepared by Liquid-Liquid Interfacial Self-Assembly
  • Investigation into Electromagnetic Interference of a Nanocomposite Under Monotonic Tension and Fatigue
  • Effect of Compression on Electrical Conductivity of CNT-PMMA Composites
  • Combined Microfluidization and Ultrasonication Process for High Throughput and Large-Scale Production of SWCNT Dispersions
  • Micromechanical Modeling of Nanoreinforced Composites with Carbon Nanofibers and Interphase
  • Simultaneous Raman Scattering and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy for Quantifying the Chemically Induced Defects of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
  • Damage Sensing of a Highly Conductive Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composite Under Cyclic and Impact Loading
  • Thermo-Oxidative Degradation in High Temperature Polymer Composites for Advanced Aircraft
  • Effects of CNF on Compression and Thermal Responses of E-Glass/Polyester Nanocomposite
  • Improved Carbon Fiber Composite Compression Strength and Shear Stiffness Through Matrix Modification with Nanosilica
  • Synthesization of CNT on Surface of C/C Composites by Alcohol CVD Method and Its Effect on Coefficient of Friction Between Them
  • Cure Monitoring of Nano-Carbon Dispersed Polymers by Fiber Optic Sensors
  • Feather Weight Composites: Development of Controlled Free Volume in CNT Reinforced Polymeric Matrix Systems
  • Processing Optimization and Characterization of MWCNT Infused Epoxy Nanocomposites Using Three Different Techniques
  • Fracture of Layer-By-Layer Nanocomposites
  • Effects of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes on Mode I and Ode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of a Hybrid Glass Fiber/MWCNT/Epoxy Composite
  • Mechanical Properties Characterization of Neat and Carbon Nanotubes Mixed Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composites
  • Mechanical Response and Finite Element Simulations of Vinyl Ester Nanocomposite Panels Under Shock and Quasi-Static Flexural Loading
  • Vibration of Fiber Reinforced Anisotropic Composite Plates with Nanofiber Reinforced Matrices
  • Thermo-Mechanical Characterization of Graphene Based Hybrid Nanocomposites


  • Progressive Damage Modeling of Full-Scale Sandwich Composite Aircraft Fuselage Panels
  • Bifurcation Behavior of Delamination Cracks in Composite Laminates Under General Shear Mode Crack Propagation Condition
  • Multi-Objective Optimization Design for Composite Stiffened Panel Considering Damage Tolerance
  • Effects of Ply Thickness on the Residual Burst Strength of Hoop-Wrapped CFRP Composite Vessels After Out-of-Plane Loading
  • The Effect of Through-Thickness Compression on the Tensile Strength of Carbon-Fibre Composites
  • An Improved Strain-Energy Based Failure Theory for Composite Laminates
  • Failure Behavior of High Strength CFRP Bolted Joints with Cone Washer
  • Strength Evaluation of C/C-Composite Screw Joint Structures
  • Development of a Benchmark Example for Delamination Fatigue Growth Prediction
  • An Analytical Non-Dimensional Model for Mode I Delamination of Z-Pinned Composites
  • Accounting for the R-Curve Effects on the Mode I Fatigue Delamination Growth Characterisation of Unidirectional Composites
  • A Shear-Torsion-Bending Test for Mixed-Mode I-II-III Delamination Toughness Determination
  • Predicting Damage Growth in Z-Pinned Laminated Composite Structures
  • Damage Development and Gas Leakage in CFRP Angle-Ply Laminates
  • Under Biaxial Loadings
  • Modeling Geometry and Progressive Failure of Material Interfaces in Plain Weave Composites


  • Vibration and Dynamic Response of Hybrid Wind Turbine Blades
  • Vibrations Studies of Laminated Composite Cylindrical Shells of Arbitrary Boundaries
  • Dynamics of Bistable Unsymmetric Fiber-Reinforced Composite Laminates
  • Accurate Modeling and Vibrations Studies of Laminated Composite Beams


  • Mechanical Properties of Microscale Graphitic Carbon Foam Ligaments and Nodes Introduction
  • Improvement of Thermal Conductivity of Epoxy Resin for the Manufacturing of Thick Composites


  • Bio-Inspired Research for Manufacturing Purposes
  • Manufacturing of Engineering Biologically Inspired Flapping Wings


  • Damage Sensing in Fiber Composites Using Uniformly and Non-Uniformly Dispersed Carbon Nanotubes
  • Poisson’s Ratio of Hollow Particle Filled Composites
  • Effect of Particle Size on the Strength of Nanocomposites
  • Damage Growth Determination via Evolving Stress Fields in Composite Materials
  • Coupled Effect of Sea Water and Low Temperature on Polymeric Composites
  • Sea Water and Temperature Effects on the Mechanical Properties of Single Carbon Fibers
  • Effect of UV Radiation on Mechanical and Thermal Properties of
  • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
  • Low Velocity Impact Analysis of Naval Composites
  • Impact Testing of Composites with Enhanced Measurements


  • Molecular Modeling of Cross-Linked Epoxy Polymers
  • Atom Scale Simulation of the Electrical Resistance of a Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube
  • Characterizing Interfacial Properties and Elastic Constants Using Molecular Dyamics Simulation of Cross-Linked Graphene-Epoxy Nanocomposites


  • Field Induced Alignment of Liquid Crystalline Polymers for Improved Interlaminar Properties of Composite Laminates
  • Fabrication of Sandwich Panels by the VARTM Process
  • Moisture and Pressure Effects on Void Formation in Prepreg Processed Composites
  • Process Monitoring for Large-Scale Composite Structures by Optical-Fiber-Based Distributed Sensing System


  • High Velocity Ice Impact Damage Resistance Comparison of Unidirectional and Woven Carbon/Epoxy Composite Panels
  • Effect of Impact Speed on High-Speed Impact Damage in CFRP Unidirectional and Cross-Ply Laminates
  • Ballistic Impact Tolerance of Filament-Wound Composite Tubes with Rigid and Flexible Matrix Materials
  • Penetration Study of Glass Fiber Reinforced Metal Composite Plates
  • Energy Loss Due to Transverse Plastic Deformation of Fibers in Textile Fabric Impact Processes
  • Modeling the Effects of Structural Ribs in Kevlar Laminates for Personnel Protection


  • A Test Specimen for Composite Laminates with Grooves Subjected to Out-of-Plane Contact Loading
  • Hygrothermal Effects on the Mechanical Properties of Glass Fibre-Epoxy Composite Material
  • Multi-Theory FEM Architecture for the Generation of Advanced Mixed Shear Deformation Theories Based on the Generalized Unified Formulation for Composite Structures
  • The Influence of Fiber Packaging on the Homogenized Response of Cured Fiber Composites
  • Evaluation of Fiber-Matrix Debond Induced Failure Initiation Under Transverse Loading in Multi-Fiber Composites
  • Interfacial Failure Criterion of a Glass Fiber/Epoxy Composite
  • A Unified Analysis of Stiffener Reinforced Composite Beams
  • Fundamental Frequencies of Thin-Walled Elliptical Composite Cylinders
  • Comparison of Optimal Hygrothermally Stable Laminates with Extension-Twist Coupling Using Sequential Quadratic Programming and Ant Colony Optimization


  • Predicting Mechanical Properties of 2D Triaxially Braided Textile Composites Based on Microstructure Properties
  • Meso-Scale Modeling of Uniaxial Tensile Tests for Single Layer Triaxially Braided Composites
  • Damage Progression in Stitched Composites Containing Circular Hole Under Fatigue Loads
  • Modeling Meso Structure of Triaxial Braided Composite


  • Compressive Failure of Unidirectional CFRP Plate Under Progressive Crushing
  • Compression Response of 3DWoven Composites Subjected to High Loading Rates


  • Mechanical Characterization of Bucky Gel Morphing Composite
  • Design and Analysis of Nano-Composite Termites


  • Evaluation of Composite Sandwich Structures Containing Core Thickness Mismatches


  • Elastic Interaction of Interfacial Spherical-Cap Cracks in Syntactic Foams
  • Decoupled Subdomain Strategy for Prediction of Through-Thickness Oxidation of Woven Composites


  • Stiffness and Fatigue Behavior of Composite Elliptic Springs
  • Implementing a Finite Element Module for Fatigue Damage Modeling in Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials
  • A Numerical Fatigue Model for Application to Tidal Turbines

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