Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 2011-Twenty-Sixth Technical Conference

With the Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials (2nd Joint Canadian-American International Conference on Composites), September 26-28, 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Edited by:

Michael Hyer, N. Waldo Harrison Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
Suong Hoa, Director, Concordia Centre for Composites, Concordia University
Ozden Ochoa, Energy Engineering Institute, Texas A&M University
Mehdi Hojjati, National Research Council of Canada


ISBN: 978-1-60595-051-8, ©2011, single CD-ROM housed in plastic jewel case


  • New and unpublished research on nanomaterials, multifunctional composites and bio-inspired composites
  • Dynamic effects on composites, infrastructure applications, manufacturing
  • Military, properties, textiles and structural applications

Over 190 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. 26-28, 2011, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials.

Major divisions of the document include: Bio-Inspired Composites; Damage; Dynamic Effects on Composites; Nanotechnology; Manufacturing; Mechanical Behavior; Failure and Fatigue; Office of Naval Research; Penetration; Properties; Structural Applications; Textiles; and Time-Dependent Response.

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 with Service Pack 4 or higher products along with the program for Adobe Acrobat Reader with Search 9.0. One year of technical support is included with your purchase of this product.


  • Advanced Carbon Fiber Composite (CFC) Materials for Antenna Applications
  • Reinforced Continuous Carbon Fiber (RCCF) Composite Materials for Microwave Applications
  • On the Application of a Hybrid Spectral Approach to the Image-Based Measurement of Displacements at Micro-Scale in Composites


  • A Novel Nitrate Free Solgel Process for Production of Bioglass 45S5
  • Rigid Biofoam Composites from Functionalized Soy Oil Based Biopolyurethane and Microcystalline Cellulose (MCC) for Automotive Applications
  • Influence of Mineral Content and Nanostructure on Mechanical Properties of Porous Hydroxyapatite/Collagen Scaffolds Created Using a Biomimetic Mineralization Process
  • Indentation Properties of NC Dragonfly Wing by Nanoindentation
  • Toughness Amplification in Natural Composites
  • Pseudo-Ductile CFRP Using Bioinspired Discontinuous Architecture
  • A Biomimetic Composite Duplicating the Structure and Micromechanics of Nacre
  • Deformation and Fracture Mode Transition in Nacre and Bonelike Composite Materials


  • In-situ Damage Sensing of UHMWPE/Epoxy Laminate Composites Under Biaxial Load
  • Microstructure Level Simulation of Foreign Object Damage in Woven Ceramic Matrix Composites with Material Point Method and Finite Element Analysis
  • Monitoring Damage Growth in Adhesively Bonded Repairs
  • Resistance of Thermally Cycled Composites to Lunar Dust Abrasion


  • Self-Activated Carbon Fiber Reinforced Shape Memory Polymer Composites
  • Ultra-Violet Assisted Direct-Write Technique for the Fabrication of Nanocomposite Mechanical Energy Storage Devices
  • Assessment of Manufacturing Limits and Process-Ability for Composite Structures with Embedded Energy Devices


  • Coatings for Retardation of Thermo-Oxidative Degradation in High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites
  • Degradation of Perforated E-glass/Epoxy Plates Submerged in Water and Acidic Media under Elevated Temperature
  • Influence of Moisture Absorption on Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 6 Composites
  • Effects of Liquid Environment on the Mechanical Performance of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Stiffened Structures Made using AFP


  • Modeling the Effects of Kinking and Delamination on the Compression Strength of Fiber Reinforced Laminated Composites
  • Analysis and Control of Smart Composite Laminates using Piezoelectric Materials
  • A Non-local Approach to Simulation of Damage in Laminated Composites
  • Assessment of the Effect of Z-Pinning on Mode-II Delamination Resistance
  • Mixed-Mode Delamination Onset Detection by AE Monitoring in CFRP Composites under Quasi-Static and Cyclic Loading
  • Reliability-Based Progressive Failure Analysis Method for Advanced Composite Structures


  • Progressive Failure Assessment of Balsawood Sandwich Composites
  • Effect of Data Reduction and Fiber-Bridging on Mode I Delamination Characterization of Unidirectional Composites


  • Fatigue Life Analysis of Composite Joints using a Wearout Model
  • Fatigue Performance of Tapered Laminates with Internal Ply Drop-Offs: Experiments and Numerical Predictions
  • Progressive Fatigue Damage Modeling in CFRP Laminates using Cohesive Elements


  • The Elastic-Plastic Local Contact Response of Composite Constitutive Fibers
  • Improvement in Toughness of CFRP by Creating Flexible Interphase
  • Moving from Hydrophilic to Super Hydrophobic Surfaces


  • Recent Advances in the Research of Carbon Nanotube-Based Fibers
  • Probabilistic Dynamic Buckling of Smart Composite Shells
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Carbon Nanotubes under Combined Loading
  • Co-Cured Biomimetic Composite T-Joints
  • Processing Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Glass Fabric Reinforcements Coated with Graphite Nanoparticles
  • Ultra-Strong Fibres by Super Drawing of Gel-Spun UHMWPE/SWCNT
  • Damage Evolution in a Stiffened Composite Panel under Axial Load
  • The Strength of Double Strap Joint with Brittle and Ductile Adhesives
  • Compression Strength Effects of Layer Waviness: Progressive Failure Analysis and Experimental Validation
  • The Open-Hole Off-Axis Tensile Specimen
  • Development and Validation of a Self-Heating Model for Multi-layered Composite Tubes under Rotating Bending Loading
  • Self-Sealing Composites Subject to Mechanical and Thermal Cycling
  • Smart Foam-Core Sandwich Structure with Crack Arrester and Detector
  • Snap-Through of Unsymmetric Cross-Ply Laminates using Distributed Piezoelectric Actuators
  • Shear Behavior of Thin Plain Weave Composites Subjected to Transverse Shear
  • Linear and Nonlinear Analyses of Symmetrically and Unsymmetrically Laminated Clamped Rectangular Plates
  • Experimental Validation of Bistable Composite Panel Response
  • Damage of Carbon/Epoxy Composite Plates Subjected to Mechanical Impact and Simulated Lightning Strike
  • Critical Force Prediction of High Velocity Ice Impact onto Carbon/Epoxy Composite Panels
  • Scaling Effect in Composite Plates Subjected to High-Pressure Loading
  • Assessment of a Modular Composite Wind Turbine Blade
  • Development of Light Weight Composite Fan Case for Turbo Fan Engine
  • A Computationally Efficient Physics-Based Methodology for Modeling Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Effects of Architectural Variability on the Mechanical Properties of Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Predicting Thermo-Oxidative Degradation in High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites using Multi-Scale Modeling
  • A Micromechanics Model for Equivalent Thermal Expansion Coefficients and Thermal Stress of Unidirectional Lamina
  • A Bottom-Up Method for Transverse Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Composites
  • Thermal Stresses of Thermoplastic Composite Rings in Automated Fiber Placement Process


  • Large-scale Pre-insulated Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Building Envelope System
  • Performance of FRP Composite Deck System in Long Span Cable-stayed Bridge
  • Analysis and Design of Full-Scale GFRP-Composites Poles
  • Experimental Investigation of Bond Behavior of Embedded Through-Section FRP Bar Shear-Strengthening Method
  • A Novel Landslide Warning Solution Using Single Mode Telecom Fiber Embedded In Geo-Textile
  • Tests and Design Equations for RC Beams Strengthened in Shear Using Embedded Through Section Method


  • Compression Behaviour of AFP Manufactured Carbon/Epoxy Composites Containing Gaps and Overlaps
  • A Study on the Influence of Gaps/Overlaps on the Strength of Composite Panels Made by the Automated Fiber Placement Method
  • A Model for Wrinkle Compaction in Thermoset Prepreg Processing
  • Lamborghini “Forged Composite” Technology
  • Effects of High Frequency Vibrations on the Compressibility of Dry Fibrous Reinforcements
  • A Comprehensive Analysis of Cutting Forces During Detouring of Multilayer CFRP Laminates
  • Void Morphology, Void Evolution and Gas Transport in Out-Of-Autoclave Prepregs
  • Gas Transport and Water Evaporation in Out Of Autoclave Prepregs
  • Air Permeability of Out-Of-Autoclave Honeycomb Structures During Processing
  • The Effect of Material and Process Parameters on Tow Impregnation and Micro-Void Formation in Out-of-Autoclave Prepregs
  • A Laser-Ultrasonic Inspection System for Large Structures Fabricated by Automatic Fiber Placement
  • Determination of the Optimal Manufacturing Parameters of Thermoplastic Composite Rings Made by Automated Fiber Placement Technique
  • Thermal Control System Design for Automated Fiber Placement Process
  • Pultrusion System for Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite with Braiding Technique
  • Fabrication of Curved Parts by Flexible Injection: Influence of Processing Conditions on Composite Quality and Analysis of Distortion
  • Effect of Autoclave Process Parameters on Quality and Performance of PEEK/Carbon Composite Panels
  • Incorporating Fiber Bed Properties in Solid Micromechanics for Curing Composites
  • Monitoring Prepreg Out-Time with Glass Transition Temperature
  • Chemical Shrinkage and Thermomechanical Characterization of an Epoxy Resin During Cure by a Novel In Situ Measurement Method


  • Surrogate-Based Multi-Objective Optimization of a Composite Flat Panel with Variable Stiffness
  • Maximum Buckling Load Design of General Cross-Section Composite Cylinders by Varying Lamination Parameters and Thickness
  • Configuration of QT and NaCMC Determined by Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Molecular Simulation: Oriented to Surface Modification


  • A Fully Automated Tool for a Comprehensive Validation of Analytical Homogenization Models
  • Micromechancially Based Effective Property Estimates for Composites Containing Multiple Heterogeneities
  • Extracting the Strain-Softening Response of Composites Using Full-Field Displacement Measurement
  • Application of the Cohesive Zone Model for Characterization Composite/Metallic Bonded Joints under Static and Cyclic Thermal Loading Conditions


  • Comparing FE and Analytical Micromech. Modeling of Randomly Oriented Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Nanocomposites
  • A Concurrently Coupled Multi-Scale Model for Predicting Properties of Thermoplastic Nanocomposites
  • Coarse Grain Simulation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube – PMMA Nanocomposites
  • Monte-Carlo Modeling of Percolation Threshold for Conductive Composites Filled with Variable-Size Circular Nanoplatelets
  • Multiscale Modeling of Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites: Interphase and Homogenization Methods
  • Mixing Strategy Effects on Physical Properties of Nanoclay Nanocomposites
  • Morphology Characteristics, Thermal Properties and Dielectric Breakdown of LLDPE/Clay Nanocomposites
  • Study of Fracture Behaviour of Nanoclay Filled Epoxy/Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Nanocomposites
  • Electrical Conductivity Enhancement and Toughening of Epoxy with SWCNT: A Comparison Between Bulk Resins and Laminated Composites
  • Network Structure and Electrical Conduction in Carbon Nanotube Modified Polymers
  • The Effect of Nanoclay Content and Dispersion on the Material Properties of PET and PLA Nanocomposites
  • Controlled-Deposition of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes between Fibers by Circulative High-Energy Sonication and Electrophoretic Deposition
  • Improvement of Temperature Distribution Across Thick Thermoset Composite Laminates Using Carbon Nanotubes
  • Investigation into Electromagnetic Interference of Two Nanocomposites Under Tensile Load and Thermal Fatigue
  • UV-Assisted Direct-Write Fabrication of Microstructures using Biotin-Grafted SWCN/Epoxy Nanocomposites: Mechanical and Rheological Studies
  • Ultraviolet Direct-Write Fabrication of Chemically Treated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite Microfibers: Experimental and Modeling Studies
  • Direct-Write Microfabrication of Biodegradable Polymer Nanocomposites 3D Scaffolds
  • Synthesis of Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Buckypaper-Liquid Crystalline Polymer Composites
  • Electrospun High Temperature Polyimide Nanopaper
  • Piezoresistive Pressure-Sensor Based Carbon Nanotubes And Silicone Rubber
  • Continuous Crack Monitoring of Metallic Structures Using Carbon Nanotube-based Epoxy Thin Films
  • Nanoparticles Effects on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of FRP Filament-Winded Composites
  • Development, Characterization and Manufacturing of Nanocomposites and Bio-Nanocomposites for Transportation Industry
  • Heat Treatment of Al2O3-SiC-MgO Nanoceramic and Optimizing Fracture Performance
  • Effect of Carbon Nanotubes on Mechanical Properties of Polymer Matrix


  • A Comparative Study on the Mechanical Properties of Hemp Fiber vs Kenaf Fiber Composite with High Density Polyethylene Matrix
  • Interrelation between the Extrusion Process, Formulation, and Properties of Polypropylene/Flax Fibers Composites
  • Biodegradable Green Composites from Natural Fibers and Bioplastics
  • The Mechanical Properties of Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites
  • Poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT)/Poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) Blend and Their Hybrid Biocomposites
  • Lignin as a Reinforcement for PP Based Composites
  • New Particulate Green Composites from Distiller’s Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) and Bioplastics
  • Compare between Flax Shive and Extracted Flax Shive Reinforced PP Composites
  • Advanced Biocomposites from Carbon Fibre and Polyhydroxybutyrate-covalerarate (PHBV) Bioplastic for Automotive Applications
  • New Polypropylene/Triticale Fiber Composites: Interrelation between Composition and Properties
  • Mechanical Properties of Jute Spun Yarn Reinforced Bio-PA/MAPP Composites by In-situ Hybridization
  • Electrospun Biodegradable Poly (D, L-lactic) Acid Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications
  • A Numerical Multi-Scale Modeling Approach for Stiffness Predictions of Wood Composites


  • CFRP Laminates Autonomous Monitoring Simultaneous Strain and Temperature with Embedded Fiber Sensors
  • On the Development of Integrated Strain Sensors for Polymers and Composite Materials
  • Wireless Strain Gage for Testing and Health Monitoring of Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Comparison of Ultrasonic Testing and Infrared Thermography for the Detection of Machining Defects in Composite Materials
  • In-Situ Health Monitoring of Adhesively Bonded Aluminum Joints Using Carbon Nanotubes
  • Experimental Studies of Lamb Wave Propagation and Damage Detection in Honeycomb Core Sandwich Panel


  • Characterization and Constitutive Modeling of Polymeric Foams under Static and Dynamic Loading
  • Dynamic Fracture of Sandwich Core Foams
  • Response of Compliant Composite Hull Panels to Water Slamming Loads
  • Quantitative Pressure Measurements on a Convergent Composite Structure During Shock Impact
  • Effect of Panel Curvature and Prestress on The Low Velocity and Ballistic Impact Response of Navy Relevant Composites
  • Suppressing Motion of Sandwich Structures Using Antiresonance Frequencies
  • Dynamic Response of Foam-Core Composite Sandwich Panels under Pressure Pulse Loading
  • Computational Simulation and Experimental Characterization of Sandwich Composite Panels Subjected to Blast and Shock Loads
  • Damage Sensing in Carbon Nanotube/Fiber Composites Under Dynamic Compression Loading
  • Mitigation of Edge Delamination in Polymeric Composites by Polymer Nanofabric Interleaving Static Tensile Test


  • Development and Validation of a User’s Meso-Scale Based Ballistic Fabric Model with Application to the Fan Blade Containment Problem
  • Application of a Meso-Scale Based Ballistic Fabric Model to the Development of Advanced Lightweight Engine Fan Blade-Out Containment Structure
  • Dynamic Characterization and Modeling of 3D Woven Composite Ballistic Behavior
  • Finite Element Simulation of the Quasi-Static Penetration and Perforation Processes in Glass Fiber-Reinforced Metal Composites


  • A Study on Phase Transformation and Particle Distribution During Machining Titanium Metal Matrix Composites
  • Segmentation and Shear Localization when Turning TIMMC (Titanium Metal Matrix Composites)
  • Finite-Element Implementation of Schapery-Type Constitutive Theories Based on an Internal Variable Approach
  • Estimating Compressive Strength of Unidirectional CFRP Using Apparent Shear Modulus
  • Elastic Properties Identification of Planar Composite Materials Based on Finite Element Model Updating and a Hybrid Optimization Algorithm
  • Thermally Conductive Coatings for Polymer-Matrix Composites Using Cold Spray


  • Improved Efficiency in the Buckling Analysis of Composite Laminated Rectangular Plates
  • Buckling Effects on the Fluid-Structure Interaction of a Viscoelastic, Composite Panel in a Subsonic Flow
  • Pumping Potential of Flexible-Matrix-Composite Shell-of-Revolution Structures
  • Composite Skin Snap-Through Buckling under Transient Dynamic Pressure Load
  • Stress Analysis for Composite I- Beams by a Non-Conventional Method
  • FEM Analysis of the Torsional Stiffness and Extension Twist Coupling Levels in New Families of Hygrothermally Stable Stacking Sequences Introduced into a Modified Star Beam
  • Vibration Modeling of Doubly Delaminated Layered Beams
  • Pitch Controllable Elastomer-Closed Star-Beam Compliant Mechanism-Based Rotor BladeTips
  • A Simulation Procedure for the Design of Composite Tubes with Large Deformability
  • Bending Analysis of Corrugated Skin Sandwich Plates with Soft Core Using 3D Finite Element Method
  • Stress and Temperature Distribution in Composite Structure of Functionally Graded Brake Disk
  • Buckling of Generally Anisotropic Sandwich Shells
  • Nonlinear Solution Composite Circular Plates with Layers Piezoelectric with Third-Order Shear Deformation Theory
  • Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of a Shape Memory Alloy/Elastomer Composite Actuator


  • Influence of the Choice of Additives in High Melting Polyesters (HMP) Reinforced With Natural Fibers (NF) in View of Structural Applications
  • Thermoset-Natural Fiber Composites Using Nanocomposites for Mass Transit Applications
  • Nature Fibre Composites for Mass Transportation Industry
  • Innovation Approaches to Enhance the Fire Resistance of Cellulosic Fibre Epoxy Composites


  • Mechanical Properties of Hybrid 3D Woven Composites
  • A Sub-cell Approach For Modeling Triaxially Braided Composites
  • Modeling of the Progressive Damage and Failure in Textile Composites
  • Influence of Testing Parameters on Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Woven Carbon/Epoxy Laminates
  • Characterization of the Mechanical Properties and Fatigue Behaviour of a Three-Dimensional Braided Carbon-Fiber/Polyimide Composite


  • Effects of Barely Visible Impact Damage on Bend-Twist Coupling
  • Impact and Compression after Impact Tests of a Carbon/Epoxy Composite
  • Damage Identification of Thin Textile-Reinforced Composite Plates using Vibration Based Testing Method
  • Damaged Composite Materials Under Laser Driven Shock
  • Analysis of Shock Response of Sandwich Composites
  • Dynamic Response of Thickness and Width-Tapered Laminated Composite Beam-Columns Using Rayleigh-Ritz Method
  • Experimental Investigation of Effects of Crystallinity on Viscoelastic Properties of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polypropylene
  • Analyzing Thermo-Electro-Mechanical Response of Active Composites
  • Stress Relaxation Behavior of Polyurethane Foams in Tension and Shear: Experiment and Model Prediction
  • Modeling of the Linearly Viscoelastic Behavior of a Braided Composite
  • Experimental and Numerical Crashworthiness Investigation into the Energy Absorption Mechanisms of Axially Loaded CFRP Tubes
  • Exploring Self-Healing of CFRP Laminates Exposed to Hypervelocity Small Pellets Simulating Space Debris
  • Novel Compartmentalisation of Low Velocity Impact Damage
  • Investigation of Strain Rate and Temperature Effects on the Mechanical Behavior of FGS


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