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|Fresh from the press. Novel solution for composites with intralaminar damage.|
|1.||Benchmark Solution for Degradation of Elastic Properties due to Transverse Matrix Cracking in Laminated Composites Original Research Article|
Composite Structures, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 29 November 2012
E.J. Barbero, F.A. Cosso, F.A. Campo
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Monday, May 28, 2012
VI International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures
October 9-11, 2013, Munich, Germany
STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2013 is now open to abstract submissions.
Deadline for presenting a one page abstract: 11 February 2013
Acceptance of the contributions: 15 March 2013
Deadline for submitting the full paper (not mandatory) and early payment: 15 May 2013
For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the congress secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Láng, Gyözö G., Barbero, Cesar A.
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Friday, February 24, 2012
Introduction to Composite
Materials Design – Second
E. J. Barbero
CRC Press, 2 Park Square, Milton Park;
Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4RN. 2010. 520pp.
Illustrated. £69.99. ISBN 978-1-4200-7915-9.
The first edition of this book written
by Ever J. Barbero, Professor of
Mechanical and Aerospace
Engineering at West Virginia University,
was published by CRC Press in 1998.
Since then the Airbus A380 – the first
commercial aircraft to have a central wing
box made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic
– has entered into service, and the use of
composites has increased in almost every
part of the market.
The second edition of the book reflects
the advances in knowledge and design
methods for composites acquired within
the past decade. Like the first edition, it is
aimed at senior level undergraduate engineering
students with no prior knowledge
of composites as well as at self-studying
practicing engineers wishing to be able to
design and fabricate composite structures.
All ten chapters from the first edition
have been retained, but revised and
expanded to accommodate new information.
The first seven chapters –
Introduction, Materials, Manufacturing
Processes, Micromechanics, Ply
Mechanics, Macromechanics, Strength –
appear in the same order as before, since,
in view of many who used this book in
their teaching, the material contained
therein can be taught as a one-term undergraduate
course. In Chapter 1, two new
topics are introduced – design for reliability
and fracture mechanics, which are then
applied throughout the rest of the book.
Chapter 7 dealing with prediction of failure
has been thoroughly revised to include the
most advanced prediction and design
Chapters 8-13 cover a number of applied
composite design topics including Damage
(Chapter 8) and Fabric-reinforced
Composites (Chapter 9). Composite structures
such as Beams, Plates, Stiffened
Panels and Shells are covered in Chapters
10-12, which have been revised, compared
to the first edition. Chapter 13 –
Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete – is
a new chapter focussing on external
strengthening of beams and columns, the
most promising application of composite
materials in civil engineering. Aimed at
advanced undergraduate and graduate
level, these chapters offer topics suitable
for special projects or introductory courses
for particular audiences.
The second edition contains an impressive
number of fully worked design-oriented
examples (78 compared to 50 in the
first edition) and end-of-chapter exercises
(167 compared to 115 in the first edition),
all of them using material property data
and information available in 35 tables
within the book.
This textbook will undoubtedly help the
readers gain a better understanding of
material selection, fabrication, material
behaviour and structural analysis involved
in design of composite structures; it will
allow those designing with composites to
fully take advantage of the flexibility
offered by composites.
Dr Maria Kashtalyan
University of Aberdeen
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Thursday, February 09, 2012
The WVU Student Chapter of SAMPE, the Society for Advanced Materials and Process Engineering, traveled to Washington DC to participate in the Student Research Symposium that took place on the evening of February 8, 2012. MS-ChE student Borja Cantero Tubilla secured 2nd place in the paper competition, and Ph.D. student Engin Ciftyurek secured 3rd place in the poster competition. Borjas’s topic “Direct Carbon Fuel Cell” captivated the audience. His mastery of the subject matter further impressed the audience during the Q&A part of the talk. Engin’s poster “High-temperature Degradation of Platinum Thin Films” drew an uninterrupted stream of curious students and engineers from the Baltimore/Washington area. Dr. Barbero, chapter advisor, accompanied the speakers and additional WVU students to the event. Borja’s work on Fuel Cells is supervised by Dr. Sabolsky (MAE) and Zondlo (ChE). Engin’s work on Platinum Thin Films is supervised by Dr. Sabolsky. Dr. Barbero wishes to acknowledge the support from the Energy Materials Science and Engineering Program at WVU and the SAMPE B/W Chapter for making participation in this event possible.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Friday, January 06, 2012
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The West Virginia University College of Engineering and Mineral Resources announced today they conducted a successful performance test of a Resilient Tunnel Plug for isolating sections of transit or rail tunnels in response to events, such as flooding, release of chemical/biological agents or other threats.
The RTP is a 16.2-foot diameter x 32-foot long inflatable structure capable of blocking the flow of pressurized liquid and gas through a tunnel. Testing was performed in WVU's full-scale tunnel facility, a 50-foot long x 16.2-foot diameter steel tunnel mock--up that can be configured to emulate a variety of real tunnel geometries and operating conditions.
The RTP was initially deployed in the confined environment of the tunnel, demonstrating successful conformance of the RTP to the internal features of the mock-up tunnel. Then it was pressurized to reach the desired operating conditions. Further, water was introduced into the closed end of the tunnel behind the plug and water pressure was increased to simulate a flooding event.
This was the first ever test of this type, demonstrating the feasibility of the RTP to block the undesired flow. A team of students, faculty, and staff with expertise in Civil and Mechanical Engineering developed the unique facility and have performed a series of tests with different plug variants.
"The successful test demonstrates the high quality of the innovations and hard work of the team," said Ever Barbero, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at WVU. "We are now confident that we will be able to optimize the system and deliver it to the user for field implementation in the near future."
Development of the RTP technology is conducted in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and ILC Dover under the sponsorship of the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate.
For more information on news and events in the WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources:
College Relations office, 304-293-4086
Office of the Dean, 304-293-4157
Other College administrative and department offices:
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Chair: Ever J. Barbero
-Determination of Basis Values from Experimental Data for Composite and Textile Materials
-Simulation of inflatable structures undergoing large deformations
-Experimental Evaluation of Shear Strength of Woven Webbings and Fabrics
-Past, Present and Future of Inflatable Structures
-An Instant Cost Estimation Tool – Assistance to Designers of Form-Active Structures
-Strong & light: Inflatable structures with Tensairity
-Resiliant Multi-Layer Webbing Reinforced Inflatable Structures
-Inflatable plug for threat mitigation in transportation tunnels
-Theory of inflatable structures (pillows) and materials fitting their necessities
By: Adi Adumitroaie
Title: Initiation and Evolution of Matrix Cracking in Non-Symmetric Laminates under In-Plane and Flexural Loading
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM
Place: G112 ESB West Virginia University
Open to the public
Title: Structural and mechanical properties of silica and hybrid aerogels and xerogels studied using molecular dynamics simulations
Date: January 11, 2012
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: 115A, Engineering Science Building, West Virginia University
Open to the public
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
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