Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center


Research


Composites Manufacturing Simulation & Validation

  • Develop a comprehensive set of simulation tools that connect composites from their birth in manufacturing to their lifetime prediction.
  • Advance the certification of composite products by analysis validated by experiments and teach the use of these tools to the current and future generations of engineers.
  • Work with industry, academia, and government to put these tools in the hands of engineers.
 

Composites Additive Manufacturing

  • Predict and measure the anisotropic deformation that occurs in printed elements.
  • Include a description of anisotropic element shape change during deposition.
  • Anticipate performance of the printed element.

Mechanics of Structure Genome

  • Unify the length scales of structural mechanics and micromechanics.
  • Enable modeling of composites with the same accuracy and ease as metals.
  • Interface seamlessly with conventional FEA codes for high-fidelity composites modeling.
  • Simulate in the cloud using SwiftComp deployed on cdmHUB.

cdmHUB Online Composites Community

  • The Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB (cdmHUB).
  • Convene the composites community to advance certification by analysis.
  • The cdmHUB supports certification by analysis through developing and disseminating simulation best practices and through education and evaluation of composites simulation tools.

People


Faculty/Staff

  • R. Byron Pipes
    Executive Director, CMSC
    IMI 106
  • Jan-Anders Mansson
    Director, CMSC
    IMI 108
  • Johnathan Goodsell
    Deputy Director & Director of Validation
    IMI 121
  • Dr. Andreas Jung
    Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy
  • Dr. Ronald Sterkenburg
    Director, Raisbeck Lab
    IMI 110
  • Dr. Wenbin Yu
    Director, cdmHUB
    IMI 115
  • Dianyun Zhang
    Assistant Professor Aeronautics & Astronautics
    IMI 116
  • Eduardo Barocio
    Director Composites Additive Mfg. and Simulation Consortium
    IMI 114
  • Ben Denos
    Assistant Director of Large Scale Structures
    IMI 120
  • Garam Kim
    Assistant Professor, School of Aviation & Transportation Technology
    IMI 119
  • Muthu Ram Prabhu Elenchezhian
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant
    IMI 104
  • Gourab Ghosh
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant
    IMI 107.1
  • Justin Hicks
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant
    IMI 107.2
  • Christine Cowden
    Operations Manager
    IMI 103
  • Rodney Cowden
    Projects Facilitator
    IMI
  • Luke Richardson
    Composites Manufacturing & Testing Engineer

Graduate Students

  • Sai Aranke
    Graduate Student, Advisor Byron Pipes
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Kwanchai Chin
    Graduate Student, Advisor Byron Pipes
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Vasudha Kapre
    Graduate Student, Advisor Byron Pipes
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Gabriel Gutierrez
    Graduate Student, Advisor Byron Pipes
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Pasita Pibulchinda
    Graduate Student, Advisor Byron Pipes
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Akshay Jacob Thomas
    Graduate Student, Advisor Byron Pipes
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Teal Dowd
    Graduate Student, Advisor Jan-Anders Mansson
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Diana Heflin
    Graduate Student, Advisor Jan-Anders Mansson
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Jessica Lavorata
    Graduate Student, Advisor Jan-Anders Mansson
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Justin Miller
    Graduate Student, Advisor Jan-Anders Mansson
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Sushrut Karmarkar
    Graduate Student, Advisor Vikas Tomar
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Rong Chiu
    Graduate Student, Advisor Wenbin Yu
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Yufei Long
    Graduate Student, Advisor Wenbin Yu
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Yuwei He
    Graduate Student, Advisor Ronald Sterkenburg
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Ryan Enos
    Graduate Student, Advisor Dianyun Zhang
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Sai Krishna Meka
    Graduate Student, Advisor Dianyun Zhang
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Yao Sun
    Graduate Student, Advisor Dianyun Zhang
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Qingxuan Wei
    Graduate Student, Advisor Dianyun Zhang
    IMI Composites Design Studio
  • Edwin Romero
    Graduate Student, Advisor Rod Trice
    IMI Composites Design Studio

Upcoming Webinars


2021-2022 Upcoming Composites Experts Webinar Series

Wim VAN PAEPEGEM

Professor

Ghent University, Belgium

Multi-scale modelling of damage mechanics of fibre-reinforced polymer composites from micro- to macro-scale: the (virtual) reality and challenges ahead

May 12, 2022 11:00 AM US Eastern Daylight Time

Past Webinars


2021-22 Past Composites Experts Webinar Series

Dr. Anthony M. Waas

Richard A Auhll Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering
Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Chair in Aerospace Engineering

The University of Michigan

A Semi-Discrete Model for Progressive Damage and Failure of Fiber Reinforced Laminates

November 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM US Eastern Standard Time

Professor Philippe Boisse

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Université de Lyon, France

Fibrous Shell Approach and 3D Second Gradient Modeling for Textile Composite Draping

December 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM US Eastern Standard Time

Dr. Nobuo Takeda

Chairman, Japan Transport Safety Board
Professor Emeritus

The University of Tokyo

Fiber-Optic-Based In-Process Monitoring of CFRP Structures for Material Quality Assurance

January 27, 2022 11:00 AM US Eastern Standard Time

Karl Schulte

Professor

Technische Universität Hamburg Institute of Polymers and Composites

COMPOSITE MATERIALS Where we are and where to go (mechanical and electrical properties of polymer composites)

February 24, 2022 11:00 AM US Eastern Standard Time

Véronique Michaud

Professor

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Capillary Effectsin Fiber reinforced polymer composite processing, a zoom on the flow front

March 31, 2022 11:00 AM US Eastern Daylight Time

François Trochu

Emeritus Professor

Polytechnique Montreal

The Story of Permeability in "Liquid Composite Molding" (LCM) How to devise and validate process simulation software?

April 14, 2022 11:00 AM US Eastern Daylight Time

2020-21 Past Composites Experts Webinar Series

Dr. Anoush Poursartip

Director, Composites Research Network
Co-Director, Composites Knowledge Network, NCE
Director of Research Convergent Manufacturing Technologies

The University of British Columbia

Digital Disruption of Composites Manufacturing and Design

September 10, 2020 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Dr. Ramesh Talreja

Tenneco Professor of Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Texas A&M University

A Manufacturing Sensitive Design Strategy for Composite Materials Using Physical Modeling and Stochastic Simulation of Defects

September 24, 2020 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Dr. K. L. (Ken) Reifsnider

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Presidential Distinguished Professor
Director of the Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies

The University of Texas at Arlington

Defect Coupling Predicting the Strength and Life of Fibrous Composite Laminates

October 8, 2020 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Professor Kevin Potter

Emeritus Professor in Composites Manufacturing
Deperatment of Aerospace Engineering

University of Bristol

Automating the Lay-Up of Geometrically Complex Composite Structures Made from Preimpregnated Reinforcements a Route to a Roadmap

October 29, 2020 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Professor Michael Wisnom

Director of Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS)
Leading expert on the mechanics of fibre reinforced composites, failure mechanisms and finite element analysis

The University of Bristol

The Challenges of Determining the Strength of Composites

November 19, 2020 from 11 am-12 pm

Suresh Advani

George W. Laird Professor
Mechanical Engineering

The University of Deleware

Emerging Roles of Process Models & Simulations in Composites Manufacturing

December 3, 2020 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Professor Conchur O Bradaigh

Head of School
Chair of Materials Engineering

The University of Edinburgh

Novel Powder Epoxy Composites for Thick-Section Structures

January 21, 2021 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Dr. J. N. Reddy

Professor
Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. Chair Professor
University Distinguished Professor
Regents Professor
Member, National Academy of Engineering

Texas A&M University

Recent Developments in Computational Approaches to Model Laminated Composite Shells and Damage and Fracture in Solids

February 11, 2021 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Professor Klaus Friedrich

Feodor Lynen Fellow
Director for Materials Science at the Institute for Composite Materials

World Fellow of the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM)

Advances in Polymer Composites' Tribology

March 4, 2021 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Dr. Steven M. Arnold

Technical Lead: Multiscale Multiphysics Modeling
T3 Project: Material and Structures Discipline Lead

NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field

Practical Developments in Multiscale Modeling of Composites

April 1, 2021 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Dr. R. Byron Pipes

Executive Director, Composites Manufacturing & Simulation Center
Director of the Design and Simulation technology Area of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing

Purdue University

Rheology of Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Polymer Composites

April 22, 2021 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Professor Pascal Hubert

Werner Graupe Chair on Sustainable Composites Manufacturing
Director, Research Center for High Performance Polymer and Composite Systems

McGill University

Sustainable Manufacturing of Composite Materials

May 13, 2021 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Dr. Nancy R. Sottos

Head, Professor & Maybelle Leland Swanlund Endowed Chair
Materials Science and Engineering

The University of Illinois

Control of Reaction Fronts for Rapid Energy-Efficient Manufacturing of Multifunctional Polymers and Composites

June 3, 2021 from 11 am-12 pm Eastern

Past Events


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ASC 32nd Technical Conference
October 23–25, 2017 Photographs

STEM Day at the CMSC!
July 7, 2017

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IACMI Board of Directors Meeting
November 2–3, 2016

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cdmHUB Workshop
October 26–27, 2016

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Composites One Training Workshop
August 9–10, 2016

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