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MAE PhD Defense – Shreyas Joglekar
July 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
TITLE: Modeling and Simulation Strategies for Thickness Reinforced Composites
DATE: Monday, July 24, 2017
TIME & LOCATION: 9:00 AM EB3 – 3115
Delamination has been identified as a dominant failure mode for laminated composites subjected to impacts. Experimental tests have shown that 3D woven composites and z-pin reinforced composites have higher delamination resistance than traditional laminated composites. Due to additional through the thickness reinforcement (TTR), damage and failure mechanisms of these composites are considerably different. Capturing all the details of different failure modes through simulation is computationally expensive and impractical. In my study, woven and z-pin reinforced composites are evaluated separately using different modeling and simulation strategies. Equivalent material model is developed which can capture the response of TTR composites without additional computational cost. Reliable and efficient finite element simulations can provide a great tool for evaluating the composite response and reduce the time and costs by avoiding repetitive experimental tests. Such efficient modeling techniques can reduce the time required to implement an innovative design concept into a final product.
Shreyas graduate from Pune University in 2009 with a BE in mechanical engineering. He completed his MS degree in mechanical engineering from University of Florida in 2012. He began his doctoral studies in 2013 under Dr. Mark Pankow at North Carolina State University’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering. His research interests include composite materials, high strain rate response of materials.