Mark Pankow

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Pankow is interested in composite materials and materials subjected to high rates of loading, including blast and ballistic performance.

Dr. Pankow has taught MAE 214, 371, 472, 537 and 589. His research focuses on materials in extreme environments. His prospective graduate students need to be self-motivated, have some background in experimental work (not be afraid to get their hands dirty), and be solid in analysis, too.

Outside of work, Dr. Pankow enjoys mountain biking and rock climbing.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Composites for Extreme Environments

Education

Ph.D. 2010

Mechanical Engineering

University of Michigan

M.S.E. 2007

Mechanical Engineering

University of Michigan

B.S. 2005

Mechanical Engineering

California Polytechnic State University

Research Description

Dr. Pankow's long-term goal is to contribute to the advancement of our understanding of high impact bio-mechanics with an emphasis on the mechanical effects on the skull-brain system. Dr. Pankow is presently studying the underlying failure mechanisms in blast loading on composite materials. This study is being performed experimentally and is drawing its data largely from high-speed image capture of blast samples. The results can be applied to blast resistant structures (aircraft, buildings, etc). He is also currently studying blast structure-human interaction. This study examines the effects of shock-wave loading on skull-brain systems that vary in their mechanical properties. This research is aimed at applications that reduce the risks of traumatic brain injury.

Publications

A generalized analytical model for predicting the tensile behavior of 3D orthogonal woven composites using finite deformation approach
Midani, Mohamad and Seyam, Abdel-Fattah and Pankow, Mark (2018), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, 109(11), 1465-1476.
Composition and structure of porcine digital flexor tendon-bone insertion tissues
Chandrasekaran, S. and Pankow, M. and Peters, K. and Huang, H. Y. S. (2017), Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A, 105(11), 3050-3058.
Dynamic polarization microscopy for in-situ measurements of collagen fiber realignment during impact
Wu, X. Y. and Huang, H. Y. S. and Pankow, M. and Peters, K. (2017), Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, (), 61-66.
Exploring how optimal composite design is influenced by model fidelity and multiple objectives
Joglekar, S. and Von Hagel, K. and Pankow, M. and Ferguson, S. (2017), Composite Structures, 160(), 964-975.
High-speed 3D digital image correlation of low-velocity impacts on composite plates
Flores, M. and Mollenhauer, D. and Runatunga, V. and Beberniss, T. and Rapking, D. and Pankow, M. (2017), Composites. Part B, Engineering, 131(), 153-164.
Interaction of delaminations and matrix cracks in a CFRP plate, Part I: A test method for model validation
McElroy, M. and Jackson, W. and Olsson, R. and Hellstrom, P. and Tsampas, S. and Pankow, M. (2017), Composites. Part A, Applied Science and Manufacturing, 103(), 314-326.
Interaction of delaminations and matrix cracks in a CFRP plate, Part II: Simulation using an enriched shell finite element model
McElroy, M. W. and Gutkin, R. and Pankow, M. (2017), Composites. Part A, Applied Science and Manufacturing, 103(), 252-262.
Interrogation of a spectral profile division multiplexed FBG sensor network using a modified particle swarm optimization method
Guo, G. D. and Hackney, D. and Pankow, M. and Peters, K. (2017), Measurement Science & Technology, 28(5), .
Modeling of 3D woven composites using the digital element approach for accurate prediction of kinking under compressive loads
Joglekar, S. and Pankow, M. (2017), Composite Structures, 160(), 547-559.
A spectral profile multiplexed FBG sensor network with application to strain measurement in a Kevlar woven fabric
Guo, G. D. and Hackney, D. and Pankow, M. and Peters, K. (2017), Proceedings of SPIE-the International Society for Optical Engineering, 10168(), .
Dynamic failure mechanisms in woven ceramic fabric reinforced metal matrix composites during ballistic impact
McWilliams, B. A. and Yu, J. H. and Pankow, M. (2016), Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, (), 155-159.
Point of impact: the effect of size and speed on puncture mechanics
Anderson, P. S. L. and LaCosse, J. and Pankow, M. (2016), Interface Focus, 6(3), .
Simulation of high rate failure mechanisms in composites during quasi-static testing
Pankow, M. and McWilliams, B. A. (2016), Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, (), 445-450.
Split Hopkinson bar measurement using high-speed full-spectrum fiber Bragg grating interrogation
Seng, F. and Hackney, D. and Goode, T. and Shumway, L. and Hammond, A. and Shoemaker, G. and Pankow, M. and Peters, K. and Schultz, S. (2016), Applied Optics, 55(25), 7179-7185.
Ballistic impact behavior of woven ceramic fabric reinforced metal matrix composites
McWilliams, B. and Yu, J. and Pankow, M. and Yen, C. F. (2015), International Journal of Impact Engineering, 86(), 57-66.
Characterization of delamination in translaminar reinforced composites due to low velocity impact
Ranatunga, V. and Joglekar, S. and Pankow, M. and Clay, S. (2015), Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Thirtieth Technical Conference, (), 381-392.
High-speed 3D digital image correlation of low-velocity impacts on composite plates
Flores, M. D. and Mollenhauer, D. and Runatunga, V. and Berbeniss, T. and Rapking, D. and Pankow, M. (2015), Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Thirtieth Technical Conference, (), 2120-2135.
Modeling of 3D woven composites with realistic geometry for accurate prediction of kinking under compressive loads
Joglekar, S. and Pankow, M. (2015), Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Thirtieth Technical Conference, (), 593-612.
Student simulation challenge: A competition-based composites education opportunity
Pochiraju, K. and Iarve, E. and Haque, B. and Pankow, M. (2015), Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Thirtieth Technical Conference, (), 1160-1170.
Top down design using Bayesian network classifiers for composite panels
Von Hagel, K. and Joglekar, S. and Ferguson, S. and Pankow, M. (2015), Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Thirtieth Technical Conference, (), 468-475.
Hybrid three-dimensional (3-D) woven thick composite architectures in bending
Pankow, M. and Quabili, A. and Yen, C. F. (2014), JOM: the Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 66(2), 255-260.
Comparison of 2D and 3D composites to confined crush loading
Pankow, M. and Yen, C. F. and Waas, A. M. (2013), Proceedings of the American Society for Composites, (), .

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Grants

Dynamic Characterization of Nonwoven Properties - NWI Core Project
NCSU Nonwovens Institute(8/15/18 - 8/14/19)
MRI: Acquisition of a Nano-Computed Tomography System for Nondestructive 3D Microstructural Imaging
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/01/18 - 7/31/19)
Lightweight Strain-Energy Deployed Spacecraft Booms
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(6/15/18 - 6/14/19)
Physics-Based Models for Manufacturing of Advanced Materials
US Army - Army Research Laboratory(10/01/17 - 3/01/19)
TSA Testing of UHMWPE for Chesapeake
Chesapeake Testing (6/01/17 - 10/11/17)
Multi-Lens Array, PEC Enhancement Project
Oculus(3/01/17 - 12/31/18)
Spectral Profile Multiplexing of FBG Sensors to Enable Low-Power Optical Sensor Networks
National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/15 - 8/31/19)
High Repetition-Rate Shape Sensing Using Fiber Bragg Gratings (HISS)
US Dept. of Defense (DOD)(9/09/15 - 12/08/18)
REU Site: Summer Internships in Composites for Extreme Performance
National Science Foundation (NSF)(2/01/15 - 1/31/19)
Collaborative Research: Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI)
National Science Foundation (NSF)(11/01/14 - 10/31/19)