|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.|
|PLACE:||MRDC Building, 4211|
|TITLE:||Nonlinear Mechanics of Composite Materials|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Julien Meaud, Chair (ME)
Dr. H. Jerry Qi (ME)
Dr. Michael J. Leamy (ME)
Composite materials have been an area of active research in recent years due to the possibility of obtaining multifunctional structures. Viscoelastic layered composites with parallel plane layers consisting of a stiff constituent and a soft viscoelastic constituent are of particular interest as they have been shown to exhibit simultaneous high stiffness and high damping. Such materials would be useful in structural applications and in high vibration environments such as in a vehicle or machinery. They would provide the rigidity required while simultaneously dissipating mechanical energy.