FURI | Spring 2019

Investigation of Braziers Effect in Polymer Matrix Composite Tubes

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The advancing field of material science has yielded many beneficial products, one of which is developing new polymer matrix composites. The challenge lies in characterizing material properties of polymer matrix composites as these exhibit anisotropic behaviors. New advancements in composites allow engineering solutions that are lighter while exhibiting great strength. To apply the new materials to engineering solutions, one must understand the material’s behavior under different types of loading. The aim of this research is to develop a computer simulation that would be able to predict where and how carbon fiber composite tubes will fail under bending conditions.

Student researcher

Bao G Doan

Bao G Doan Doan

Engineering (mechanical systems)

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2020