FURI | Summer 2023

Multimodal Interlaminar Fracture of Soft/Hard Layered Materials

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This research study aims to enhance the Mixed-Mode Bending (MMB) method developed for reducing the effects of delamination in composite materials. Despite several revisions, the strain energy release rates and geometric nonlinearities that arise remain significant. As such, the study will attempt to address these challenges and develop a standardized technique to improve interlaminar fracture toughness in composites.

Student researcher

Swastik Verma

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Abu Shagara, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Graduation date: Spring 2024