prognosis of heterogeneous material systems(such as structural and fuel cell composites), constitutive formulation of elastic-plastic deformation, durability of multi-functional composite materials and SOFC, large deformation/nonlinearity in flexible materials, cold temperature creep rupture and energy release of thin elastomers, debond fracture in sandwich configurations, joints and adhesive bonds in structures, composites for infrastructure, long term behavior(life prediction).
Silver Award - Royal Aeronautical Society , Best Paper of 2009 in Aeronautical Journal - K. Reifsnider, P. Majumdar & P. Fazzino, "Material State Changes as a Basis for Prognosis in Aeronautical Structures" Vol. 113 #1150 (2009)
Design, Manufacture, Evaluation, and Multi-physical Modeling of Aerospace Composite Materials for Enhanced Reliability (15540-FC36)
Sponsor: College of Charleston/NASA EPSCoR Total Requested: $1,125,000 Grant # 521000-USC,01/01/2013 - 12/31/2015