Design

  • Wind Energy Applications, design, analysis and manufacturing of composite wind turbine blades
  • Manufacturing and mechanical properties of nanocomposites, filled and reinforced engineering plastics and rubber.
  • Characterization of plastic materials (cure kinetics and crystallization using DSC, DTMA) for process modeling.
  • Processing of advanced fiber reinforced composites and nanocomposites
  • Modeling and Measurement of Residual Stresses
  • Finite element modeling of thermoplastic and thermoset composites processing including heat transfer, crystallization/curing, material response, shrinkage, residual stress development and warpage
  • Fatigue and fracture of metallic materials
  • Elastic-plastic modeling of cyclic loading in metals.
  • Road simulation testing of automotive components and substructures
  • Design and control of thermal and energy systems
  • Nanotechnology in energy applications
  • Thermal management of opto/electronic systems
  • Inverse problems of thermal design and sensing
  • Composites design and manufacturing
  • Structural optimization
  • Modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes
  • Analysis of structures by finite elements
  • Multi-body dynamics
  • Vibrations, vibration isolation systems
  • Phononic band gap structures
  • Passive anti-resonance generation methods
  • Design of displacement amplifiers and motion converters