“Material Characterization and Failure Prediction for Composites”
Andrew Makeev, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington
This work presents some of the most recent advances in the technologies which could enable accurate assessment of useful life for composite aircraft fatigue-critical, flight-critical components and structure. Such technology advances include: (1) a fundamental shift in the nondestructive subsurface measurement from just detection of manufacturing defects to three-dimensional measurement of defect location and size; (2) material characterization methods to generate 3D material allowables at minimum time and cost; and (3) fatigue structural analysis techniques able to capture multiple damage modes and their interaction. The author will summarize his recent results in all three subjects.
Dr. Andrew Makeev started his tenure at UTA in the rank of associate professor of aerospace engineering in 2011. Prior to joining UTA Dr. Makeev was an assistant professor at Georgia Tech, and a principal engineer for Risk Analysis at Delta Air Lines. Dr. Makeev is the Director of the Advanced Materials and Structures Lab (AMSL) at UTA. Dr. Makeev is an expert in composite and metallic materials, structural methods, prognostics and reliability. He received awards from AIAA, Sigma XI Scientific Research Society, Georgia Tech, and Delta Air Lines; and most recently, the best paper award at the 36th European Rotorcraft Forum, held in Paris, France, in 2010.