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Department of Civil Engineering

 
 
 


ACTIVITY IN RESEARCH:

Funded Research -             Funding Total $8,531,244
External Funding - $6,558,791 (PI -$3,265,116,     Co-Pi -$3,293,675)
Internal Funding - $2,436,200

 

  1. "Prediction and Measurement of Transverse Cracking in Cross-Ply Laminates," Ohio Aerospace Institute $12,805 from Sept. 1990 to June 1991.
  2. "3-D FEM Simulations of the Delamination Progress in Cross-Ply Symmetric Graphite-Polyimide Composites," NASA, $22,871 from Nov. 1990 to Oct. 1991, $33,000 from Nov. 1991 to Oct. 1992 and $33,000 from Nov. 1992 to Sept. 1994.
  3. "Damage Mechanics Controlled by the Interaction of Microcracks in the Interphase of MMC and BMC," NASA. Lewis Research Center, $37,832 from Nov. 1990 to Oct. 1991, $48,000 from Nov. 1991 to Oct. 1992, $60,000 from Nov. 1992 to Oct. 1993, $55,000 from November 1993 to December 1994, and $55,000 from January 1995 to December 1995.
  4. "Damage and Strength Characterization of BASF Ultrapack – AS4 Interlocked Composite Material under Static Tensile Load Conditions," EPIC $1,875 from Jan. 1991 to Sept. 1992.
  5. "Tension-Tension Fatigue Behavior of Kevlar Cables – Tests," LORAL Defense Systems, Sept. 1991 - June 1992, $ 8,010.
  6. "Durability and Life Prediction Modeling in Polyimide Composites" - NASA Lewis Research Center, from December 1993 to September 1995, $20,000.      
  7. "Static and dynamic properties of rubber components – tests," LORAL Defense Systems, June - August 1994, $ 5,000.
  8. "Prestressed Composite Tubes - Fabrication Process & Design" - Asian Development Bank, $ 15,000 from October 15 to Dec 10, 1995.
  9. “UA/CWRU Center for Infrastructure Materials and Rehabilitation,” Ohio Board of Regents Investment Fund Award, from 7/1/95 to 6/30/96 - group proposal for $1,770,000, (together with Drs. R. Liang, A. Saleeb, J. Padovan, and some CE department members of Case Western Universty).
  10. “Mixed-Mode Complex Shape Cracks Propagation in Anisotropic Plates,” NASA Lewis Research Center, from 4/11/96 to 4/10/97, $ 56,354.
  11. “FE/Analytical Life Prediction of Brittle Materials,” NASA Lewis Research Center, from 6/1/97 to 5/31/2000, $408,816.
  12. “Design Analysis and Material Modeling for Ceramic Matrix Composite Materials,” NASA from 11/3/97 to 11/2/98, $ 107,302.
  13. “High Temperature Testing and Modeling of Ceramic Matrix Composites,” NASA from May 1, 1998 to April 30, 1999, $ 101,544.
  14. “Stress Analysis of Graphite/Epoxy Layered System Adhered to Concrete,” Master Builders Technologies, from May 29, 1998 to August 30, 1998, $ 8,989.
  15. “General Crack Problems in Functionally Graded Materials,” NASA Lewis Research Center, from September 22, 1998 to January 21, 1999, $42,000, together with Dr. J. Padovan.
  16. “NDE Methods for Commercial Aircraft Engine,” NASA Lewis Research Center, from November 4, 1998 to November 3, 1999, $110,507.
  17. “Development of a jet engine containment design methodology,” NASA Glenn Research Center, from December 1, 1999 to November 30, 2002, $533,275, together with Dr. E. Sancactar.
  18. “Creep rupture model of composite materials”, NSF SERG, from June 1, 2000 to May 31, 2001, $50,400, together with Dr. D. Robinson.
  19.  “FEA Study of Impact-Penetration for Lightweight Jet Engine Containment,” NASA Glenn Research Center, from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2002, $115,039.
  20. “FEA Study of Impact-Penetration for Lightweight Jet Engine Containment,” NASA Glenn Research Center, from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003, $148,626.
  21. “Intelligent Propulsion System Foundation Technology – Propulsion 21,” NASA Glenn Research Center, from August 1, 2003 to April 30, 2004, $29,600.
  22. “Wright Center of Innovation – Spin Test Equipment Grant,” OBR, from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2006, $800,000, together with Drs. P. Qiao, J. Braun.
  23. “FEA Study of Impact-Penetration for Lightweight Jet Engine Containment,” NASA Glenn Research Center, from January 19, 2004 to January 18, 2005, $172,316.
  24. “FEA Study of Impact-Penetration for Lightweight Jet Engine Containment,” NASA Glenn Research Center, from January 19, 2005 to January 18, 2006, $205,486.
  25. Intelligent Propulsion Systems Foundation Technology – Phase 2 of Propulsion 21,” GEAE $39,283, from Aug 1, 2005 to August 31, 2006.
  26. “Development of 3D Braided Zylon Model for Explicit FEA Analysis,” NASA, $86,749, from September 1, 2005 to August 31, 2006.
  27. “Polymer and Composite Ballistic Impact Testing, Characterization, and Modeling”, NASA $52,435, from June 1, 2006 to September 30 2007.
  28. “Space Flights Fluid Experiments Analysis and Modeling”, ZIN Technologies, $67,880, from October 1, 2006 to June 30, 2008.
  29.  “Numerical Modeling of Textile Composites” GE Aircraft Engines, $20,000, from May 1, 2007 to December 1, 2007.
  30. “Modeling and Testing of Aging Degradation Effects on Dynamic/Impact Performance of Advanced Braided Composites for Jet Engine Fan Cases/Blade Containment Systems”, NASA-NRA, $879,205, from September 29, 2007 to September 29, 2011.
  31. “An Investigation into Mechanical and Impact Properties of Triaxial Braided Composites for Jet Engine Blade Containment”, NASA GSRP -  Justin Littell –, $30,000, from September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2008.
  32.  “Investigation of Test Methods and Damage Mechanisms for Triaxial Braided Composites” Lee Kohlman – NASA GSRP, $30,000, September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010.
  33. “Macro-mechanical Modeling of Tri-axial Braided Composites” Brina Blinzer – NASA GSRP, $30,000, September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010.
  34. “UA support to ZIN for NASA Space Flight Program in 2009”, ZIN Technologies, $17,592, October 1, 2009,to September 30, 2010.
  35. “Experimental Structural Assessment of Advanced Stirling Convertor Planar Spring Material for Long-Term Durability – Phase I,” Sunpower Inc., $80,000, From October 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010, with Dr. Yun Gin Yun.
  36. “Experimental Structural Assessment of Advanced Stirling Convertor Planar Spring Material for Long-Term Durability – Phase II,” NASA., $98,000, From October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011, with Dr. Yun Gin Yun.
  37. “Investigation of Test Methods and Damage Mechanisms for Triaxial Braided Composites – year 2” Lee Kohlman – NASA GSRP, $30,000, September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011.
  38. “Macro-mechanical Modeling of Tri-axial Braided Composites- year 2” Brina Blinzer – NASA GSRP, $30,000, September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011.

Research Funded Internally

  1. "Micromechanisms Governing the Deformation and Fracture Behavior of Metal- Matrix Composite Materials," $1,200, Faculty Research Grant, Nov. 1988.
  2. "Characterization of Visco-plastic Materials," $10,000 - Summer Faculty Fellowship at NASA, 1989.
  3. "A Study on Failure and Crack Growth Mechanisms in Ceramics Composites," Research Challenge Grant $10,200, May 1989 to Sept. 1990.
  4. "Damage Mechanics in Metal Matrix Composite materials," $12,000 - summer faculty Fellowship at NASA, 1990.
  5. "Numerical Analysis of Filament Winding Tubes with Pre-stresses Fibers," $6,000 - Faculty Research Fellowship, summer 1996.
  6. “OBR Individual Research Challenge Match to Design, Progress Modeling, Manufacture, and Testing of Composite Shield for Turbine Engine Blade Containment(1999-01 biennium),” $20,000.
  7. “OBR Research Challenge Match to FEA Study of Impact-Penetration for Lightweight Jet Engine Containment”, (2001-03 biennium),” $20,000.
  8. OBR Incentive Fund, “Polymer-Based Nanotechnologies,” $7,000 (part of $70k funding for 10 faculty), 2003.
  9. UA cash matching component for “Wright Center of Innovation – Spin Test Equipment Grant,” from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2006, $330,000 together with Drs. P. Qiao, J. Braun.
  10. UA in-kind matching component for “Wright Center of Innovation – Gas Turbine Engine Research and Testing Laboratory Building, April 2005, $2,000,000.
  11. OBR Research Challenge Grant, “Impact Testing and Analysis”, $20,000, 2007.
  12. Internal cost sharing grant, The University of Akron, $10,000, 2007.

 

Modified on: March 28 2011, 10 AM





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Dr.Wieslaw K Binienda, Ph.D., F.ASCE
Editor-in-Chief Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE
Professor and Chairman