Welcome to Utah Composites Lab (UCL) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah.
Czabaj and collaborators from UC Berkeley, GE Global Research, GE Aviation, AFRL, and Teledyne have been awarded an Approved Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advanced Light Source beamline 8.3.2 to study high-temperature ceramic matrix composites. The website beamline 8.3.2 can be found here.
The American Society for Composites (ASC) 31st Technical Conference and 52nd ASTM D30 Technical Meeting will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on September 18-22, 2016. The ASC conference is co-organized by Dr. Michael Czabaj (University of Utah), Dr. Barry Davidson (Syracuse University), Dr. James Ratcliffe (NASA Langley Research Center), and the National Institute of Aerospace. The conference details can be found here.
Article entitled "Numerical reconstruction of graphite/epoxy composite microstructure based on sub-micron resolution X-ray computed tomography" authored by Czabaj, Riccio (Cornell University), and Whitacre (Draper Laboratory) has been published n the Composites Science and Technology Journal. The full manuscript can be downloaded here.
Article entitled "Observation of intralaminar cracking in the edge crack torsion specimen" authored by Czabaj, Ratcliffe, and Davidson has been published in the Engineering Fracture Mechanics Journal. The full manuscript can be downloaded here.
Article entitled "Determination of the Mode I, Mode II, and Mixed-Mode I-II Delamination Toughness of a Graphite/Polyimide Composite at Room and Elevated Temperatures" authored by Czabaj and Davidson has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Composite Materials.
Article entitled "Three-dimensional crack surface evolution in mode III delamination toughness tests" authored by Horner, Czabaj, Davidson, and Ratcliffe has been accepted for publication in the Engineering Fracture Mechanics Journal. The pre-print version of the manuscript can be downloaded here.
ABOUT: The Utah Composites Laboratory (UCL) conducts research in the broad area of experimental and computational mechanics of composite materials and structures. Specific areas of interest include damage resistance and tolerance of composite structures, mechanical property characterization of composite materials, fracture mechanics, micromechanics, and non-destructive characterization of damage and failure.
4/7/16 - Jordan French has been awarded the 2016 NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship to study initiation of damage in biaxially loaded composites at cryogenic temperatures.
12/11/15 - Czabaj, Ritchie (UC Berkeley), Gao and Singhal (GE Global Research), Wilson (GE Aviation), Marshall (Teledyne Scientific), Jefferson and Przybyla (AFRL), and Cox have been awarded an Approved Program status at the Advanced Light Source beamline 8.3.2.
8/12/15 - UCL students Caitlin Arndt and Devin Young complete a 10-week long internship at NASA Langley Research Center.
8/1/15 - UCL welcomes five new graduate students: Devin Young, Caitlin Arndt, Jordan French, Clay Audd, and Peter Creveling.
8/5/15 - Paper by Czabaj and Davidson accepted to JCM.
7/8/15 - Paper by Horner, Czabaj, Davidson, and Ratcliffe accepted to EFM.
2016 Michael Czabaj (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Mechanical Engineering