Global Composites Experts Webinar Series



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The webinars examine the history, present capabilities, and future of composites science and technology. The goal of the series is to accumulate the vast knowledge of composites that has been developed over the past 50 years and to make it available to the global composites community. Each webinar is a one-hour Zoom online meeting. It starts with a brief introduction to cdmHUB and the speaker, followed by a 40-45 minutes talk by a world class expert, ended by Q&As between the speaker and audiences.  

  1. September 10, 2020, Anoush Poursartip, Digital disruption of composites manufacturing and design.
  2. September 24, 2020, Ramesh Talreja, A manufacturing sensitive design strategy for composite materials using physical modeling and stochastic simulation of defects.
  3. October 8, 2020, Kenneth Reifsnider, Defect coupling predicting the strength and Life of fiberous composite laminates.
  4. October 29, 2020, Kevin Potter, Automating the lay-up of geometrically complex composite structures made from preimpregnated reinforcements: a route to a roadmap.
  5. November 19, 2020, Michael Wisnom, The challenges of determining the strength of composites.
  6. December 3, 2020, Suresh Advani, Emerging role of process models and simulations in composites manufacturing.
  7. January 21, 2021, Conchur O Bradaigh, Novel power epoxy composites for thin-section structures
  8. February 11, 2021, JN Reddy, Recent Developments in Computational Approaches to Model Laminated Composite Shells and Damage and Fracture in Solids.
  9. March 4, 2021, Klaus Friedrich, Advances in Polymer Composites' Tribology.
  10. April 1, 2021, Steven Arnold, Practical Developments in Multiscale Modeling of Composites.
  11. April 22, 2021, R. Byron Pipes, Rheology of Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Polymer Composites.
  12. May 13, 2021, Pascal Hubert, Sustainable Manufacturing of Composite Materials.
  13. June 3, 2021, Nancy Sottos, Control of Reaction Fronts for Rapid Energy-Efficient Manufacturing of Multifunctional Polymers and Composites.
  14. November 11, 2021, Anthony Waas, A Semi-Discrete Model for Progressive Damage and Failure of Fiber Reinforced Laminates.
  15. December 9, 2021, Philippe Boisse, Fibrous Shell Approach and 3D Second Gradient Modeling for Textile Composite Draping.
  16. January 27, 2022, Nobuo Takeda, Fiber-Optic-Based In-Process Monitoring of CFRP Structures for Material Quality Assurance.
  17. Feb. 24, 2022, Karl Schulte, Composite Materials: Where We are and Where to Go (Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Polymer Composites).
  18. Mar. 31, 2022, Veronique Michaud, Capillary Effects in Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Processing, A Zoom on the Flow Front.
  19. Apr. 14, 2022, Francois Trochu, The Story of Permeability in “Liquid Composite Molding (LCM): How to Devise and Validate Process Simulation Software?
  20. May 12, 2022, Wim Van Paepegem, Multiscale Modeling of Damage Mechanics of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites From Micro- to Macroscale: The (Virtual) Reality and Challenges Ahead.
  21. November 10, 2022, T. E. Tay, Adaptive Multi-Scale & Multi-Fidelity Progressive Failure Analysis of Composites.
  22. December 8, 2022, Stephen W Tsai, Master Laminates to Simplify Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Composites.
  23. February 2, 2023, Charles Tucker, Fiber Orientation Prediction for Discontinuous Fiber Composites: Fundamentals and Future Trends.
  24. March 9, 2023, Steven Nutt, Imparting Robustness to Out-of-Autoclave Prepregs.
  25. April 6, 2023, Frank Henning, M3 – A Sustainable Approach to Vehicle Light-weighting with Composites: Methods – Materials – Manufacturing.
  26. May 18, 2023, Remko Akkerman, Composites Forming Simulations - on Physics & Data, Accuracy & Applicability.
  27. October 26, 2023, D. D. L. Chung, Structural Self-sensing Based on Measuring the Resistance, Capacitance or Inductance of the Structural Material, Without Sensor Incorporation.
  28. December 14, 2023, Gregory M. Odegard, US-COMP: Next Generation of Composites Materials for Crewed Deep Space Missions.
  29. February 29, 2024, Jan-Anders Mansson, Composites in Sports: A Testbed for Cutting-edge Technologies.
  30. March 28, 2024, Ajit K. Roy, Bottom-up Composites Materials Design for Multifunctionality.
  31. April 18, 2024, Tim A. Osswald, Development of Fiber Microstructure during Processing of Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Composite Products

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In This Series

  1. Adaptive Multi-Scale & Multi-Fidelity Progressive Failure Analysis of Composites

    14 Nov 2022 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tong-Earn (TE) Tay

    Although high-fidelity modeling of progressive damage has advanced our understanding of failure mechanisms in fibre-reinforced composites, such techniques are currently still too computationally intensive for direct application to composite structures. The multi-scale nature of damage in...

  2. Master Laminates to Simplify Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Composites

    12 Dec 2022 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen W Tsai

    Composite materials and structures have traditionally been viewed as more complicated than metals. With master stiffness and failure envelopes composites are as simple as metals. Stiffness of laminates can be split into two part: one for trace that represents the total stiffness capacity; one for...

  3. Fiber Orientation Prediction for Discontinuous Fiber Composites: Fundamentals and Future Trends

    08 Feb 2023 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Charles Tucker

    When composite materials with discontinuous fibers are processed into their final shape, any flow alters the fiber orientation pattern and affects the properties of the final composite. It is now standard practice to predict fiber orientation patterns and the resulting mechanical properties in...

  4. Imparting Robustness to Out-of-Autoclave Prepregs

    09 Mar 2023 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): STEVEN NUTT

    Autoclaves have long been used to ensure robustness in the production of composite parts. However, they present a production bottleneck, as well as high capital and recurring costs. Out-of-autoclave prepregs were introduced to allow oven curing and thereby address some of these issues. These OoA...

  5. M3 – A Sustainable Approach to Vehicle Light-weighting with Composites: Methods – Materials – Manufacturing

    07 Apr 2023 | Online Presentations

    The presentation will introduce our house of competence, KIT and Fraunhofer ICT and introduce our MMM approach to engineered lightweight solutions for specific industries. This comprises of the development of virtual process chains, material and manufacturing solutions for relevant technologies...

  6. Composites Forming Simulations - on Physics & Data, Accuracy & Applicability

    23 May 2023 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Remko Akkerman

    Composites Forming processes, in particular stamp forming, offer the potential of high volume manufacturing of light weight structural parts. Such parts need to be designed with the process and its requirements in mind, in order to prevent process induced defects such as wrinkling or poor...

  7. Structural Self-sensing Based on Measuring the Resistance, Capacitance or Inductance of the Structural <aterial, Without Sensor Incorporation

    06 Nov 2023 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Deborah Chung

    Structural self-sensing refers to a structural material sensing itself without sensor incorporation. Compared to sensor incorporation, advantages include low cost, high durability, large sensing volume and the mechanical properties being not degraded. The self-sensing ability makes the structural...

  8. US-COMP: Next Generation of Composites Materials for Crewed Deep Space Missions

    15 Dec 2023 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Greg Odegard

    Current state-of-the-art composite materials are not light/strong enough for crewed missions to Mars and beyond. Structural components of deep space vehicles require lighter/stronger materials for fuel efficiency. The NASA Space Technologies Research Institute (STRI) for Ultra-Strong Composites...

  9. Composites in Sports: A Testbed for Cutting-edge Technologies

    01 Mar 2024 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jan-Anders Mansson

    The use of new materials to enhance sports performance is inevitable, and the development of sports equipment and apparel stands as a significant industry. Frequently, cutting-edge materials like composites find extensive use in sports equipment and are often introduced on the playing field long...

  10. Bottom-up Composites Materials Design for Multifunctionality

    02 Apr 2024 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ajit K Roy

    There are ample of evidence of materials hybridization at scale, even in nature, yields optimal respond to specific functions. In structural materials, hierarchical materials hybridization accounting for defects or porosity would offer optimal performance at reduced materials mass. Similar...

  11. Development of Fiber Microstructure during Processing of Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Composite Products

    19 Apr 2024 | Online Presentations

    Discontinuous fiber-reinforced composites are a special subcategory of composite materials that are used, due to the ability to process them into parts and structures of complex shape in an automated fashion via compression and injection molding, as well as extrusion processes. Discontinuous...