Department of Industrial and Materials Science
Division of Material and Computational Mechanics
Office: Masken building, 3193
Graphene enhanced multifunctional composites materials are relatively new and the outcomes of using graphene as an additive can yield unique structural, thermal, and electrical properties. Therefore, I plan to create a systematic approach for creating design tools in order to approximate composite material properties with nano additives. These properties will include mechanical (static and dynamic), thermal, and electrical.
The finite element method. Nanomechanics and Micromechanics of composite materials. Adaptation of the structural tensor method for image interpretation.
Focus of future research:
- Material mechanics of 2D graphene flake embedded in neat polymer matrices.
- Mechanical and electrical impact of graphene flake enhanced polymer matrix composites.
- Impact resistance of graphene flakes near exterior surface in polymer matrix composites.
Highlights of previous research:
Homogenization method for graphene reinforced epoxy composites
Blinzler, B.J.; Larsson, R.; Gaska, K.; and Kádár, R.,
" Homogenization Method for 2-D Nano-Structure Reinforced Polymer Matrix ",
International Conference on Flow Processing in Composite Materials, (2018)