Advanced Structures




  • Utilize internal geometry and fiber-reinforced metal tapes to investigate novel structural design
    • Honeycomb-like sandwich panels with stiffened skins



  • Ultrasonic plastic flow enables encapsulation of fibers:
    • Structural fibers
    • Optical fibers
    • Shape memory fibers
    • Wire meshes
  • Fibers can be used to:
    • Strengthen structures
    • Sense temperature & strain
    • Send signals
    • Actuate structures
  • Laminated Structure:
    • Ballistic Protection
    • Change materials each layer