Penn State to host conference on composite materials and structures

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State will host the American Society for Composites' 28th Technical Conference Sept. 9-11 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

The annual technical conference is the premier U.S. forum for researchers and students interested in composite materials and structures. This year's special theme is integrated computational materials engineering.

Plenary speakers include Michael Hyer, the N. Waldo Harrison Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech; Keith Kedward, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Yuris Dzenis, the R. Vernon McBroom Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

More than 130 papers will be presented on a range of topics including active composites, armor, bio-based composites, damage modeling, design, dynamic behavior, electrical properties, environmental effects, fracture, manufacturing, micromechanics, nanocomposites, structural behavior, structural health monitoring, testing, thermal properties, three-dimensional reinforcements and viscoelastic behavior.

The two-day conference was organized by Charles Bakis, distinguished professor of engineering science and mechanics, with assistance from Judith Todd, the P.B. Breneman Department Chair of Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Terry Reed, director of continuing and distance education for the College of Engineering.

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Last Updated September 03, 2013