연구실 소개

Composite Materials and Structures Lab.

Prof. Wooseok Ji

The quest to make lightweight vehicles has resulted in a variety of structural designs that encompass a combination of different materials. These multi-material structures, which include continuous fiber reinforced laminates, textile composites, sandwich structures with a variety of cores and nanoparticle reinforced polymers, require advanced analysis tools for characterizing their mechanical, thermal, and electrical behavior. The development of validated analytical and computational methods to understand how a structure made of composite materials responds to external environments is the overarching goal of our research group. To achieve this goal, we perform a combination of experiments, computational modeling and analysis, and theoretical developments when necessary.