Composite Structures Laboratory
 

Professor
Anthony Waas

Reserach Fellows
Mark Pankow
Trisha Sain
Susanta Ghosh
Siva Shankar Rudraraju

PhD Candidates
Paul Davidson
Zachary Kier
Sangmin Lee
Pavana Prabhakar
Eugene Kheng
Dianyun Zhang
Pascal Meyer
Lucas Hansen
Royan J. D'Mello
Brian Justusson

PhD Precandidates
Tanaz Rahimzadeh
Cyrus Kosztowny

Masters Students

Undergraduate Students

Visiting Students and Associates
Jie Wang

Alumni
Christian Heinrich
Evan Pineda
Scott Stapleton
Amit Salvi

Links
University of Michigan
Aerospace Engineering

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Scott Stapleton
Simulation Group Leader

Stapes

Institut für Textiltechnik
RWTH Aachen University
Aachen, Germany

Email: sstaple@umich.edu
CV

Education

  • PhD., 2012, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan.
  • M.S., 2011, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan.
  • M.S., 2007, Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah.
  • B.S., 2007, Mechanical Engineering,
    University of Utah.
  • B.S., 2006, German, University of Utah.

Project

Positions

  • Research Assistant (2008-Present), Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan.
  • Grad Student Instructor (2007-2008, 2011), Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan.
  • Senior Design Intern (2007), ATK, Magna, UT.
  • Research Assistant (2003-2007), Structural Composites Lab, University of Utah.

Publications

  • Stapleton, S. E., Waas, A. M., and Arnold, S. M., “Functionally Graded Adhesives for Composite Joints,” Int J of Adhesion and Adhesives (under review).
  • Stapleton, S. E., Bednarcyk, B. A., and Waas, A. M., “Modeling Progressive Failure of Bonded Joints Using a Single Joint Finite Element,” AIAA Journal (accepted, pending publication).
  • Stapleton, S. E. and Adams, D. O. "Structural Enhancements for Increased Energy Absorption in Composite Sandwich Structures," Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 2011; 13; 137-158.
  • Stapleton, S. E. and Adams, D. O. “Core Design for Energy Absorption in Sandwich Composites,” Journal of Composite Materials, 2009; 43; 175.

  • Stapleton, S. E. and Adams, D. O. “Crush Initiators for Increased Energy Absorption in Composite Sandwich Structures,” Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 2008; 10; 331.

Conferences

  • Stapleton, S. E., Waas, A. M. and Bednarcyk, B. A.,  “Bonded Joint Elements for Structural Modeling and Failure Prediction” 52nd  AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC SDM Conference, Denver, Co, 2010.
  • Stapleton, S. E. and Waas, A. M., “Reduced-Order Modeling of Adhesively Bonded Joints Using an Enhanced Joint Finite Element”  54th Int. SAMPE Symp, Salt Lake City, UT, October, 2010.
  • Stapleton, S. E., Waas, A. M., and Bednarcyk, B. A., “Modeling Progressive Failure of Bonded Joints Using a Single Joint Finite Element” Proceedings of the 51th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, 2010.
  • Stapleton, S. E. and Waas, A. M. “Macroscopic Finite Element for a Single Lap Joint,” Proceedings of the 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, CA, 2009.
  • Stapleton, S. E., Adams, D. O., and Nailadi, C., “Edgewise Impact Testing of Automotive Sandwich Composites,” Proceedings of the 52nd International SAMPE Symposium, Baltimore, MD, June 3-7, 2007.
  • Van Otten, J., Stapleton, S. E., Adams, D. O., and Nailadi, C., “Design Considerations for Energy Absoption in Automotive Sandwich Compositees,” Proceedings of the 53nd International SAMPE Symposium, Long Beach, CA, May 18-22, 2008.

Awards

  • American Society of Composites (ASC) PhD Student Scholarship Award, 2009.
  • NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Fellowship Award, 2009.
  • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Student Leadership Award, 2007.
  • Harry H. and Lois G. Hilton Student Paper Award in Structures at the 51st AIAA SDM Conference, 2010.
 
 
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