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Smolensk Crash Investigation Expert Profiles
Dr. Wieslaw K. Binienda, Ph.D., F. ASCE
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Dr. Wieslaw Binienda, Ph.D., Smolensk Crash Investigation Expert.
Dr. Wieslaw Binienda, Ph.D.

Dr. Wieslaw K. Binienda, Ph.D. F.ASCE

Title: Editor-in-Chief Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE
Professor and Chair, University of Akron
Department: Civil Engineering
Office: ASEC 216

Website: http://bit.ly/1Dxafx9
SSRN: http://www.uakroncivil.com/researchlab

 

Education

- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1987
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1985
- M.S. in Motor Vehicles and Heavy Duty Machines, Warsaw Technical University, 1980

Professional Experience

Managerial

Civil Engineering Department, University of Akron

  • Chairman (2003 – present)
  • Interim Chairman (2000 – 2003)

Gas and Turbine Research and Testing Laboratory, University of Akron

  • Co- Director (2003 – present)

Aerospace Division, ASCE

  • Executive Committee Chairman (2008 -2009)
  • General Chair of  2008 Earth & Space International Conference
  • Technical Co-Chair of  2006 Earth & Space International Conference
  • Member of Executive Committee (2005 – present)
  • Chairman of the Advanced Composite Materials and Structures Committee (2000 – 2005)
  • Deputy Chairman of the Advanced Composite Materials and Structures Committee (1998 – 2000)

Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE

  • Editor-in-Chief (November 2010 – present)
  • Associate Editor for Composite Materials and Advanced Structures (2008 -2011).

Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials (SDM) Conference Liaison Committee, ASCE

  • Chairman (2008 – present)
  • Student paper Competition Chairman – SDM Conference 2010
  • Associate Chairman (2005 – 2008)
  • Secretary (2000 – 2005)

University of Akron

  • Senator (1999 – 2002)

Academic Experience

University of Akron

  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (2000 – present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (1993 – 2000)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (1988 – 1993)

Drexel University

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Department (1987 – 1988)

Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department  (1986 – 1987)

Warsaw Technical University

  • Research Assistant, Motor Vehicles and Heavy Duty Machines  (1980 – 1982)

Academic Service

The University of Akron

  • Supercomputing Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center  (1993 – present)
  • Resource Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center  (1993 – present)
  • Software Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center  (1993 – present)
  • Wellbeing Committee (2000 – 2004)
  • Research Committee (2000 – 2004)
  • Student Policy Committee (1998 – 1999)
  • Advisory Committee for Electronic Delivery System (1994 – 1995)
  • Hearing Board Pool (2007 – present)

 The College of Engineering

  • Dean’s Advisory Research Committee and Space Committee (2000 – present)
  • New Programs in Architecture Engineering Committee (2000 – present)
  • Construction Engineering Committee (2000 – present)
  • Aerospace Engineering Committee (2000 – 2006)
  • Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Engineering (1999 – 2001)
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee (1994 – 1995)
  • Engineering Computer Policy and Management Committee (1993 – 1999)

 The Civil Engineering Department

  • Oversight of all committees of the Civil Engineering Department as Interim Department Chair and -Department Chair (2000 – present)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1996 – 2000)
  • Structural Group Planning Committee (1994 – 2000)
  • Department Search Committees (1994 – 2000)
  • Structural Group Equipment Committee - Materials and Structures Group (1994 – 2000)
  • Graduate Committee (1994 – 1998 )

Organizational Membership

  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering)
  • Member of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Collaborator's Program
  • Computational Mechanics (The University of Akron)
  • Aerospace Consortium (LSTC, NASA, FAA, Aerospace Industry and Universitie)
  • Expert for the Operating Committee of the President Obama Advanced Manufacturing Initiative AMP 2.0 in the areas of Digital Thread, Integrated Information Systems, Big Data, Analytics and Visualization, and High Performance Computing

Scholarly Publications

    Books (3),
    Editorial of Special Issues (5),
    Refereed Papers (62)
    NASA Publications (22)
    Proceedings Papers and Other Publications (81)
    Patent Applications (6)
    Citations (700)

Refereed Journal Editorials

  1. L.S. Penn, C.T. Chou, A.S.D. Wang, W.K. Binienda, "The Effects of Matrix Shrinkage on Damage Accumulation in Composites," Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 23, pp. 570-586, 1989.

  2. W.K. Binienda, F. Delale, A.S.D. Wang, "Mixed-Mode Strain Energy Release Rates for a Cracked Unidirectional Composite," ASTM-STP 1059, 1989.

  3. W.K. Binienda, A.S.D. Wang, F. Delale, "Analysis of Bent Crack in Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Composites," International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 47, pp 1-24, 1991.

  4. W.K. Binienda, D.N. Robinson, "Creep Model for Metallic Composites Based on Matrix Testing," J. of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 117, pp. 624-639, 1991.

  5. W.K. Binienda and E. Reddy, "Mixed-Mode Fracture in Unidirectional Graphite Epoxy Composite Laminates with Central Notch," J. of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, v. 11, pp. 324-338, 1992.

  6. W.K. Binienda, G.D. Roberts, and D.S. Papadopoulos, "Effect of Contact Stresses in Four Point Bend Testing of Graphite/Epoxy and Graphite/PMR-15 Composite Beams," SAMPE Quarterly Journal, v. 23, No. 3, pp. 20-28, 1992.

  7. D.N. Robinson, W.K. Binienda, and M. Miti-Kavuma, "Creep and Creep Rupture of Metallic Composites," J. of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 118, pp. 1646 - 1660, 1992.

  8. W.K. Binienda, S.M. Arnold, H.Q Tan, and M.H. Xu "Stress Intensity Factors in a Fully Interacting, Multicracked, Isotropic Plate," Computational Mechanics, v. 13, pp. 1-18, 1993.

  9. W.K. Binienda and M.J. Pindera, "Frictionless Contact of Layered Metal Matrix and Polymeric Matrix Composite Half Planes," Composite Science and Technology Journal, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 119-128, 1994.

  10. A. Gyekenesi, J. Hemann and W.K. Binienda, "Crack Development in Car bon/Polyimide Cross-ply Laminates under Uniaxial Tension," SAMPE Journal, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp.17-27, 1994.

  11. W.K. Binienda, "Stress Intensity Factor for Fully Interacting Cracking in a Multi- Crack Solid," ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol. 116, No. 2, pp. 56-63, 1994.

  12. E.S. Reddy and W.K. Binienda, "Prediction of Crack Initiation in Unidirectional Composite Beams Subjected to Four Point Bending," Composite Engineering Journal, Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 703-714, 1994.

  13. W.K. Binienda and A.F. Saleeb, "Contact Stress Phenomena in Numerical Simulation of Unidirectionally-Reinforced Composite Beams," J. of Computers and Structures, Vol.51, No. 3, pp.277-288, 1994.

  14. W.K. Binienda, G.D. Roberts and A. Hong, "Influence of Material Parameters on Strain Energy Release Rates for Cross-Ply Laminates with a Preexisting Transverse Crack," Composites Engineering Journal, Vol.4, No. 12, pp. 1197-1210, 1994.

  15. W.K. Binienda, "Crack Interaction in Brittle Anisotropic Materials," Archives of Mechanics Journal, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 39-67, 1995.

  16. W.K. Binienda, S.M. Arnold, "Driving Force Analysis in an Infinite Anisotropic Plate with Multiple Crack Interactions," J. of Fracture, V. 71, pp. 213-245, 1995.

  17. M. Zhou and W.K. Binienda, "Analysis of Multiple Cracks Close to Bi-material Interface," Journal of Aerospace Engineering, V. 10, no. 1, pp. 16-26, 1997.

  18. Y.N. Li, A.P. Hong and W.K. Binienda "Theory of Cohesive Crack Model with Interactive Cracks," Int. J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 35, No. 11, pp. 981-994, 1998.

  19. W. Zhang, W.K. Binienda and M.J. Pindera, "Frictionless Contact of Multilayered Composite Half Planes Containing Honeycomb Layer," Composite Science and Technology Journal, Vol. 59, pp. 331-343, 1999.

  20. W. K. Binienda and Y. Wang, "Residual Stresses Reduction in Filament Wound Composite Tubes," Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 18, No. 8, pp. 684-701, 1999.

  21. N.I. Shbeeb, W.K. Binienda and K.L. Kreider, "Analysis of the Driving Forces for Multiple Cracks in Infinite Non-homogeneous Plate, Part I: Analysis," Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 66, pp. 492 - 500, 1999.

  22. N.I. Shbeeb, W.K. Binienda and K.L. Kreider, "Analysis of the Driving Forces for Multiple Cracks in Infinite Non-homogeneous Plate, Part II: Parametric study," Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 66, pp. 501 - 506, 1999.

  23. N.I. Shbeeb and W.K. Binienda, "Analysis of an Interface Crack for a Functionally Graded Strip Sandwiched between two homogeneous layers of Finite Thickness," Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 64, pp. 693-720, 1999.

  24. M. Zhou and W.K. Binienda, "Analysis of Multiple Cracks in a Sandwiched Layer," Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 293-309, 1999.

  25. N.I. Shbeeb, W.K. Binienda and K.L. Kreider, "Analysis of a general crack in a functionally graded strip sandwiched between two homogeneous half planes," International Journal of Fracture, 104:1, pp. 23-50, 2000.

  26. D.N. Robinson and W.K. Binienda, "Optimal Fiber Orientation in Creeping Composite Structures," Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 68, pp. 213-217, 2001.

  27. D.N. Robinson, and W.K. Binienda, "A Model of Viscoplasticity for Transversely Isotropic In Elastically Compressible Solids," ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol.127, No. 6, pp 567-573, 2001.

  28. V. B. Birman, W. K. Binienda, and G. Townsend, "2D Maxwell Model," Journal of Macromolecular Science and Physics, B41 (2), pp.341-356, 2002.

  29. G. Roberts, D.M. Revilock, W.K. Binienda, W.Z., Nie, S.B. Mackenzie, and K.B. Todd, "Impact Testing of Composites for Aircraft Engine Fan Cases," Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 15, No.3, pp. 104-110, 2002.

  30. G. Song, P. Qiao, W.K Binienda, and G.P. Zou, "Active vibration damping of a composite beam using smart sensors and actuators," Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 15, No.3, pp. 97-103, 2002.

  31. D. N. Robinson, W.K. Binienda, and M. Ruggles, "Creep of Polymer Matrix Composites, Part 1 – A Norton/Bailey Creep Law for Transverse Isotropy," J. Engineering Mech., Vol. 129, No.3, pp.310-317, 2003.

  32. W.K. Binienda, D.N. Robinson, and M. Ruggles, "Creep of Polymer Matrix Composites, Part 2 – A Monkman-Grant Failure Relationship for Transverse Isotropy," J. Engineering Mech., Vol 129, No.3, pp.318-323, 2003.

  33. L. Kuguoglu, W.K. Binienda, and A. Hajjafar, "Analytical Modeling of Imperfect Bond between Coated Fibers and Matrix Material," International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 123, pp. 63-80, 2003.

  34. G. Song, X. Zhou, and W.K. Binienda, "Thermal Deformation Compensation of a Composite Beam Using Piezoelectric Actuators," Smart Mater. Struct. 13 No 1, pp. 30-37, 2004.

  35. D.N. Robinson, and W.K. Binienda, "A Representation of Anisotropic Creep Damage in Fiber Reinforced Composites," Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 72, no.4, pp.484-492, 2005.

  36. G.D. Roberts, J.M. Pereira, D.M. Revilock, W.K. Binienda, M. Xie, and M. Braily, "Ballistic Impact of Braided Composites with Soft Projectiles," Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol.18, pp. 3-7, 2005.

  37. J. Cheng, and W.K. Binienda, "Simulation of Soft Projectiles Impacting Composite Targets using an Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Formulation" AIAA Journal of Aircraft, V.43, No.6, pp 1726-1731, 2006.

  38. D. Zheng, and W. K. Binienda, "Effect of Permanent Indentation on the Delamination Treshold for Small Mass Impact on Plates", IJSS, V. 44/25-26, pp 8143-8158, 2007.

  39. J. D. Littell, Ch. R. Ruggeri, R.K. Goldberg, G.D. Roberts, and W.K. Binienda, "Measurement of Epoxy Resin Tension, Compression, and Shear Stress-Strain Curves over a Wide Range of Strain Rates Using Small Test Specimen", JAE Vol.21, pp. 162-173, 2008.

  40. J. Cheng, and W.K. Binienda, "Simplified Braiding through Integration Points Model for Tri-Axially Braided Composites" , JAE Vol.21, pp. 152-161, 2008.

  41. X. Zheng, and W.K. Binienda, "Rate Dependent Shell Element Composite Material Model Implementation in Ls-Dyna" , JAE Vol.21, pp. 140-151, 2008.

  42. R.K. Goldberg, G.D. Roberts, J.D. Littell, and W.K. Binienda, "Approximation of Nonlinear Unloading Effect in the Strain Rate Dependent Deformation Analysis of Polymer Matrix Materials Utilizing a State Variable Approach" , JAE Vol.21, pp. 119-131, 2008.

  43. J. D. Littell, W. K. Binienda, G.D. Roberts, and R.K. Goldberg, "Characterization of Damage in Triaxial Braided Composites under Tensile Loading", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, V. 22, No.3, pp.270-279, 2009.

  44. D. Zheng, and W.K. Binienda, "A Semi-Analytical Solution of Wave-controlled Impact on Composite Laminates", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, V. 22, No.3, pp.318-323, 2009.

  45. X. Li, W.K. Binienda, and J.D. Littell, "Methodology for Impact Modeling of Tri-axial Braided Composites using Shell Elements", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, V. 22, No.3, pp.310-317, 2009.

  46. J.D. Littell, W.K. Binienda, W.A. Arnold, G.D. Roberts, and R.K. Goldberg, "Effect of Microscopic Damage Events on Static and Ballistic Impact Strength of Triaxial Braid Composites", Composites: Part A, Vol. 40, pp. 1846-1862, 2009.

  47. X. Li, and W.K. Binienda, "Mesomechanical Model for Numerical Study of Two-Dimensional Triaxially Braided Composite", Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 136, No. 11, pp. 1366-1379, 2010.

  48. X. Li, W.K. Binienda, and R.K. Goldberg, "Finite Element Model for Failure Study of Two Dimensional Triaxially Braided Composite", V. 24, No.2, pp.170-180, 2011.

  49. R.K. Goldberg, B.J. Blinzler, and W.K. Binienda, "Investigation of a Macromechanical Approach to Analyzing Triaxially-Braided Polymer Composite", AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 205-215, 2011.

  50. S-B Nam, G.J. Yun, J. Carletta, D-H Kim, and W.K. Binienda, "A Novel Noncontact Electromagnetic Field-Base Sensor for Monitoring of Resonant Fatigue Tests", Smart Materials and Structures, Vo. 20, 2011. ( doi:10.1088/0964-1726/20/3/035005) http://stacks.iop.org/0964-1726/20/035005

  51. G.J. Yun, A.B.M. Abdullah, and W.K. Binienda, Development of Closed-Loop High-Cycle Resonant Fatigue Testing System", Experimental Mechanics, pp 1-14, 2011

  52. Chao Zhang, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Liming Zeng, Xiaochuan Ye, and Shuwen Chen, "Kinetic study of the novolac resin curing process using model fitting and model-free methods" Thermochimica Acta, 523, pp. 63-69, 2011, doi:10.1016/j.tca.2011.04.033

  53. L.W. Kohlman, J.L. Bail, G.D Roberts, J.A. Salem, R.E. Martin, W.K. Binienda, "A notched Coupon Approach for Tensile Testing of Braided Composites" Composites: Part A, V43, pp. 1680-1688, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.12.013

  54. G.J. Yun, A. Saleeb, S.Shang, W.K. Binienda, and C. Menzemer, "Improved SelfSim for Inverse Extraction of Nonuniform, Nonlinear, and Inelastic Material Behavior under Cyclic Loadings", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, V.25, No. 2, pp. 256-272, 2012.

  55. R.K. Goldberg, B. J. Blinzler, and W.K. Binienda, "Modification of Macromechanical Finite Element- Based Model for Impact Analysis of Triaxially Braided Composites", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 383-394, 2012.

  56. W.K. Binienda and R.K. Goldberg, “ Dynamic Testing and Characterization of Woven/Braided Polymer Composites: A Review”, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 64, Issue 5, 2012, http://appliedmechanicsreviews.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=1678928

  57. C. Zhao, W. K. Binienda, F.H. Horvat, and W. Wang, "Application of Numerical Methods for Crashworthiness Investigation of a Large Aircraft Wing Impact with a Tree", Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural Resources Sciences, Vol.5, Issue 1, pp.71-85, 2013.

  58. X. Poulain, L. Kohlman, W. Binienda, G.D. Roberts, R.K. Goldberg, and A.A. Benzerga,"Determination of the Intrinsic Behavior of Polymer using Digital Image Correlation Combined with Video-Monitored testing", IJSS, Vol. 50, pp.1869-1878, 2013.

  59. C. Zhao, W. K. Binienda, G. N. Morsher, R. E. Martin, L.W. Kohlman, Experimental and FEM Study of Thermal Cycling Induced Microcracking in Carbon/Epoxy Triaxial Braided Composite”, Composite Part A, Vol. 46, pp. 34-44, 2013.

  60. C. Zhao, W. K. Binienda, R.G. Goldberg, L.W. Kohlman, „ Meso-sclae failure Modeling of Single Layer Triaxial Braided Composite using Finite Element Method”, accepted Composite Part A, 2013.

  61. C. Zhao, W. K. Binienda, L.W. Kohlman, “ Analytical and Numerical Analysis on Elastic Behavior of Triaxial Braided Composites”, accepted JAE, to be published May 2014.

  62. B.J. Blinzler, W.K. Binienda, “Macro-Mechanical Approach to Modeling Bearly Visible Damage in Braided Composites”, accepted JAE, to be published May 2014.

NASA Publications
  1. W.K. Binienda, D.N. Robinson, S.M. Arnold and P.A. Bartolotta, "A Creep Model for Metallic Composites Based on Matrix Testing: Application to Kanthal Composites," NASA TM 103172, 1989.

  2. D.N. Robinson, W.K. Binienda and M. Miti-Kavuma, "Creep and Creep Rupture of Strongly Reinforced Metallic Composites," NASA TR 185286, 1989.

  3. W.K. Binienda, S.M. Arnold and H.Q Tan, "Calculation of Stress Intensity Factors in an Isotropic Multi-C racked Plate: Part I - Theoretical Development," NASA TM 1 05766, 1992.

  4. S.M. Arnold, W.K. Binienda, H.Q. Tan and M.H. Xu, "Calculation of Stress Intensity Factors in an Isotropic Multi-Cracked Plate: Part II - Symbolic/Numeric Implementation," NASA TM 105823, 1992.

  5. W.K. Binienda and S.M. Arnold, "Driving Force Analysis in an Infinite Anisotropic Plate with Multiple Crack Interactions," NASA TM 106838, January 1995.

  6. Wang Zhang, W.K. Binienda and M.J. Pindera, "Frictionless Contact of Mutilayered Composite Half Planes Containing Layers with Complex Eigenvalues," NASA/CR - 97-206309, December 1997.

  7. N.I Shbeeb, W.K. Binienda and K.L. Kreider, "Analysis of Multiple Cracks in an Infinite Functionally Graded Plate," NASA CR 208676, 1998.

  8. N.I. Shbeeb and W.K. Binienda, "Analysis of an Interface Crack for a Functionally Graded Strip Sandwiched between two homogeneous layers of Finite Thickness," NASA CR 208874, 1999.

  9. N. I. Shbeeb, W.K. Binienda and K. L. Kreider, "Analysis of a general crack in a functionally graded strip sandwiched between two homogeneous half planes," NASA CR 209166, 1999.

  10. X. Zheng, R. K. Goldberg, W.K. Binienda, and G. Roberts, "Ls-Dyna Implementation of Polymer Matrix Composite Model under High Strain Rate Impact," NASA/TM – 2003-212583.

  11. L. H. Kuguoglu, W.K. Binienda and G.D. Roberts, "Fracture Mechanics Analysis of an Annular Crack in a Three-Concentric-Cylinder Composite Model," NASA/TM-2004-212328.

  12. G.D Roberts, J.M. Pereira, D.M. Revilock, W.K. Binienda, M, Xie, and M. Braley, "Ballistic Impact of Braided Composites with a Soft Projectile," NASA TM – 2004-212973.

  13. Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "A Modeling Technique and Representation of Failure in the Analysis of Triaxial Braided Carbon Fiber Composites", NASA TM 215245, 2008.

  14. Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "Full-Field Strain Methods for Investigating Failure Mechanisms in Triaxial Braided Composites" NASA/TM-2008-215197.

  15. Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Gary D. Roberts, and Robert K. Goldberg, "Characterization of Damage in Triaxial Braid Composites Under Tensile Loading" NASA/TM-2009-215645.

  16. Gary D. Roberts, Robert K. Goldberg, Wieslaw K. Binienda, William A. Arnold, Justin D. Littell, and Lee W. Kohlman , "Characterization Triaxial Braided Composites Material Properties for Impact Simulation" NASA/TM-2009-215660.

  17. Justin Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, William A. Arnold, Gary D. Roberts, and Robert K. Goldberg, "Effect of Microscopic Damage Events on Static and Ballistic Impact Strength of Triaxial Braided Composite", NASA/TM-2010-216095.

  18. X. Li, W.K. Binienda, R.K. Goldberg, "Finite Element Model for Failure Study of Two-Dimensional Triaxially Braided Composite", NASA/TM – 2010-216372.

  19. R.K. Goldberg, B.J. Blinzler, and W.K. Binienda, "Investigation of a Macromechanical Approach to Analyzing Triaxially-Braided Polymer Composites", NASA/TM – 2010-216371.

  20. R.K. Goldberg, B.J. Blinzler, and W.K. Binienda, "Modification of a Macromechanical Finite-Element based Model for Impact Analysis of Triaxially-Braided Composites", NASA/TM – 2010-216922.

  21. B. J. Blinzler, R.K. Goldberg, and W.K. Binienda, “Macro Scale Independently Homogenized Subcells for Modeling Braided Composites”, NASA/TM – 2012-217621.

  22. G.J. Yun, A.B. Abdullah, W.K. Binienda, D.L. Krause, and S. Kalluri, “Test Methodology Development for Experimental Structural Assessment of Advanced Stirling Convertor Planar Spring Material for Long-Term Durability”, NASA/TM-2014-216630.

Proceeding Papers and Other Publications

  1. F. Delale, A.S.D. Wang, W.K. Binienda, "On the Strain Energy Release Rate for a Crack at the Interface of Two Bonded Materials," Advances in Aerospace Science and Engineering, AD-08, ASME, pp. 113-119, 1984.

  2. W.K. Binienda, A.S.D. Wang, F. Delale, "Fracture Due to a Kinked Crack in Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Composites," Damage Mechanics of Composites AD-12, ASME, pp. 73-81, 1987.

  3. A.S.D. Wang, W.K. Binienda, E.S. Reddy and Y. Zhong, "Mixed-Mode Fracture of Uniaxial Fiber Reinforced Composites," Technical Report for Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA, 1987.

  4. W.K. Binienda, A.S.D. Wang, Y. Zhong and E.S. Reddy, "A Criterion for Mixed- Mode Cracking in Graphite-Epoxy Composites," 1988 ASTM 9th Symposium on Composite Materials, Reno, Nevada.

  5. W.K. Binienda, F. Delale and A.S.D. Wang, "Strain Energy Release Rates for Cracked Uniaxial Fiber Reinforced Composites," Fourth Japan-U.S. Conference on Composite Materials Proceedings, 1988.

  6. W.K. Binienda and A.P. Hong, "Finite Element Simulation of 0/90 Interface Delamination in Cross-Ply Laminates Initiated by Transverse Cracks," 22nd Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation, 2-3 May, 1991.

  7. W.K. Binienda, S.M. Arnold and H.Q. Tan, "Application of Symbolic Computations to Damage Growth in Multicracked Brittle Materials," 4th Annual HITEMP Review, October 1991.

  8. W.K. Binienda, "Damage and Strength Characterization of BASF Ultrapack-AS4 Interlocked Composite Material under Static Tensile Load Condition," Technical Report for ACROMED Corporation, EPIC, 1991.

  9. W.K. Binienda, "Tension Test of Kevlar Cables," Technical Report for LORAL Defense Systems, 1991.

  10. W.K. Binienda, "Tension and Fatigue Tests of Kevlar Cables: B29/12 x 15/BLK CT. – CORTLAND," Technical Report for LORAL Defense Systems, 1992.

  11. W.K. Binienda, "Influence of Fibers Angle on Contact Stresses and Strain Energy Release Rates in Four-Point Bend Testing of Composite Beams", 7-th Technical Conference on Composite Materials Proceedings, ASC, 1992.

  12. W.K. Binienda, "Stress Intensity Factors for Fully Interacting Cracks in a Multicrack Solid", ASME 12-th International conference OMAE proceedings, pp. 831-838, 1993.

  13. W.K. Binienda and S.M. Arnold, "Damage Growth in Multi-Cracked Materials", 1993 HITEMP conference, NASA Lewis Research Center.

  14. W.K. Binienda, A. Hong, A. Geykenesi and J. Hemann, "Late Stage Damage in G30- 500/PMR-15 Laminates," ASCE Conference Space-94, Albuquerque New Mexico, pp. 316-325, 1994.

  15. W.K. Binienda, "Cracks Interaction in Anisotropic Materials," Proceedings of Brittle Matrix Composites 4, edited by A.M. Brandt, V.C. Li and I.H. Marshall, pp. 229-237, Warsaw Poland, 1994.

  16. W. K. Binienda, "Workshop Adds Excitement to Undergraduate Materials Course," ACBM - NSF Center for Science and Technology of Advanced Cement-Based Materials, Vol. 6, No. 2, p. 8, 1994.

  17. W. K. Binienda and Ming Zhou, "Analysis of Multiple Cracks Close to the Interface in Non-homogeneous Materials," ASCE/2 International Conference on Composites Engineering, New Orleans, August 1995.

  18. W.K. Binienda, "Complex Crack Interaction in Composite Plate", Proceedings of Engineering Mechanics, pp. 408-411, 1996.

  19. W. K. Binienda and S.M Arnold, "Driving Force Analysis Given Complex Crack Interactions in Monolithic and Composite Materials," 1997 HITEMP Conference, NASA Lewis Research Center.

  20. "Probabilistic Residual Strength Model for Uni-Axial Fatigue of Composites," Proceedings of 23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Materials & Structures Conference, Cocoa Beach, Fl, January 25-28, 1999.

  21. Y. Wang, W.K. Binienda and S. Sulaiman, "Residual Stresses Reduction in Filament Wound Composite Tubes", World Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19-22 July, 1999.

  22. S. Sulaiman, W.K. Binienda, and Y. Wang, "Internal Pressure Effect on Residual Stresses for Filament Wound Composite Tubes," Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering World Congress, Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia, 1999.

  23. W.K. Binienda and M. Jaroniek, "Photo-elastic Visualization of the Fracture Events in a Model of Functionally Graded Material," ICCE/6 Orlando Florida, 1999.

  24. N.I. Shbeeb and W.K. Binienda, "Analysis of Driving Forces for Multiple Cracks in an Infinite non-homogeneous Plate," ICTAM 2000, 20th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, August 27- September 2, 2000, Chicago.

  25. G. Song, P. Z. Qiao, and W.K. Binienda, "Active Vibration Damping of a Composite Beam using Smart Sensors and Actuators," SDM Conference, Seattle April 16-19, pp. 3347-3357, 2001.

  26. D.W. Stresing, W.K. Binienda, and V. Dhruva, "Analysis of High Energy Impact on Lightweight Composite (Sandwich) Structure," SDM Conference, Seattle, pp. 3319-3324, 2001.

  27. G. D. Roberts, D.M. Revilock, W.K. Binienda, W.Z. Nie, S.B. Mekenzie and K.B. Todd, "Impact Testing of Composites for Aircraft Engine Fan Containment," SDM Conference, April 16-19, Seattle, pp. 3325-3335, 2001.

  28. W. Z. Nie and W.K. Binienda, "Investigation on Oblique Impact Response of Composite Cylindrical Shells," Poster at 10-th International Conference of Fracture, Honolulu, 2-6 December, 2001.

  29. X. Zhou, G. Song, and W.K. Binienda, "Thermal deformation compensation of a composite beam using piezoelectric actuators," proceedings of the Smart Materials Conference, pp. 334-344, 2002.

  30. S.A. Baraka, W.K. Binienda, and S. R. Tysl, "Evaluation of the Performance of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Composites," proceedings of EM 2002 Conference, Columbia University, 2002.

  31. W.K. Binienda, W. Brostow, J.A. Hinze and R. Simões, "Computer Simulation of Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Materials," Proc. 4-th International Conference on Environment, Development & Engineering, 30-38, 2002.

  32. S. Acharya, W.K. Binienda, and D. Robinson, "Numerical Modeling of Creep in Polymer matrix Composites with Transverse Isotropy", proceedings of SDM Conference, Norfolk VA, pp. 2381 – 2385, 2003.

  33. G. D. Roberts, J. M. Pereira, D.M. Revilock, E.K. Binienda, M. Xie and M. Brailey, "Ballistic Impact of Composite Plates and Half Rings with Soft Projectiles," proceedings of SDM Conference, Norfolk VA, pp. 3282-3290, 2003.

  34. W. Lestari, P. Qiao, G. Song and W.K. Binienda, "Evaluation of Bending and Shear Moduli of Sandwich Structures by Dynamic Response Based Technique," proceedings of SDM Conference, Norfolk VA, pp. 4747-4755, 2003.

  35. J. Cheng, G.D. Roberts, and W.K. Binienda, "Finite Element Simulation of Soft Projectiles Impacting Composite Targets," 35-th International SAMPE Conference, Dayton, 2003.

  36. X. Zheng, R. K. Goldberg, W.K. Binienda, and G. Roberts, "Ls-Dyna Implementation of Polymer Matrix Composite Model under High Strain Rate Impact," 35-th International SAMPE Conference, Dayton, 2003.

  37. X. Zheng, R.K. Goldberg, W.K. Binienda, and G.D. Roberts, "Development and Implementation of Rate Dependent Composite Material Model for Shell Element Application in LSDYNA," pp 633-641 in Earth and Space Engineering Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, edited by R.B. Malla and A. Maji, ASCE, pp. 633 – 640, 2004.

  38. J. Cheng, G.D. Roberts, and W.K. Binienda, "Finite Element Simulation of Soft Projectile Impacting Braided Composite Structure," SDM Conference Proceedings, Palm Springs, pp. 4319 – 4332, 2004.

  39. X. Zheng and W.K. Binienda, "Impact Modeling of Composite Materials with Strain Rate Effect," pp.73-75, Proceedings of Crashworthiness of Light–Weight Automotive Structures, Trondheim Norway, June 17-18, 2004.

  40. J. Cheng, M.J. Bennett, W.K. Binienda, and K.S. Carney," Soft Projectiles Impacting Composite Targets – Experiment and Numerical Simulation," pp.75-77, Proceedings of Crashworthiness of Light-Weight Automotive Structures, Trondheim Norway, June 17-18, 2004.

  41. Gary Roberts, Cheryl Bowman, Jingyun Cheng, Timothy Schmidt, and Michael Braley, "Deformation Analysis of Triaxial-Braided Carbon/Epoxy Composites," Proceedings of SEM Conference, pp. 229-233, 2005.

  42. William Arnold, Wieslaw Binienda, and Gary Roberts "Spring/Hydraulic Accelerated Projectile Experiment (SHAPE)," Proceedings of SEM Conference, pp. 1603–1607, 2005.

  43. William Arnold, Wieslaw Binienda, Gary Roberts, Michael Pereira, Duane Revilock, and Tim Schmidt, "Motion of Wedge-Shape Projectiles during Gas Gun Impact Tests," Proceedings of SEM Conference, pp. 745 – 752, 2005.

  44. Xiahua Zheng, Robert K. Goldberg, Wieslaw Binienda, and Gary Roberts, "Rate Dependent Shell Element Composite Material Model Implementation in Ls-Dyna," SDM Conference Proceedings, pp. 5475 – 5488, 2005.

  45. Michael Bennett, Charles Ruggeri, Mike Braley, and Wieslaw Binienda, "Application of Braided Composites in Chassis Design of Super Mileage Vehicles," Proceedings of ASC Conference, 2005.

  46. Fengxia Ouyang, Sunil Acharya, Wieslaw Binienda, and David Robinson, "Creep Failure in Polymer Composites with Transverse Isotropy: Numerical Approach," Proceedings of ASC Conference 2005.

  47. Jingyun Cheng and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "A modified State Variable Polymer Model Implementation in LsDyna", Earth and Space Conference, pp. 143, 2006.

  48. Michael Bennett, Charles Ruggeri, Wieslaw Binienda and Timothy Schmidt, "Modeling and Testing of Gelatin with High Strain Rate Loading", SEM Annual Conference and Exhibition, St. Louis MI, 2006.

  49. Jingyun Cheng and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "A Numerical Model for Tri-Axially Braided Composites Under High Velocity Soft Projectile Impact", 9-th International LsDyna Users Conference, Detroit MI, 2006.

  50. Daihua Zheng, Jingyun Cheng and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Numerical Modeling of Friction Effects on the Ballistic Impact Response of Single-Ply Tri-Axial Braided Fabric", 9-th International LsDyna Users Conference, Detroit MI, 2006.

  51. Daihua Zheng and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Closed-form Prediction of Delamination Threshold for Small Mass Impacts", EMD2007, 18-th Engineering Division Conference, Blacksburg VA, 2007.

  52. Wieslaw K. Binienda, Jingyun Cheng, and Marcin Staniszewski, "Influence of Fiber Architecture of Tri-axially Braided Composite on Threshold Impact Velocity", EMD2007, 18-th Engineering Division Conference, Blacksburg VA, 2007.

  53. Wieslaw K. Binienda, and Daihua Zheng, "Finite Element Modeling of Multilayer Fabric for Turbofan Engine Containment Systems", EMD2007, 18-th Engineering Division Conference, Blacksburg VA, 2007.

  54. Justin D. Littell, Charles R. Ruggeri, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, William A. Arnold, and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "An Optical Technique for Measuring Mechanical Properties of Polymer Resin", SEM Conference, Springfield MA, pp. 294-301, 2007.

  55. Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "Full-Field Strain Methods for Investigating Failure Mechanisms in Triaxial Braided Composites", ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Long Beach CA, 2008.

  56. Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "A Modeling Technique and Representation of Failure in the Analysis of Triaxial Braided Carbon Composites" FAA/NASA/DoD Aging Aircraft Conference, Phoenix AZ, 2008.

  57. Charles R. Ruggeri, Gary D. Roberts, Michael Pereira, Wieslaw K. Binienda, and William A. Arnold, "Composite Panel Impact Testing for Initial Material Screening", ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Long Beach CA, 2008.

  58. Wieslaw K. Binienda and Xuetao Li, " A Modified Methodology for Modeling Tri-axial Composite with Trough Thickness Integration Points", ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Long Beach CA, 2008.

  59. Gary D. Roberts, Justin D. Littell, Robert K. Goldberg, and Wieslaw K. Binienda, " Characterization of Failure Mechanisms in Triaxial Braided Composites using Optical Measurement Techniques", ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Long Beach CA, 2008.

  60. Daihua Zheng, and Wieslaw K. Binienda, " A Semianalytical Solution of Wave-controlled Impact on Composite Laminates", ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Long Beach CA, 2008.

  61. Gary D. Roberts, Robert K. Goldberg, Justin D. Littell, Lee Kohlman, and Wieslaw Binienda, "Characterization of Triaxial Braided Composite Material Properties for Impact Simulation" Crash and Safety Session of AHS International 65-th Annual Forum, May 27-29, 2009, Grapevine, TX.

  62. Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "A Modeling Technique and Representation of Failure in the Analysis of Triaxial Braided Carbon Fiber Composites" Aging Aircraft Conference, October 22, 2008, Dayton, OH.

  63. G-J Yun, S-B Nam, J. Carletta, W.K. Binienda, and D-H Kim, "Vibration Based Crack Detection of Conductive Beam Structures Using A Non-Contact Inductive Vibration Sensor", ANCRiSST The Fifth International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology Conference Proceedings, July 29- August 1, 2009.

  64. Goldberg, R.K.; Roberts, G.D.; Blinzler, B.J.; Binienda, W.K.; and Littell, J.D.: Development of a Macroscopic, Non-homogeneous, Finite Element Based Approach to Analyze the Impact Response of Triaxially Braided Polymer Composites, American Helicopter Society National Technical Specialists’ Meeting on Rotorcraft Structures and Survivability, Williamsburg, VA, Oct. 27-29, 2009

  65. Goldberg, R.K.; Bednarcyk, B.A.; Blinzler, B.J.; Li, X.; Binienda, W.K.; Liu, K.C.; and Chattopadhyay, A.: Multiscale Modeling of Triaxial Braided Composites, NASA Aviation Safety Conference, Mclean, VA, Nov. 17-19, 2009.

  66. Blinzler, B.J.; Goldberg, R.K.; and Binienda, W.K.: "Investigation of *MAT_58 for Modeling Braided Composites”, 11th Int’l LS-DYNA User’s Conference, Dearborn, MI, June 6-8, 2010.

  67. Wieslaw K. Binienda, Xuetao Li, Gary D. Roberts, and Robert K. Goldberg, "A Finite Element Model for Failure Study of Two Dimesnional Triaxilal Braided Composite (TDTBC)", ASCE Earth and Space Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, March 2010.

  68. Robert K. Goldberg, Brina J. Blinzler, and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Investigation of Macromechanical Approach to Analyzing Triaxially Braided Polymer Composite", AIAA SDM Conference Proceedings, April 2010.

  69. Xuetao Li, Wieslaw K. Binienda, W. Lee Kohlman, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "Failure Mechanism Investigation of 2D Triaxially Braided Composite under Different Stress Status in Single Layer tensile Tests", ASC and US-Japan Conference Proceedings, Dayton, September 2010.

  70. Goldberg, R.K.; Blinzler, B.J.; and Binienda, W.K.: Modification of a Macromechanical Finite-Element Based Model for Impact Analysis of Triaxially Braided Composites, Proceedings of the American Society for Composites Twenty-Fifth Technical Conference, Dayton, OH, Sept. 20-22, 2010, J.B. Lantz, N. Takeda, B.M. Doudican, G.A. Shoeppner, and S.L. Donaldson, editors, DEStech Publications, Inc., 2010.

  71. Blinzler, B.J.; Goldberg, R.K.; and Binienda, W.K.: Investigations of the Impact Response of Braided Polymer Composites Utilizing a Macro-Scale FEA Based Model, 26th ASC Technical Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Sept. 26-28, 2011

  72. Blinzler, B.J.; Goldberg, R.K.; and Binienda, W.K.: Macro Scale Independently Homogenized Subcells for Modeling Braided Composites, AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC 51st Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Denver, CO, April 4-7, 2011.

  73. Robert K. Goldberg, GaryD. Roberts, Brina J. Blinzler, W. Lee Kohlman, and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Characterization and Analysis of Triaxially Braided Polymer Composites Under Static and Impact Loads", ASCE Earth and Space Conference Proceedings, April 2012.

  74. Goldberg, R.K.; Blinzler, B.J.; Binienda, W.K.: Characterization of a Macromechanical Finite-Element Based Model for Impact Analysis of Triaxially Braided Composites, 2010 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment Conference, Austin, TX, May 10-12, 2010.

  75. Goldberg, R.K.; Blinzler, B.J.; Binienda, W.K.: Investigation of a Macromechanical Approach to Analyzing Triaxially Braided Polymer Composites, AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC 51st Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, April 12-15, 2010.

  76. Brina J. Blinzler, and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Macro-mechanical Approach to Modeling Bearly Visible Damage in Braided Composites", ASCE Earth and Space Conference Proceedings, April 2012.

  77. Xuetao Li, W. Lee Kohlman, Wieslaw K. Binienda, and Gregory Morscher, "Progressive Damage and Delamination Studies of 2D Tri-axially Braided Composites in Short Beam Shear Test", ASCE Earth and Space Conference Proceedings, April 2012.

  78. Walter Nie and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "A Meso-Macro Mechanical Approach to Analyzing Triaxxilay-Braided Compsoites with Faiure subjected to Impact", ASCE Earth and Space Conference Proceedings, April 2012.

  79. W Binienda, "Analiza Dynamiczna Zniszczenia Struktury Samolotu Tu-154M w Smolensku 10 kwietnia 2010 roku", Proceedings of the Smolensj Conference , Warswa Poland, October 2012.

  80. C. Zhao, W.K. Binienda, "Multi-scale Finite Element Simulation of Triaxially Braided Composite", American Society for Composites 28-th Technical Conference, September 2013.

  81. W Binienda, Podsumowanie Rezultatow Symulacji Komputerowych do Analizy Poszczegolnych Aspektow Katastrofy Samolotu Tu154M w Smolensku, Warsa, Poland, October 2013.

Professional Presentations

  1. "Fracture Due to a Kinked Crack in Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Composites," December 1987, ASME-WAM, Boston, MA.

  2. "A Criterion for Mixed-Mode Cracking in Graphite-Epoxy Composites," April 1988, ASTM 9th Symposium on Composite Materials, Reno, Nevada.

  3. "Mixed-Mode Strain Energy Release Composite," June 1988, ASC, Japan-USA Symposium on Composite Materials, Washington, D.C.

  4. "Creep and Relaxation Model for High Temperature Metal Matrix Composites," Fatigue and Fracture Branch at NASA Lewis Research Center, August 1989.

  5. "Matrix Cracks in Composite Laminates," Guest Speaker for SAMPE Local Parent's Chapter on October 16, 1990.

  6. "Finite Element Simulation of 0/90 Interface Delamination in Cross-Ply Laminates Initiated by Transverse Cracks," 22nd Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation, 2-3 May, 1991.

  7. "Application of Symbolic Computations to Damage Growth in Multicracked Brittle Materials," 4th Annual HITEMP Review, October 1991.

  8. "Influence of Fibers Angle on Contact Stresses and Strain Energy Release Rates in Four-Point Bend Testing of Composite Beams," 7-th Technical Conference on Composite Materials Proceedings, ASC, 1992.

  9. "Stress Intensity Factors for Fully Interacting Cracks in a Multicrack Solid," ASME 12-th International conference OMAE proceedings, June 1993.

  10. "Damage Growth in Multi-Cracked Materials," HITEMP conference, NASA Lewis Research Center, October 1993.

  11. "Late Stage Damage in G30-500/PMR-15 Laminates," ASCE Conference Space-94, Albuquerque New Mexico, 1994.

  12. "Influence of Material Parameters on Strain Energy Release Rates for Cross-Ply Laminates with Preexisting Transverse Crack," First International Conference on Composites Engineering, New Orleans, August 28-31, 1994.

  13. "Cracks Interaction in Anisotropic Materials," Brittle Matrix Composites 4, Warsaw, Poland, September 13-15, 1994.

  14. "Cracks Interaction in Brittle Anisotropic Materials," NIST, Building Materials Division, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, October, 1994.

  15. "Pre-stressed filament winding process," Centron Corp., Mineral Wells, Texas 76068, February 1995.

  16. "Advances in Analysis of BMC, MMC and FRP," CIRIM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, July, 1995.

  17. "Design Aspects Applied to Components made using Composites in Off-Shore Platform Environment," Petronas Research, Ahah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, July 1995.

  18. "Aerospace Applications of Composite Materials," CTRM Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July, 1995.

  19. "Pre-stressed filament winding process," Schuller Mats & Reinforcement, Toledo, OH 43697-0517, October 1995.

  20. "Pre-stressed filament winding process," Owens-Corning Science & Technology Center, 2790 Columbus Rd., RT 16, Granville OH 43023-1200, November 1995.

  21. "Advanced Technologies for the Natural Fiber Composites," BICRON, Composites Review, 1996.

  22. "FE/Analytical Life Prediction of Brittle Materials," NASA Lewis Research Center, Structural Group Review, Feb 1997.

  23. "Driving Force Analysis Given Complex Crack Interactions in Monolithic and Composite Materials," HITEMP conference, Advanced Alloys and MMC's, NASA Lewis Research Center, April 1997.

  24. "Analysis of Multiple Cracks in Thick Interphase," ICCE/5 International Conference on Composites Engineering, July 5-11, 1998.

  25. "Fracture mechanics problems in materials with thick thermal barrier," NASA Lewis Research Center, August 24, 1998.

  26. "Fracture in ceramic thermal barrier coatings," NASA Lewis Research Center, November 12, 1998.

  27. "Probabilistic Residual Strength Model for Uni-Axial Fatigue of Composites," 23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Materials & Structures Conference, Cocoa Beach, Fl, January 25-28, 1999.

  28. "Photo-elastic Visualization of the Fracture Events in a Model of Functionally Graded Material," ICCE/6 Orlando Florida, June 27 - July 3, 1999.

  29. "Analysis of Driving Forces for Multiple Cracks in an Infinite non-homogeneous Plate," ICTAM 2000, 20th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, August 27- September 2, 2000, Chicago.

  30. "Explicit Finite Element Analysis of Composite Plate," NASA Glenn Research Center, November 17, 2000.

  31. "Design and Analysis of Composite Ring under Impact Conditions," GE Cincinnati, OH, December 8, 2000.

  32. "Active Vibration Damping of a Composite Beam using Smart Sensors and Actuators," SDM Conference, April 16-19, 2001, Seattle.

  33. "Analysis of High Energy Impact on Lightweight Composite (Sandwich) Structure," SDM Conference, April 16-19, 2001, Seattle.

  34. "Impact Testing of Composites for Aircraft Engine Fan Containment," SDM Conference, April 16-19, 2001, Seattle.

  35. W. Z. Nie and W.K. Binienda, "Investigation on Oblique Impact Response of Composite Cylindrical Shells," Poster at 10-th International Conference of Fracture, 2-6 December, 2001 Honolulu, Hawaii.

  36. X. Zhou, G. Song, and W. K. Binienda, "Thermal Deformation Compensation of a Composite Beam Using Piezoelectric Actuators," Smart Structures and Integrated Systems Conference, 2002.

  37. S.A. Baraka, W.K. Binienda, and S. R. Tysl, "Evaluation of the Performance of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Composites," EM 2002 Conference, Columbia University, 2002.

  38. W.K. Binienda, W. Brostow, J.A. Hinze and R. Simoes, "Computer Simulation of Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Materials," Proc. 4-th International Conference on Environment, Development & Engineering, 30-38, Krakow, 2002.

  39. G.D. Roberts, J. M. Pereira, D.M. Revilock, and W.K. Binienda, "Analysis of Ballistic Impact of Composite Plates and Rings with Soft Projectile," SDM Conference, Norfolk VA, April, 2003.

  40. S. Acharya, W.K. Binienda, and D. Robinson, "Numerical Modeling of Creep in Polymer matrix Composites with Transverse Isotropy," SDM Conference, Norfolk VA, April, 2003.

  41. V. Dhruva, W.K. Binienda, G.D. Roberts, and D.W. Stresing, "FEA Modeling of a Bird High-Speed Impact Test," SDM Conference, Norfolk VA, April, 2003.

  42. X. Zheng, R.K. Goldberg, W.K. Binienda, and G.D. Roberts, "LSDyna Implementation of Polymer Matrix Composite Model under High Rate Impact," SAMPE Conference, Dayton OH, 2003.

  43. J. Cheng, G.D. Roberts, and W.K. Binienda, "Finite Element Simulation of Soft Projectiles Impacting Composite Targets," SAMPE Conference, Dayton, 2003.

  44. W.K. Binienda, "Advances in Braided Composite Material Modeling," NASA workshop at NASA, July 2003.

  45. W.K. Binienda, "Ls-Dyna Modeling and Material Model Implementation," NASA/UA workshop at The University of Akron, August 2003.

  46. X. Zheng, R.K. Goldberg, W.K. Binienda, and G.D. Roberts, "Development and Implementation of Rate Dependent Composite Material Model for Shell Element Application in LSDYNA," Earth and Space Houston Conference, March 4-11, 2004.

  47. W.K. Binienda, "High Energy Impact of Composite Structures – Ballistic Experiments and Explicit FE Analysis," Warsaw Technical University, SiMR, Warsaw Poland, June 9, 2004.

  48. X. Zheng and W.K. Binienda, "Impact Modeling of Composite Materials with Strain Rate Effect," Crashworthiness of Light-Weight Automotive Structures, Trondheim Norway, June 17-18, 2004.

  49. J. Cheng, M.J. Bennett, W.K. Binienda, and K.S. Carney, "Soft Projectiles Impacting Composite Targets – Experiment and Numerical Simulation," Light-Weight Automotive Structures, Trondheim Norway, June 17-18, 2004.

  50. W.K. Binienda, "High Energy Impact of Composite Structures – Ballistic Experiments and Explicit FE Analysis," University of Lulea, Solid Mechanics Department, Lulea, Sweden, June 23, 2004.

  51. W.K. Binienda, "Model development for Dynamic Behavior of Composites," Lvov Conference, September 2004.

  52. Jingyun Cheng and W.K. Binienda, "Soft Projectile Impact of Composite Targets," Bristol UK Conference, September 2004.

  53. Gary Roberts, Cheryl Bowman, Jingyun Cheng, Timothy Schmidt, and Michael Braley, "Deformation Analysis of Triaxial-Braided Carbon/Epoxy Composites," SEM Conference, June 7-9, 2005

  54. William Arnold, Wieslaw Binienda, and Gary Roberts "Spring/Hydraulic Accelerated Projectile Experiment (SHAPE)," SEM Conference, June 7-9, 2005.

  55. William Arnold, Wieslaw Binienda, Gary Roberts, Michael Pereira, Duane Revilock, and Tim Schmidt, "Motion of Wedge-Shape Projectiles during Gas Gun Impact Tests," SEM Conference, June 7-9, 2005.

  56. Xiahua Zheng, Robert K. Goldberg, Wieslaw Binienda, and Gary Roberts, "Rate Dependent Shell Element Composite Material Model Implementation in LsDyna," SDM Conference 2005.

  57. Wieslaw Binienda, "Application of 3D Braided Graphite/epoxy Composites for Jet Engine Containment Housing," Hamburg University 2005.

  58. Wieslaw Binienda, "Composite Materials under High Energy Impact," Wroclaw University 2005.

  59. Michael Bennett, Charles Ruggeri, Mike Braley, and Wieslaw Binienda, "Application of Braided Composites in Chassis Design of Super Mileage Vehicles," ASC Conference, 2005

  60. Fengxia Ouyang, Sunil Acharya, Wieslaw Binienda, and David Robinson, "Creep Failure in Polymer Composites with Transverse Isotropy: Numerical Approach," ASC Conference 2005.

  61. Jingyun Cheng and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "A modified State Variable Polymer Model Implementation in LsDyna", Earth and Space Conference, 2006.

  62. Michael Bennett, Charles Ruggeri, Wieslaw Binienda and Timothy Schmidt, "Modeling and Testing of Gelatin with High Strain Rate Loading", SEM Annual Conference and Exhibition, St. Louis MI, 2006.

  63. Jingyun Cheng and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "A Numerical Model for Tri-Axially Braided Composites Under High Velocity Soft Projectile Impact", 9-th International LsDyna Users Conference, Detroit MI, 2006.

  64. Daihua Zheng, Jingyun Cheng and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Numerical Modeling of Friction Effects on the Ballistic Impact Response of Single-Ply Tri-Axial Braided Fabric", 9-th International LsDyna Users Conference, Detroit MI, 2006.

  65. Wieslaw Binienda, "Modeling of 3-D Braided Graphite/Epoxy Composite Plate Impacted by a Soft Projectile," Aerospace Group Meeting, LSTC Troy, 2006.

  66. Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Closed-form Prediction of Delamination Threshold for Small Mass Impacts", EMD2007, 18-th Engineering Division Conference, Blacksburg VA, 2007.

  67. Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Influence of Fiber Architecture of Tri-axially Braided Composite on Threshold Impact Velocity", EMD2007, 18-th Engineering Division Conference, Blacksburg VA, 2007.

  68. Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Finite Element Modeling of Multilayer Fabric for Turbofan Engine Containment Systems", EMD2007, 18-th Engineering Division Conference, Blacksburg VA, 2007.

  69. Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Modeling the Dynamic/Impact Behavior of Advanced Composites for Engine fan Containment Application", Aircraft Aging & Durability of NASA Aviation Safety Program Conference, St Louis, 2007.

  70. Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "Full-Field Strain Methods for Investigating Failure Mechanisms in Triaxial Braided Composites", ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Long Beach CA, 2008.

  71. Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "A Modeling Technique and Representation of Failure in the Analysis of Triaxial Braided Carbon Composites" FAA/NASA/DoD Aging Aircraft Conference, Phoenix AZ, 2008.

  72. Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "A Modeling Technique and Representation of Failure in the Analysis of Triaxial Braided Carbon Fiber Composites", NASA TM 215245, 2008.

  73. Charles R. Ruggeri, Gary D. Roberts, Michael Pereira, Wieslaw K. Binienda, and William A. Arnold, "Composite Panel Impact Testing for Initial Material Screening", ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Long Beach CA, 2008.

  74. Wieslaw K. Binienda and Xuetao Li, " A Modified Methodology for Modeling Tri-axial Composite with Trough Thickness Integration Points", ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Long Beach CA, 2008.

  75. Gary D. Roberts, Justin D. Littell, Robert K. Goldberg, and Wieslaw K. Binienda, " Characterization of Failure Mechanisms in Triaxial Braided Composites using Optical Measurement Techniques", ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Long Beach CA, 2008.

  76. Daihua Zheng, and Wieslaw K. Binienda, " A Semianalytical Solution of Wave-controlled Impact on Composite Laminates", ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Long Beach CA, 2008.

  77. Wieslaw Binienda, "Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Braided Composite Materials for Jet Engine Applications", October 2-nd 2008, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.

  78. Gary D. Roberts, and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Damage Evolution in Triaxial Braided Composites Under Quasistatic and Impact Loads", NASA Aviation Safety Conference, Denver, CO October 21, 2008.

  79. Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw K. Binienda, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "A Modeling Technique and Representation of Failure in the Analysis of Triaxial Braided Carbon Fiber Composites" Aging Aircraft Conference, October 22, 2008.

  80. Gary D. Roberts, Robert K. Goldberg, Justin D. Littell, Wieslaw Binienda , William Arnold,and Lee Kohlman, "Characterization of 2D Triaxial Braid Composite Material Properties for Impact Simulation" Crash and Safety Session of AHS International 65-th Annual Forum, May 27-29, 2009, Grapevine, TX.

  81. Xuetao Li, Wieslaw K. Binienda, and Robert K. Goldberg, "Mesomechanical Modeling of Tri-axially Braided Composite", The 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Blacksburg VA, June 24-27, 2009.

  82. Lee W. Kohlman, Wieslaw K. Binienda, and Gary D. Roberts, "Damage and Failure Mechanisms in 2D Tri-axial Braided Carbon Fiber Epoxy Matrix Composites", The 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Blacksburg VA, June 24-27, 2009.

  83. Wieslaw K. Binienda, Lee Kohlman, and Gary Roberts, "Impact Test Methods for Characterizing the Effect of Aging on Triaxial Braided Composites", Aviation Safety, November 17-19, 2009

  84. Wieslaw K. Binienda, Lee Kohlman, and Gary Roberts, "Effect of Hygrothermal Cycling on the Chemical, Thermal, and Mechanical Properties of 862/W Epoxy Resin", Aviation Safety, November 17-19, 2009

  85. Xuetao Li, and Wieslaw K. Binienda, "Mesomechanical Model of Triaxially Braided Composite", NASA Multiscale Modeling Workshop , OAI, July 2009.

  86. Xuetao Li, Wieslaw K. Binienda, W. Lee Kohlman, Robert K. Goldberg, and Gary D. Roberts, "Failure Mechanism Investigation of 2D Triaxially Braided Composite under Different Stress St<atus in Single Layer tensile Tests", ASC and US-Japan Conference Proceedings, Dayton, September 2010.

  87. Wieslaw Binienda, "Advances in Braided Composites - Analysis and Testing", Universite du Main, at Le Mans, France, November 29, 2011.

  88. Wieslaw K. Binienda, Keynote Address: Advances in Testing and Analysis of Aerospace materials and Structures, Special Plenary Session at ASCE Earth and Space Conference, April 17, 2012.

  89. Zhoupei Hu and Wieslaw Binienda, "Simulating the behavior of Tri-axial Braided Composite Subjected to Uniaxial Loading using a Multi-scale model and Finite Element Method", ASCE Earth and Space Conference Proceedings, April 2012.

  90. Wieslaw K. Binienda, Keynote Address: “Simulation of Tu154M airplane crash in Smolensk Russia”, Polish-French Symposium on Mechanics, Warsaw, Poland, May 21, 2012.

  91. Wieslaw K. Binienda, Keynote Address: “Modeling of Damage Progression in Braided Composite Materials subjected to Quasi Static or Impact Loading Conditions”, ISATCA, Beijing China, August 23-24, 2012.

Patents

  • Spring Accelerated Projectile Impactor – UA 530 Provisional together with William Arnold and Dave Mc.Vaney.

  • High Velocity Dynamic Friction Tester Device and Procedure – UA 544 Provisional together with William Arnold.

  • Method for braid analysis – UA 694.

  • Strain Rate Dependent Analysis of Polymer Matrix Composites STRANAL-PMS version 1 and 2 – LEW-17910-1- NCC3-932 together with Robert Goldberg

  • “METHOD FOR STRAIN RATE DEPENDENCE ANALYSIS” US 2010/0299112 Al

  • “INFLATABLE STRUCTURE WITH INTERNAL SUPPORT” US2013/8572911

Awards

  • NASA Lewis Research Center Fellowship (Summer 1989 and  1990)
  • The University of Akron Certificate for The Collaborative Performance Review Process Training for Supervisors ( June 18, 2001 )
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award – Granted by the peer group in the College of Engineering ( April 25, 2002 )
  • The University of Akron Fifteen Year Award ( May 7, 2003 )
  • NASA “Turning Goals Into Reality Award” for valuable contribution to Jet Engine Containment Concepts and Blade-Out Simulation Team and Exceptional Progress Toward Aviation Safety (September 2, 2004)
  • Certificate of Achievement for Faculty Mentor/Learning Assistant Partnership (2004, 2005)
  • Akron Public School Certificate – International Baccalaureate Task Force Certificate ( July 10, 2005 )
  • ASCE 2006 Certificate of Appreciation in recognition for outstanding service.
  • 2007 Educational Talent Search Certificate for the University of Akron’s “College for a Day” Program.
  • ASCE Fellow  - awarded November 9, 2007.
  •  Polonia Technica Certificate of Appreciation September 12, 2007.
  •  “2008 Gold Award” - American Polish Engineering Association.
  • NASA Glenn Patent Award for “Strain Rate Dependent Analysis of Polymer Matrix Composites STRANAL-PMS Version 2” – LEW-17910-1, June 3, 2009.
  • NASA Glenn Technical Brief Award for “A Modeling Technique and Representation of Failure in the Analysis of Triaxial Braided Carbon Fiber Composites” – LEW-18435-1 June 10, 2009.
  • The Louis A. Hill, Jr. Award, April 15, 2010.
  • ASCE Aerospace Division 2010 Outstanding Professional Service Award.
  • ASCE Aerospace Division 2011 Outstanding Technical Contribution Award.

External Committees

  • BUGC Human Resources Task Force, Greater Cleveland Partnership (2003 – present)
  • Technical Advisory Committee for FOSBEL, Inc. (1991 – 1994)
  • ASCE Aerospace Division Executive Committee member (2004 – 2010)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of International Scientific-Technical Conference, “Advance in Petroleum and Gas Industry and Petrochemistry” – Lviv 2009
  • Expert Evaluator for the Foundation of Polish Science,  2008 – present
  • SDM Conference Organizing Committee member and Chair of The Best Student Paper Committee – for 2010 SDM Conference, Orlando FL.

Professional Development

  • NSF Workshop for Engineering Materials Laboratory Teaching – NWU 1989
  • ExCEEd – during CE Head and Chairs meeting 2005

Leadership

  • Led ASCE Aerospace Division, organize Earth and Space Conferences, Sessions for Engineering Mechanics and SDM Conferences, Responsible for Student Paper Competition in 2010 SDM Conference.
  • Developed a project for the formation of the Intelligent Gas Turbine Engine Research Center (1$M equipment funding)– $2M for New Lab Building for the College, Co-director (2003 – present)
  • Created Advisory Council for the Civil Engineering Department (2000 – present)
  • Fundraised for undergraduate scholarships via CFCE (distributed scholarships for over $70k per academic year) ( 2000 – present)
  • Hired faculty members who rank in  the College of Engineering as the highest in publication record and research funding at their ranks  (2002)
  • Initiated a proposal led by the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Akron for the formation of a Transportation Center in cooperation with Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, Central Ohio University, University of Dayton and Case Western Reserve University (2000). Funding at level 0f $2M received for 2006-2010.
  • Secretary - South Shore Yacht Club (2007-2008). 

Research Accomplishments

Current Research Activities

Analysis of the Polish Governmental Plane Crash in Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010

Status Report on Smolensk Crash

High Velocity Impact on Composite Structures (Laminates, Braided Fabrics and Composites) 
Characterization of Aging Influence on Braided Composites

Fracture mechanics and damage growth in composite materials
Stress and deformation analysis in FRP, MMC, BMC and rubber composite materials 
Filament winding process development and analysis
Explicit FEA of Composite Structures - Impact Perforation Analysis 
Nano-coating processing and analysis
Application of Advanced Composites for Retrofitting of Concrete Structures
Functionally Graded Layers Analysis

Research Facilities and Research Group

High Velocity Impact Lab (Gas Gun; Aramis System; Shearography Vacuum Chamber for NDE, Aging Chamber, MTS, etc.)

Computing softwares (ABAQUS, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, PATRAN etc.)

 
Dr. Wieslaw Binienda, Ph.D.

Smolensk Crash News Digest would like to congratulate Dr. Wieslaw Binienda, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, University of Akron, Civil Engineering, on becoming an Expert for the Steering Committee of the President Barack Obama Advanced Manufacturing Initiative AMP 2.0 in the areas of Digital Thread, Integrated Information Systems, Big Data, Analytics and Visualization, and High Performance Computing. More about Dr. Binienda

Visual Tour of Dr. Wieslaw Binienda Scientific Labortory
  • Jet engine of the civilian airplane with small overpass.
    Jet engine of the civilian airplane with small overpass.
  • Inside of the Turbine Laboratory with Tension-Torsion-Internal Pressure testing machine.
    Inside of the Turbine Laboratory with Tension-Torsion-Internal Pressure testing machine.
  • Four post 100 kips MTS servo hydraulic testing machine with running fatigue test.
    Four post 100 kips MTS servo hydraulic testing machine with running fatigue test.
  • Dr. Binienda is checking controllers and data acquisition of the running test.
    Dr. Binienda is checking controllers and data acquisition of the running test.
  • Beam bending fatigue test using 50kips MTS actuator attached to 300kips frame.
    Beam bending fatigue test using 50kips MTS actuator attached to 300kips frame.
  • Beam bending fatigue test using 50kips MTS actuator attached to 300kips frame.
    Beam bending fatigue test using 50kips MTS actuator attached to 300kips frame.
  • Dr. Binienda and his Graduate Student.
    Dr. Binienda and his Graduate Student.
  • Barrel of the gas gun.
    Barrel of the gas gun.
  • Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the gas gun.
    Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the gas gun.
  • Dr. Binienda load specimen fabricated using aluminum alloy typically applied for the airplane wings into the gas gun.
    Dr. Binienda load specimen fabricated using aluminum alloy typically applied for the airplane wings into the gas gun.
  • NASA Pressure Vessel of the gas gun.
    NASA Pressure Vessel of the gas gun.
  • Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the gas gun.
    Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the gas gun.
  • Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the high velocity two shaft rotary testing rig.
    Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the high velocity two shaft rotary testing rig.
  • Bearing testing station.
    Bearing testing station.
  • Membrane with a trigger wire attached to the pressure vessel of the gas gun.
    Membrane with a trigger wire attached to the pressure vessel of the gas gun.
  • Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the Polytech Laser  Vibrometer.
    Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the Polytech Laser Vibrometer.
  • Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the large environmental chamber.
    Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the large environmental chamber.
  • Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the high speed multi channel data acquisition.
    Dr. Binienda demonstrating usage of the high speed multi channel data acquisition.
  • Large environmental chamber.
    Large environmental chamber.
  • High speed finger seal test station.
    High speed finger seal test station.
  • Test station control system.
    Test station control system.
  • Shaker on a vibration free pneumatic table.
    Shaker on a vibration free pneumatic table.
  • High speed finger seal test station.
    High speed finger seal test station.
  • COMAC airplane model – COMAC largest aerospace Chinese corporation visited Akron to initiate cooperation.
    COMAC airplane model – COMAC largest aerospace Chinese corporation visited Akron to initiate cooperation.
  • Helicopter composite Radome for protection of sensitive Radar.
    Helicopter composite Radome for protection of sensitive Radar.
  • Commercial jet windshield cracked due to impact with the volcano dust.
    Commercial jet windshield cracked due to impact with the volcano dust.
  • Close-up up of the windshield damage.
    Close-up up of the windshield damage.
  • T700 tri-axial braided plate for material testing under high energy impact condition.
    T700 tri-axial braided plate for material testing under high energy impact condition.

About University of Akron:

The University of Akron College of Engineering Point of Pride:

• 4th fastest growing undergraduate enrollment in engineering, nationwide, during the last 9 years (colleges with more than 2500 undergraduate students – 79 of 340 colleges have 2500+ enrollment)
– 100% growth in UG enrollment and nearly 50% growth in GRAD enrollment (more than ½ PhD) during this time
• The COE faculty work closely with industry, as evidenced by:
– Over 25% of research expenditures come from industry
– Establishment of the Engineering Research Center, which houses TESL, CenTire, Corrosion Engineering labs, IBER/Conquer Chiari and CAVES (including Ohio’s 3rd Frontier Sensors for Clean Energy)
– Industry support/philanthropic donations (Timken, RPM, Swagelok, Dominion, BP)
• The COE led UA in two rounds of OMIC funding from the State, totaling more than $1.7M. The award from the second round of funding was the 3rd largest of 25 grants awarded in the State
• More than half of the research expenditures at UA ($21.4M of $42.6M for 2013) generated by COE faculty
– 24% have been elected to the grade of Fellow by their professional societies
– Focus areas aligned with the needs of NE Ohio, the state and the nation
• Extensive community engagement, such as:
– Hosted Goodyear Engineering Career Day in 2014, bringing over 3000 students, parents and educators to UA
– Recruiting teams from over 300 companies and agencies attended two college-organized career fairs last year
– Women in Engineering summer camps and Kids Career Day attended by close to 400 K-12 students this past year
– Host PLTW visits, BEST Medicine Engineering Fair (6-12 grades), ASM Camp for HS Teachers
• 42% of entering Honors College Freshmen in 2013 planned to major in engineering

The University of Akron College of Engineering Point of Distinction:

The programs in the College of Engineering, through co-operative education opportunities, student design teams, capstone senior projects and personalized attention from faculty and staff, focus on producing industry-ready engineers who are in high-demand by local, regional and national employers, as evidenced by the greater than 90% placement rate of our graduating students.

• 5th oldest Co-Op program in the US (at 100-years old). 90% of students participate, with 50% hired by their co-op employers. 900 co-ops placed in 35 states last year. Over 90% of graduating seniors are placed within 6 months of graduation
• Top-performing national student design teams in Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe and Chem-E Car, as well as internationally-recognized and award-winning teams in Formula SAE, AeroDesign SAE and Robotics
• Award-winning, productive and dedicated faculty, as evidenced by
– Around 90% of courses are taught by full-time faculty with Ph. D. degrees
– Faculty serve as student advisors (undergraduates and graduates)
– 3 annual UA awards this year were from the COE (Hartley, Puskas, Zhao)
• Engineering students graduate with an average student loan debt of around $10,000, compared with $23,000 for all UA graduating seniors
• Only college in the US that offers B.S. programs in Aerospace Systems Engineering (except USAFA) and Corrosion Engineering
• The COE has multiple strategies to move technologies to the market place from faculty and students:
– 4 of 5 UA NSF I-Corps teams and all 5 UA Ohio 3rd Frontier Tech Validation and Start-Up grants (highest number in the State)
– 18 of 54 UARF-affiliated start-up companies
– ASTI, which followed the TESL agreement with Timken
• To better serve industry partners and two-year programs, the COE (through the MDI program) will
– Deliver the M.S. Engineering Management program (with CBA) on-line
– Place important, sophomore year engineering courses on-line to better facilitate the transfer of students at partner community colleges (Stark State, Tri-C, etc.) to UA
• Currently active research grants for $81M
– Research expenditure rapidly increasing

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University of Akron, Department of Civil Engineering

 

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