Contractor reports

Papers

Masters and PHd Thesis

  • Wilson, Tim, "Modeling of In-Plane and Interlaminar Fatigue Behavior of Glass and Carbon Fiber Composite Materials," M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University, 2007. [PDF]
  • Collett, Aaron, "A Validation Study of the Montana State University In-Plane Loader,"M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University, 2006. [PDF]
  • Bundy, Bryan, "Use of Pultruded Carbon Fiber / Epoxy Inserts as Reinforcement in Composite Structures," M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University, 2005. [PDF]
  • Mastbergen, Dan, "Modeling of a Pressure Bag Molding Process for Wind Turbine Blades," M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University, 2004. [PDF]
  • Ritter, Will, "Application of Energy Methods to Modeling Failures in Composite Materials and Structures," M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University, 2004. [PDF]
  • LarsenErik, "Pressure Bag Molding: Manufacturing, Mechanical Testing, Non-Destructive Evaluationand Analysis," Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University, 2004. [PDF]
  • Agastra, Tiok, "Mixed Mode Delamination of Glass Fiberglass/Polymer Matrix Composite Materials," Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 2003. [PDF]
  • Wang, Lei, "Effects of In-plane Fiber Waviness on the Properties of Composite Materials," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 2001. [PDF]
  • Wahl, Neil, "Spectrum Fatigue Lifetime and Residual Strength for Fiberglass Laminates," Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University, 2001. [PDF]
  • Evertz, Russell, "Investigation of Core Closeouts in Fiber-Reinforced Sandwich Laminates," M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University, 2001. [PDF]
  • Turoski, Luke, "Effects of manufacturing defects on the strength of toughened carbon/epoxy prepreg composites", M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, 2000. [PDF]
  • Rossell, Scott, "Fluid Flow Modeling of Resin Transfer Molding for Composite Material Wind Turbine Blade Structures," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 2000. [PDF]
  • Morehead, Robert, "Fatigue of Skin-Stiffener Intersections in Composite Wind Turbine Blade Substructures," M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, 2000. [PDF]
  • Li, Mei, "Temperature and Moisture Effects on Composite Materials for Wind Turbine Blades," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 2000. [PDF]
  • Samborsky, Daniel, "Fatigue of E-glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials and Substructures," M.S. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University, 1999. [PDF]
  • Sears, Aaron, "Experimental Validation of Finite Element Techniques for Buckling and Post buckling of Composite Sandwich Shells," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1999. [PDF]
  • Orozco, Ricardo, "Effects of Toughened Matrix Resins on Composite Materials for Wind Turbine Blades," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1999. [PDF]
  • Haugen, Darrin J., "Fracture of Skin-Stiffener intersections in Composite Wind Turbine Blade Structures," M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, 1999. [PDF]
  • Scott, Ethan, "Effects of Ply Drops on the Fatigue Resistance of Composite Materials and Structures," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1997. [PDF]
  • Humbert, Dell, "Modeling of Resin Transfer Molding of Composite Materials With Orientated Unidirectional Plies," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1996. [PDF]
  • Bian, Jinhua, "Fiberglass Composite Tensile Fatigue Resistance: Fiber Surface Damage Analysis and Fatigue Resistant Fiber Coating," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1996. [PDF]
  • Combs, David, "Design, Analysis and Testing of a Wind Turbine Blade Substructure," M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, 1995. [PDF] 
  • Wei, Guangxi, "High Cycle Longitudinal and Transverse Fatigue of Unidirectional Glass/Polyester Composites," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1995. [PDF]
  • Belinky, Andrew, "High Cycle Compressive Fatigue of Unidirectional Glass/Polyester Performed at High Frequency," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1994. [PDF]
  • Hedley, Chuck, "Mold Filling Parameters in Resin Transfer Molding," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1994. [PDF]
  • Pan, Rena, "Fatigue Behavior of Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials for Wind Turbine Blades," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1994. [PDF]
  • Shrinivas, Modayur, "Three Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Matrix Cracks in Multidirectional Composite Laminates," M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, 1993. [PDF]
  • Creed, Richard, "High Cycle Tensile Fatigue of Unidirectional Fiberglass Composite Tested at High Frequency," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1993. [PDF]
  • Reed, Robert, "Long Term Fatigue of Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials for Wind Turbine Blades," M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1991. [PDF]