The ADEPT project aimed to improve the effectiveness of the prediction of the overall behavior, including failure, of composite structures. The project sought to provide a valid alternative to the traditional building block approach used in the development and certification of aerospace composite structures.

ReMDiS 3D Software

During the years between 2008-2011 our group has developed a set of computational tools that exploit digital images to determine the displacement and strain fields associated with the deformation of continuum systems. RemDis 3D is the latest of these tools that has been found to exhibit extremely high performance characteristics in terms of both accuracy and efficiency when compared with traditional methods such as Digital Image Correlation.

Integrated Underwater Hull Shield

The underwater hulls of U. S. Navy ships have three (3) key components for corrosion and biological fouling control:

  • Cathodic Protection (CP) to protect exposed metallic materials
  • An anti-corrosion coating (AC) system to reduce exposed bare metallic surface area
  • An anti-fouling (AF) coating system to minimize the effects of biological growth that increases drag and correspondingly fuel consumption.
Architecture and Implementation of Data Driven Environment for Multiphysics Appplications

In collaboration with Stanford, Purdue universities and the Universities of Maryland Baltimore County and Thessaly (Greece), on May 2003, our team has proposed a three layered architecture for a Data Driven Environment for Multiphysics Applications.

Completion of 6-Axes Robotic Loader

On May 2011, our team has successfully completed the construction and verification of the "NRL66.3" multiaxial robotic material testing loader.

First Industrial Rate Campaign of Multiaxial Tests

On May and June 2011, our team has successfully completed the first campaign of multiaxial tests of composite material specimens for the purpose of identifying their constitutive law characterization.