Publications
Refereed Journal Publications
 Morrison, A. C., M. R. Garnich, and R. S. Fertig III (2016), Reliability Analysis of a Woven Composite PiJoint Structure, In review.
 Sanei, S. H. R., E. J. Barsotti, D. A. Leonhardt, and R. S. Fertig III. (2016), Characterization, Synthetic Generation,
and Statistical Equivalence of Composite Microstructures, Journal of Composite Materials, In Press.
 Jensen, E. M. and R. S. Fertig (2016), PhysicsBased Multiscale
Creep Strain and Creep Rupture Modeling for Composite Materials, AIAA Journal, Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 703711.
 Sanei, S. H. R. and R. S. Fertig III. (2016), Lengthscale
dependence of variability in epoxy modulus extracted from composite prepreg, Polymer Testing, Vol. 50, pp. 297300.
 Fertig III, R. S. and S. Nickerson. (2015), Towards Prediction of
Thermally Induced Microcrack Initiation and Closure in Porous Ceramics, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 99, No. 2, pp. 581588.
 Sanei, S. H. R. and R. S. Fertig III (2015), Uncorrelated
Volume Element for Stochastic Modeling of Microstructures Based on Local Fiber Volume Fraction Variation,
Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 117, pp. 191198.
 Frensemeier, M., J. S. Kaiser, C. P. Frick, A. S. Schneider, E. Arzt, R. S. Fertig III, E. Kroner. (2015),
A Novel Approach Towards TemperatureInduced Switchable
Adhesion using NickelTitaniumPolydimethylsiloxane Hybrid Surfaces, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 25, No. 20, 30133021.
 Jensen, E. M., D. A. Leonhardt, and R. S. Fertig III. (2015),
Effects of Thickness and Fiber Volume Variations on Composite Strain
Field Homogeneity, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 69, pp. 178185.
 Hoyt, A. J., C. M. Yakacki, R. S. Fertig III, R. D. Carpenter, and C. P. Frick. (2015),
Monotonic and cyclic loading behavior of porous scaffolds made from poly(paraphenylene) for orthopedic applications, Journal of the Mechanical
Behavior of Biomedical Materials , Vol. 41, pp. 136148.
 Malusare, K. A. and R. S. Fertig III. (2014), Composite interaction energy and constituent average
stresses for predicting composite failure, AIAA Journal, Vol. 52, No. 11, pp. 24552461.
 Fertig III, R. S. and S. P. Baker. (2012), Capture crosssection of threading
dislocations in thin films, Materials Science and Engineering A
, Vol. 551, pp. 6772.
 Fertig III, R. S. and S. P. Baker. (2011), Threading dislocation interactions
in an inhomogeneous stress field: A statistical model,
Scripta Materialia, Vol. 65, No. 5,
pp. 384387.
 Fertig III, R. S. and S. P. Baker. (2010), Dislocation dynamics simulations of
dislocation interactions and stresses in thin films ,
Acta Materialia, Vol. 58, No. 15, pp. 52065218.
 Fertig III, R. S. and S. P. Baker. (2009), Simulation of dislocations and strength in
thin films: A review, Progress in Materials Science, Vol. 54, No. 6, pp.874908.
 Fertig III, R. S. and M. R. Garnich. (2004), Influence of constituent properties and
microstructural parameters on the tensile modulus of a polymer/clay nanocomposite,
Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 64, No. 16, pp. 25772588.
Conference Proceedings and Reports
 Sanei, S. H. R., E. J. Barsotti, and R. S. Fertig III (2017), Stochastic multiscale approach to predict failure initiation and progression in composite materials,
accepted for presentation at SciTech 2017, Grapevine, TX, January 913, 2017.
 Bhuiyan, F. H., and R. S. Fertig III (2017), A PhysicsBased Combined Creep and Fatigue Methodology for FiberReinforced Polymer Composites, accepted for presentation
at SciTech 2017, Grapevine, TX, January 913, 2017.
 Sanei, S. H. R., E. J. Barsotti, and R. S. Fertig III (2016), Stochastic failure analysis of an uncorrelated volume element using extended finite element method,
Proceedings of the ASC 31st Technical Conference, Williamsburg, VA, September 1921, 2016.
 Bhuiyan, F. H., and R. S. Fertig III (2016), A multiscale approach for progressive fatigue failure modelling of a woven composite RVE, Proceedings of the ASC 31st Technical
Conference, Williamsburg, VA, September 1921, 2016.
 Kuhn, K. and R. S. Fertig III (2016), A physicsbased fatigue life prediction for composite delamination subject to Mode I loading, Proceedings of the ASC 31st Technical
Conference, Williamsburg, VA, September 1921, 2016.
 Monpara, G. and R. S. Fertig III. (2016), Characterization of waterepoxy interactions with spectroscopic methods in epoxy, Proceedings of the ASC 31st Technical Conference,
Williamsburg, VA, September 1921, 2016.
 Fertig III, R. S., G. Monpara, D. H. Robbins, Jr. (2016), Effect of notchinduced strain gradients on the applicability of multiscale approaches for woven composites:
combined experimental and computational investigation, Proceedings of the ASC 31st Technical Conference, Williamsburg, VA, September 1921, 2016.
 Sanei, S. H. R. and R. S. Fertig III (2016), "Effect of fiber morphology on the stiffness and strength distributions of fiber reinforced polymers," SAMPE Long Beach 2016,
Long Beach, CA, May 2326, 2016.
 Mavriplis, D. J., E. Anderson, R. S. Fertig III, and M. R. Garnich (2016) Development of a HighFidelity TimeDependent AeroStructural Capability for Analysis
and Design, Scitech 2016, San Diego, CA, January 48, 2016.
 Bhuiyan, F. H., D. J. Mavriplis, and R. S. Fertig III (2016) Predicting Composite Fatigue Life of Wind Turbine Blades Using ConstituentLevel Physics and
Realistic Aerodynamic Loads, Scitech 2016, San Diego, CA, January 48, 2016.
 Monpara, G., D. H. Robbins Jr., and R. S. Fertig III. (2015), Effect of NotchInduced Strain Gradients on the Applicability of Multiscale Approaches
for Woven Composites, American Society for Composites: 30th Technical Conference, East Lansing, MI, September 2830, 2015.
 Jensen, E. M. and R. S. Fertig III. (2015),
Combined multiscale creep strain and creep rupture modeling for
composite materials, Scitech 2015, Kissimmee, FL, January 59, 2015. AIAA 20151360.
 Sanei, S. H. R. and R. S. Fertig III. (2015),
Multiscale stochastic analysis of FRPbased on variability in
fiber volume fraction, epoxy stiffness and strength, Scitech 2015, Kissimmee, FL, January 59, 2015. AIAA 20151361.
 Fertig III, R. S. and S. Nickerson. (2014), Mechanical Modeling of Microcracked Porous Ceramics,
Proceedings of the 38th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach,
FL, January 2631, 2014. (Invited)
 Fertig III, R. S., E. M. Jensen, and K. A. Malusare. (2014),
Effect of Fiber Volume Fraction Variation Across Multiple
Length Scales on Composite Stress Variation: The Possibility of Stochastic Multiscale Analysis,
Scitech 2014, National Harbor, MD, January 1217, 2014. AIAA 20141169.
 Malusare, K. A. and R. S. Fertig III. (2013), Benchmarking of lamina failure tests from WWFEI and WWFEII with a
threeparameter micromechanicsbased matrix failure theory, Presented at International Conference
on Future Technologies for Wind Energy, Laramie, WY, October 79, 2013.
 Jensen, E. M. and R. S. Fertig III. (2013), Strength Distribution Comparison of Aerospace and Wind Energy Carbon Fiber
Reinforced Epoxy, Presented at International Conference on Future Technologies for
Wind Energy, Laramie, WY, October 79, 2013.
 Malusare, K. A. and R. S. Fertig III. (2013), On the Use of Volume Average Constituent Stresses for Predicting Composite Failure,
54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
, Boston, MA, April 811, 2013. AIAA20131723.
 Garnich, M. R., R. S. Fertig III, and E. Anderson. (2013), Random Fiber Micromechanics of Fatigue Damage,
54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Boston, MA, April 811, 2013. AIAA 20131656
 Fertig III, R. S.and S. Nickerson (2013),
Towards a Multiscale Model of ThermallyInduced Microcracking in Porous Ceramics,
37th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites Conference Proceedings
, Daytona Beach, FL, January 27 February 1, 2013.
 Fertig III, R. S. and F. Meng (2012), Simulation of Microcracked Material Behavior: Effects of Porosity and Friction,
Final Technical Report prepared for Corning, Inc., 38 pp.
 Garnich, M. R., R. Zhu, R. S. Fertig III, and E. M. Anderson. (2012), Micromechanics of Fatigue
Damage in Unidirectional Polymer Composites, 53rd AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC
Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, HI, April 2326, 2012. AIAA 20121650
 Fertig III, R. S. and D. R. Robbins (2012), Efficient Multiscale Methodology for Predicting
Effect of Foreign Object Damage in SiC/SiC CMCs, 36th Annual Conference
on Composites, Materials, and Structures, Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral, FL, January 2326, 2012.
 Fertig III, R. S. and D. R. Robbins (2011), Physicsbased Modeling of Foreign Object Damage in Ceramic Matrix Composites
, NASA SBIR Phase I Final Report, NASA Contract NNX11CD78P, 31 pp.
 Fertig III, R. S. and D. J. Kenik (2011), PhysicsBased Fatigue Life Prediction of Composite Structures
, NAFEMS World Congress 2011, Boston, MA, May 2326, 2011.
 Fertig III, R. S., J. Stack, and A. Biskner (2011), Modeling Damage Tolerance in Composite Structures:
Selecting Material Degradation Parameters, SAMPE 2011, , Long Beach, CA, May 2011.
 Fertig III, R. S. and D. J. Kenik (2011), Predicting composite fatigue life using constituentlevel physics,
52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference,
Denver, CO, April 47, 2011.
 Garnich III, M. R., J. A. Schultz, and R. S. Fertig (2011), Mesomechanics Modeling of Textile Composites,
52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference,
Denver, CO, April 47, 2011.
 Nickerson, S., R. S. Fertig III, S. Niesent (2010), Thermally Activated Microcrack Dynamics and the Kinetic Theory of Fracture,
Corning Internal Report, R109519, 43 pp.
 Nelson, E. E., J. Stack, R. S. Fertig III, and A. Biskner (2010), Novel Experimental and Analytical Methods for Designing DamageTolerant Structures,
Air Force SBIR Phase I Final Technical Report, AFRLRBWPTR20103054, 56 pp.
 Fertig III, R. S. (2010), A Computationally Efficient Method for Multiscale Modeling of Composite Materials: Extending
Multicontinuum Theory to Complex 3D Composites, SAMPE 2010 Fall Technical Conference,
Salt Lake City, UT, October 1114, 2010.
 Fertig III, R. S. (2010), An accurate and efficient method for constituentbased progressive failure modeling of a woven
composite, Supplemental Proceedings: Volume 2: Materials Characterization, Computation, Modeling,
and Energy, Seattle, WA, February 1418, 2010, pp. 223230.
 Fertig III, R. S. and S. P. Baker (2010), Multiscale modeling of thin films: Linking dislocation dynamics with macroscopic
mechanical behavior, Supplemental Proceedings: Volume 2: Materials Characterization, Computation,
Modeling, and Energy, Seattle, WA, February 1418, 2010, pp. 3340.
 Key, C. T., R. S. Fertig III, W. Gregory, and J. Gorfain (2010), Evaluation of an alternative composite failure model under
dynamic loading, Society of Experimental Mechanics IMACXXVIII Conference, February 14, 2010.
 Fertig III, R. S. (2009), Bridging the gap between physics and largescale structural analysis: A novel method
for fatigue life prediction of composites, SAMPE Fall Technical Conference Proceedings:
Global Materials Technology: Soaring to New Horizons, Wichita, KS, October 1922, 2009.
 Nelson, E. E., J. A. Gies, R. S. Fertig III, and A. C. Hansen (2009), The virtues of multicontinuum mechanics for composites
analysis, 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference,
Palm Springs, CA, May 47, 2009.
 Fertig III, R. S. and S. P. Baker (2007), Relationship between film stress and dislocation microstructure evolution in
thin films, MRS 2007 Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, published in Microelectromechanical
Systems Materials and Devices (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1052, Warrendale, PA) DD0706,
Boston, MA, 2007.
 Fertig III, R. S. and M. R. Garnich (2004), Prediction of elastic modulus in polymer clay nanocomposites,
SAMPE 2004 ,
Long Beach, CA, 2004.
