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Fertig Research Group: Physics-Based Multi-scaled Modeling of Material Failure

Reliability Prediction in Composite Structures: A defense sensitive multi-scale stotastic model


Ray Fertig

Our group is devoted to developing validated physics-based multiscale models for material failure. We combine full-scale virtual experiments, in-situ observations of microscopic failure mechanisms, and macroscale tests with high-resolution full-field strain measurements to develop an intuition for the physical nature of failure and to validate our multiscale models. Most recently we have focused on fiber reinforced composite failure, microcracking in porous ceramics, and dislocation structure engineering in thin films. Please enjoy some of the movies (below) that we have produced in our group for better understanding material failure. Read More

Compression Failure of Cured Epoxy

Transverse Compression Failure of a Carbon/Epoxy Composite

Transverse Tension Failure of a Carbon/Epoxy Composite at High Temperature



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Ray S. Fertig III
University of Wyoming
Mechanical Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307.766.3647
Email: rfertig@uwyo.edu

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