A Stochastic Approach to Structural Health Monitoring of Advanced Composites

Sponsor: U.S. Army Research Office

The goal is to derive a fundamental understanding of the physical phenomena that are unique to multiple damage modes and failure mechanisms in composites with significant material/geometric complexity and under complex loading. A stochastic multiscale analysis will be developed to address propagation of uncertainty across the length scales. Methodological developments will be steered by a closed-loop validation plan that incorporates both simulation and experimental test data focused on test articles relevant to Army applications. The research output is expected to make a significant impact on a number of U.S. Army applications including armored vehicles, rotary wing aircraft, and missiles.