10 Feb The PhD thesis “A constitutive model for fatigue and residual strength predictions of composite laminates” has been presented by Jordi Llobet
On January 29th, AMADE researcher Jordi Llobet Vallejo has presented his PhD thesis in the University of Girona. His contribution “A constitutive model for fatigue and residual strength predictions of composite laminates” deals with the fatigue issue of composites structures. In general, composites present an exceptional fatigue performance when compared to their metal counterparts. The substitution of metallic alloys by composites has been a great success in the aerospace industry. Despite the apparent advantages of composites against fatigue, questions about the reliability and lifetime performance of advanced composites remain unsolved and should be answered comprehensively in order to enable their use as primary structural materials. The investigation has focused on the experimental characterization and simulation methods for the design of advanced composites under fatigue loads.
The thesis has been supervised by Dr. Pere Maimí (UdG) and it has been defended before a panel formed by
Dr. Christian Hochard (Université Aix-Marseille), Dr. Paolo Andrea Carraro (University of Padova) and Dr. Norbert Blanco (UdG).
The AMADE research group congratulates the new doctor and wishes him a successful research career.