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Fy2006 progress report for automotive lightweighting materials ...

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E2411 lafferre hall / mae dept., columbia, mo 65211 ... properties of short- and long-fiber-reinforced polymer composites. approach.
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FY 2006 Progress Report Automotive Lightweighting MaterialsM. Incorporating Higher-Order Tensors in the Computation of PolymerComposite Mechanical PropertiesPrincipal Investigator (PI): Douglas E. SmithUniversity of Missouri at ColumbiaE2411 Lafferre Hall / MAE Dept., Columbia, MO 65211(573) 884-6552; fax: (573) 884-5090; e-mail: [email protected] Area Development Manager: Joseph A. Carpenter(202) 586-1022; fax: (202) 586-1600; e-mail: [email protected]: David A. Jack and Elijah C. Caselman, University of Missouri at ColumbiaContractor: University of Missouri at ColumbiaContract No.: NSF Grant DMI-0522694Objective• Develop a predictive capability that incorporates higher-order orientation tensors to evaluate mechanicalproperties of short- and long-fiber-reinforced polymer composites.Approach• Development of a model for predicting mechanical properties from higher-order orientation tensors derivedfrom flow simulations or measurements that are not lim...