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Sundararajan wrote at 2013-07-12 20:28:37
MSC Nastran and most other FEM give an output called failure index for composite 2D and 3D elements. It is possible to find the safety factor using this output.


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Structural Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Structural Analysis, Material Modeling (numerical, analytical), Testing (mechanical, aging, etc.) of Composites and Polymers, mainly Polymer Matrix and to lesser extent Materials Science and Processing of same. See http://mysite.verizon.net/everbarbero/

Experience

Working with Composites since 1983, two patents.

Organizations
Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Materials Process Engineering SAMPE
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME
Member, American Society for Testing Materials ASTM
Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA
Member, American Society of Engineering Education ASEE

Publications
100+ peer reviewed papers on every major journal on composites and mechanics
Introduction to Composite Materials Design, ISBN: 1-56032-701-4, http://www.mae.wvu.edu/barbero/icmd/
Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials, ISBN: 1-4200-5433-3, http://www.mae.wvu.edu/barbero/feacm/

Education/Credentials
PhD Engineering Science, 1989, Virginia Tech.
BSME, BSEE, 1983, UNRC.

Education/Credentials
PhD Engineering Science, 1989, Virginia Tech.
BSME, BSEE, 1983, UNRC.

Awards and Honors
SAMPE Fellow (2006).
ASME Fellow (2003).
Best Overall Paper Award, Combined Composite Expo’99 and ASCE Materials Conference’99, Cincinnati, OH.
Best Paper Award, 1999 ASME J. of Composites for Construction, Vol. 4, No. 4, p. 185-191.
MAE Alumni Academy Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1999.
SAMPE Faculty Advisor Award 1998.
Researcher of the Year, College of Engineering, WVU, 1996.
Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Engineering, WVU, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999.
Best Advanced-Composite Paper Award, Composite Institute, Society of the Plastic Industry, 1994.
Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award, College of Engineering, WVU, 1992.

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