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  1. Constructing Tesnegrity-Inspired Microstructures in a Polymer Nanocomposite With Cellulosic Nanomaterials

    20 May 2020 | Contributor(s):: Orr, Matthew Philip

    Advisors: Meisha L Shofner, Karl Jacob, Christopher Luettgen, Carson Meredith, Donggang YaoThe objective of this research is to develop and investigate prescribed microstructures based on the idea of tensegrity in a semicrystalline thermoplastic polymer matrix with cellulose nanomaterials (CNs)....

  2. Topics in Stress-Induced Instabilities and Phase Transitions in Lattice-Based Solids

    14 Jan 2020 | Contributor(s):: Salahshoor Pirsoltan, Hossein

    Advisors: Julian J Rimoli, George Kardomateas, Dennis M Kochmann, Massimo Ruzzene, Arash YavariMechanical response of a lattice-based solid, where the entire system is built up by a repetitive translation of a unit cell along its principal axes, manifests itself in changes either in the macro or...