Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Class Elasticity, Applied structure, Analytical mechanics
Research fields Advanced composite materials, Mechanics of materials, Fracture mechanics, Numerical analysis, Non-destructive inspection
email akinori.yoshimura@ (Add ‘mae,nagoya-u.ac.jp’)
Innovation in the materials have always caused the innovations in the aerospace vehicles. Improvement of the material performance and application of the new materials have an strong effect on the breakthrough of the performance of the airplanes and space vehicles. Thus, more effort for the invention of the new materials and improvement of the performance of the existing materials is necessary.
In the aerospace vehicle, structural weight directly affects its performance. Thus lightweight is a key factor. Advanced composite materials have very high stiffness and very high strength besides their density is low. The application of the advanced composite materials is essential for the performance improvement of modern aerospace vehicle. Our research group conducts various kinds of studies on the advanced composite materials including carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), through the experiments and simulations.
Our research can reveal the detailed failure process of the advanced composite material, for example, and can contribute to the development of more efficient and safer aerospace vehicle.