Henry L. Kinnier Professor (emeritus)

Mailing Address

Applied Mechanics Program, University of Virginia, Thornton Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2442
Phone: (804) 924-3605
FAX (804) 982-2951


Carl T. Herakovich took emeritus status in May, 1998. At that time he was the Henry L. Kinnier Professor in Civil Engineering, and Director of the Applied Mechanics Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. He joined the faculty of the University of Virginia with a two-year appointment to the Center for Advanced Studies in 1987.

Professor Herakovich's primary research interest is mechanics of composite materials with emphasis on theo- retical modeling and experimental correlation. His book, Mechanics of Fibrous Composites, was published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. in 1998. Research activities of particular interest include: interlaminar stresses, failure, fracture, damage, dimensional stability, thermal effects, nonlinear material response, test methods, environ- mental effects, and micromechanics. Experimental methods, finite element stress analysis and analytical methods are employed in his research. His experience includes work with a wide variety of polymeric and metal matrix, fibrous composite materials. He has over 125 papers and 6 books as editor to his credit. Over forty-five graduate students have completed degrees under his direction. Herakovich has been a principal investigator on numerous government and industrial research projects. He has lectured in many countries around the world.
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