Henry L. Kinnier Professor (emeritus)
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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