Hong Tae Kang
University of Michigan
DurabilitySpot weldingUltimate tensile strengthEngineeringFatigue limitFinite element methodComposite materialMetallurgyMaterials scienceWeldingJoint (geology)Magnesium alloyCarbon fiber reinforced polymerStructural stressAluminiumFiberMagnesiumVibration fatigueStructural engineeringAdhesiveStress (mechanics)
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#1Qingping Sun (NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)H-Index: 8
#2Haiding Guo (NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)H-Index: 11
Last. Xuming Su (Ford Motor Company)H-Index: 18
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Abstract This study investigates the failure mechanisms of notched unidirectional (UD) carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminates subjected to longitudinal compressive loading. A sequence of failure initiation and propagation is observed based on optical microscopy images of specimens during failure. The micrographs reveal that the main failure mechanism in UD laminates is fiber kinking failure. The influence of manufacturing defects and voids on fiber kinking mechanisms is also analyzed. ...
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#1Qingping Sun (NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)H-Index: 8
#2Zhaoxu Meng (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 13
Last. Xuming Su (Ford Motor Company)H-Index: 18
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Abstract A multi-scale computational analysis based on representative volume element (RVE) modeling and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations is developed to investigate the microscopic failure mechanisms of unidirectional (UD) carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites. The average properties of the 200-nm thickness interphase region between fiber and matrix are characterized through MD simulations and an analytical gradient model. The results demonstrate that the interphase region has hig...
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#1Haolong Liu (NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)H-Index: 5
#2Haitao Cui (NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)H-Index: 11
Last. Carlos Engler-Pinto (Ford Motor Company)H-Index: 10
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Static longitudinal/transverse tensile tests for unidirectional carbon fiber/polymer (T300/924) laminates and laminates with lay-ups [0/±45/0/90]s at various void levels were conducted, and degradations in stiffness/strength were observed with the presence of voids. The void levels were controlled by compression pressure during the compression molding process. The characterization of voids was achieved by digital microscopy image analysis; the density distributions of equivalent diameters and as...
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#1Xianjun Sun (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 1
#1Xianjun Sun (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 5
Last. Danielle Zeng (Ford Motor Company)H-Index: 14
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#1Zhigang Wei (Tenneco)H-Index: 7
#2Limin Luo (Tenneco)H-Index: 5
Last. Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
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#1Haolong Liu (NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)H-Index: 5
#2Haitao Cui (NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)H-Index: 11
Last. Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
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#1Haibin Tang (NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)H-Index: 5
#2Zhangxing ChenH-Index: 7
Last. Xuming SuH-Index: 18
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#1Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
#2Yung-Li Lee (FCA US LLC: Chrysler Group LLC)H-Index: 13
Last. Xiao Wu (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 3
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Abstract This study investigated a fatigue life prediction method based on extensive experiment results of cast aluminum alloy Al319-T7 subjected to repeated thermal and mechanical loading. Cyclic tests and fully reversed fatigue test results of the material were obtained from the specimens subjected to three different strain rates (5x10-5, 5x10-4 and 5x10-3) and various temperature conditions. At each strain rate the specimens were subjected to room temperature (25°C), 150°C, 200°C, 250°C and 3...
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#1Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
#2Sai Boorgu (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 1
Various light materials including aluminum alloys and magnesium alloys are being used to reduce the weight of vehicle structures. Joining of dissimilar materials is always a challenging task to construct a solid structure. Self-piercing rivet (SPR) joint is one of various joining methods for dissimilar materials. Front shock tower structures were constructed with magnesium alloy (AM60) joined to aluminum alloy (Al6082) by SPR joints. To evaluate the durability performance of the SPR joints in th...
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