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CAMX 2014

First Place: Crash Performance of Variable Stiffness Braided Fiber Glass Composites
   Ryan P. Emerson, PPG Fiber Glass Reinforcement Technology Center and Brandon C. Strohminger, A&P Technology

Second Place: Thin Ply: From Size-Effect Characterization to Real Life Design
   Robin Amacher, Wayne Smith, North Thin Ply Technology SARL; Clemens Dransfeld, Institute of Polymer Engineering, FHNW; John Botsis, and Joël Cugnoni Lab. of Applied Mechanics and Reliability Analysis, EPFL

Third Place: Void Modeling in Resin Infusion
   Andrew George, Mark Brandley, Rachael Dart, and David Fullwood, Brigham Young University

SAMPE Seattle 2014

First Place: Characterization of Wet-Glass-Transition Temperatures for High Temperature Polymers
   C.W. Lee, K.A. Tienda, B. Brockman, T. Gibson, Air Force Research Laboratory and University of Dayton Research Institute; T.M. Storage, Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, OH

Second Place: Continuous On-Line Analysis of the Matrix Flow Through Manipulated RTM Preforms Compared To Numerical Filling Simulations
   H. Grössing, S. Kaufmann, R. Schledjewski, Montanuniversität Leoben

Third Place: Materials, Manufacturing and Test Development of a Composite Fan Blade Leading Edge Subcomponent for Improved Impact Resistance
   K.M. Handschuh, S.G. Miller, M.J. Sinnott, L.W. Kohlman, G.D. Roberts, J.M. Pereira, C.R. Ruggeri, NASA Glenn Research Center

SAMPE 2013 Long Beach

First Place: An Additive Manufactured Wing: The Design and Analysis of Thin-Wall Structures
   D.S. Campbell, Aurora Flight Sciences

Second Place: Small-Sample Test Methods for Assessing the Compatibility of Alternative Fuels with Polymeric Materials
   J. Graham, University of Dayton Research Institute

Third Place: Progressive Damage Modeling of Durable Bonded Joint Technology
   F.A. Leone, C.G. Davila, S.-y. Lin, S. Smeltzer, NASA Langley Research Center; D. Girolamo, North Carolina State University; S. Ghose, J.C. Guzman, D.A. McCarville, The Boeing Company


First Place: Out-of-Autoclave Prepreg Processing: Effect of Integrated Geometric Features on Part Quality
   S.M. Hughes, P. Hubert, McGill University, Canada

Second Place: VARTM Adhesion to Pre-Cured Composite Substrates
   M.R. Gordon, R. Byron Pipes, R. Sterkenburg, L.M. Weibler, I.C. Coker, Purdue University

Third Place: A Rapid Heating Process for Out-Of-Autoclave Curing of Toughened Epoxy Prepregs
   D. Brosius, B. Luedtke, Quickstep Composites LLC; K.Gruenberg, Vector Composites, Inc.


First Place: New Approach to Manufacture Thermoplastic Composites Using In-situ Impregnation Tape Placement Process
   M. Brzeski, P. Mitschang, Institut fuer Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Germany

Second Place: Continuous Fabrication of Ultrastrong, Flexible and Highly Conductive Carbon Nanotube Composites
   X. Wang, Q. Jiang, P. D. Bradford, Y. Zhu, North Carolina State University

Third Place: Functional Polyacrylonitrile–Polyacrylonitrile/Carbon Nanotube Bi-Component Fibers
   A.-T. Chien, P.V. Gulgunje, H.G. Chae, A. Joshi, J. Moon, B. Feng, G.P. Peterson, S. Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology


First Place: Impact Behaviour of a Butt Jointed Thermoplastic Stiffened Skin Panel
   Jaap Willem van Ingen, Pieter Lantermans, Ivo Lippers, Fokker Aerostructures B. V., The Netherlands

Second Place: Selection and Validation of a Minimum-cost Cold Water Pipe Material, Configuration, and Fabrication Method for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Systems
   Alan K. Miller, Ted Rosario, Matt Ascari, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Third Place: Embedded Alumina Nanoparticles as Diagnostic Coatings for Structures
   Ashley S. Jones, Gregory Freihofer, Kevin Lautenslager, Will Gysi, Axel Schülzgen, Seetha Raghavan, University of Central Florida; Emrecan Ergin, Chalmers University of Technology; Hong Tat, Boeing Research & Technology


First Place: Development of Automated Dry Fiber Placement Material, Process and Design Technology
   Ronald Klomp – de Boer, National Aerospace Laboratory, The Netherlands

Second Place: Alternate Cure Study of Out-of-Autoclave (OOA) Adhesives
   Tara M. Storage, Steven M. Johnson, AFRL/RXBC; Kara M. Storage, AFRL/RXSA; Jeffrey A. Smith, Daniel B. McCray, AFRL/RXSA and UDRI; and Kevin A. Tienda, UDRI

Third Place: Damage Detection of Composite Structures by Life-Cycle Strain Mapping Using FBG Sensors
   Ichiya Takahashi, Kazushi Sekine, Masami Kume, Hajime Takeya, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan; Yutaka Iwahori, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; Shu Minakuchi, Nobuo Takeda, The University of Tokyo; and Kiyoshi Enomoto, The Materials Process Technology Center, Japan


First Place: Out Time Effects on VBO Prepreg and Laminate Properties
   Lessa K. Grunenfelder and Steven R. Nutt, University of Southern California

Second Place: Development of a Butt Joined Thermoplastic Stiffened Skin Concept
    Arnt Offringa, Jaap Willem vam Ingen, and Andries Buitenhuis, Fokker Areostructures, The Netherlands

Third Place: Cost Efficient Preform Production for Complex FRP-Structures
    Christoph Greb, Andreas Shnabel, Felix Kruse, Markus Linke, and Thomas Gries, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


First Place: Process Improvements for the Resin Transfer Molding of Composite Intake Vlaves for Internal Combustion Engines
    D.W. Radford and P.T. Nivala, Colorado State University

Second Place: Life Cycle Strain Mapping of Composite Airframe Structures for Health Monitoring by Using FBG Sensors
   I. Takahashi, K. Sekine, and H. Takeya, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan; Y. Iwahori, Japan Areospace Exploration Agency; S. Minakuchi and N. Takeda, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Y. Koshioka, The Materials Process Technology Center, Japan

Third Place: Applications for a Nano-Composite High Displacement Strain Gauge
   T.B. Calkins, D.T. Fullwood, S. Ghosh, T.B. Hyatt, and O.K. Johnson, Brigham Young University; N. Hansen and G. Hansen, Conductive Composites


First Place: Automated Charge Placement for Structural Molding Compounds
    Lee T. Harper, Rajivsan Luchoo, Michael D. Bond and Nicholas A. Warrior, The University of Nottingham, UK; Antony Dodworth, Bentley Motors Ltd, UK

Second Place: Damage Tolerance of Non-Conventional Laminates with Dispersed Stacking Sequences
    Claudio S. Lopes, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and University of Porto, Portugal; Omprakash Seresta and Zafer Gurdal, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; Pedro P. Camanho, University of Porto, Portugal

Third Place: Improved Flaw Detection in Honeycomb Sandwich Structure Using Pitch-Catch (Low Frequency) Bondtesters
    Nathan R. Smith and Jeffrey R. Kollgaard, The Boeing Company; Laurence Dickinson, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia


First Place: 900 °F Glass Transition Temperature Material for Structural Composites and High Temperature Composite Tooling Applications
   J.E. Lincoln, Z. McHale, R. J. Jurek, S.L. Hout, and D.B. Curliss, Performance Polymer Solutions Inc., Moraine, OH

Second Place: Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft
   J.D. Russell, B. Shenk, and R. Holzwarth, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH; M. Swanson, D. Paige, M. Tresnak, and S. Ames, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Palmdale, CA; P. Neumeier, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Marietta, GA

Third Place: Improvements in FEA of Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels
    R. Willardson, eServ, a Perot Systems Company, Plano, TX; D. Gray, Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp., Lewisville, TX;T. Delay, NASA, MSFC, Huntsville, AL

Third Place: Fiber Optic Monitoring of Structural Composites USING Optical Backscatter Reflectometry
   D. Peairs, L. Sterner. K. Flanigan, and V. Kochergin, Luna Innovations, Blacksburg, VA


First Place: The New Infusion: Oven Vacuum Bag Prepeg Fabrication
   Thomas D. Juska and Barry S. Musser, ARL Penn State, State College, PA; Bonnie P. Jordan, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Newport News, Newport News, VA; Jeffrey C. Hall, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, CT

Second Place: Thermoplastic Stiffened Wing Skin Made by Advanced Fiber Placement
    Peter Nijhuis, National Aerospace Laboratory NLR, Marknesse, The Netherlands

Third Place: Out-of-Autoclave Composite Technology for Aerospace, Defense and Space Structures
    Chris Ridgard, Advanced Composites Group Inc., Tulsa, OK


First Place: Fabrication and Electromechanical Characterization of a Piezoelectric Structural Fiber for Multifunctional Composites
   Yirong Lin and Henry A, Sodano, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Second Place: Strain Mapping for Performance and Failure Prediction in Composites Using Digital Image Correlation
   Gregory P. Dillon, James F. Tarter, Christopher Byrne, Christopher L. Rachau, Christopher L. Muhlstein, and James G. Collins, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Third Place: Initial Design of the Automotive Composites Consortium Structural Composite Underbody
   Hannes P. Fuchs, Multimatic Engineering Services Group, Livonia, MI


First Place: Monitoring of Marine Grade Composite Doubler-Plate Joints Using Embedded Fiber Optic Strain Sensors
    Rodrigo Silva-Munoz and Roberto A. Lopez-Anido, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Second Place: Development and Analysis of Epoxy-Functionalized Carbon Nanofibers
   Weidong Liu, Brian Rice, and Donald Klosterman, Multi-Scale Composites and Polymers Division, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, OH

Third Place: Impact Loading and Damage Identification Using Minimal Dynamic Sensing Strategies
    Douglas E. Adams, Brandon Zwink, and Nathanael C. Yoder, Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering, West Lafayette, IN


First Place: Polymer and Aligned Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites and Nanodevices
   Liangti Qu, Wei Chen and, Liming Dai, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, School of Engineering and UDRI, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH; Ajit Roy and Tia Benson Tolle, Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, MLBC, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

Second Place: PAN/CNT: a Precursor for Next Generation Carbon Fiber
   Han Gi Chae and Satish Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA

Third Place: RTM of High Temperature Polymers for Engine Valves
   Richard T. Buckley and Donald W. Radford, Motorsport Engineering Research Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


First Place: Fabrication and Evaluation of Epoxy Nanocomposites and Carbon/Epoxy Composite Laminates Containing Oxidized Carbon Nanofibers
    Don Klosterman, University of Dayton Research Institute; Melissa Williams, Chris Heitkamp, Regina Donaldson and Charles Browning, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Second Place: Flammability of Polymer Composites
    Richard N. Walters and Richard E. Lyon, Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City International Airport, NJ


First Place: Fabrication and Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Yarns, 3-D Braids, and Their Composites
   Bogdanovich and D. Mungalow, 3 TEX, Inc., Cary, NC; P. Bradford and S. Hudson, North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, Raleigh, NC; S. Fang and M. Zhang, R.H. Baughman, University of Texas at Dallas, NanoTech Institute, Richardson, TX

Second Place: Improving Interfacial Bonding and Load-Transfer in Nanocomposites Through Grafting Diethyltoluenediamines on SWNTs
    S. Wang, Z. Liang, B. Wang and C. Zhang, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; T. Liu, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Third Place: Membrane Based VARTM Processing: Modeling and Characterization
    S.C. Amouroux, J.F. Henau, D. Heider, and J.W. Gillespie Jr., University of Delaware, Newark, DE


First Place: Structural Response of Blast Loaded Composite Containment Vessels
   Brendan O’Toole, Mohamed B. Trabia, Jagadeep Thota, Trevor Wilcox, and Kumarswamy K. Nakelswamy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Second Place: Applications of Inflatable Rigidizable Structures
   Stephen E. Scarborough and David P. Cadogan, ILC Dover LP, Frederica, DE

Third Place: In-Situ Consolidation Process Optimization for Thermoplastic Matrix Composites
   Celia Nicodeau and Jacques Cinquin, EADS CCR, Suresnes, France; Gilles Regine and Jaques Verdu, Ecole Nationale Superieure d-Arts et Metiers, Paris, France


First Place: Using Ground Vibration Testing to Correlate the Hunter UAV Structural Model
   J.B. Kosmatka, University of California/San Diego, La Jolla, CA and A. Valdes, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, Rancho Bernardo, CA

Second Place: Crack Growth Along an Aluminum/Epoxy Interface Reinforced by Sol-Gel Coatings
    Jiong Liu and Manoj K. Chaudhury, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA; Douglas H. Berry, Jill E. Seebergh, Joseph H. Osbourne and Kay Y. Blohowiak, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA

Third Place: Fabrication and Characterization of High Temperature Resin/Carbon Nanofiber Composites
    Kent A. Watson, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA; Dennis C. Working, Emilie J. Siochi, John W. Connell, and Sayata Ghose NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA and Jim M. Criss, M & P Technologies Inc., Marietta, GA

Third Place: Graphite Nanoplatelet Reinforced Epoxy Composites: The Effect of Exfoliation and Surface Treatment
   O. Choi, H.T. Hahn, S. Gilje and R.B. Kaner, University of California, Los Angeles, CA


First Place: Punch Shear Behavior of Thick-Section Composites Under Quasi-Static, Low Velocity, and Ballistic Impact Loading
    Bazle A. Garma, S.M. Waliul Islam, Mostafezur Rahman, and John W. Gillespie, Jr., University of Delaware/Center for Composite Materials, Newark, DE; Travis A. Bogetti, Bryan A. Cheeseman, Chian-Fong Yen and Chris P.R. Hoppel, Army Research Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Second Place: Formulation and Evaluation of Carbon Nanofiber- Based Conductive Adhesives
   Thao Gibson, Brian Rice, William Ragland, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton OH; Edward M. Silverman and Hsiao-hu Pent, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, Redondo Beach, CA; Karla L. Strong, A.F. Research Laboratory, WPAFB, OH and David Moon, ATK Composites, Magna, UT

Third Place: Mechanical Properties of Wood-Based Particle Board Utilizing Geopolymer
    Philip Feltz and P. Balaguru, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, James Giancaspro, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA, Richard Lyon, FAA, Atlantic City, NJ


First Place: Tooling Development for a Multi-Shell Monocoque Chassis Design
    Donald W. Rasford, Paul C. Fuqua, and Lucas R. Weidner, Colorado State University, Motorsport Engineering, Fort Collins, CO

Second Place: Composite Gun Tube Support
    Andrew G. Littlefield, Joshua B. Root, and Martin R. Leach, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC/Benet Laboratories, Watervliet, NY

Third Place: Phase Thermography Inspection of Multi-Layer FRP Composites Bonded to Concrete
   Jeff R. Brown and H.R. Hamilton lll, University of Florida/Civil and Coastal Engineering, Gainesville, FL


First Place: Structure and Properties of Carbon Fibers Produced Using Microwave -Assisted Plasma Technology: Part l
    Felix L. Paulauskas, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN; Joseph Spruiell, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Second Place: Application of Stress Waves to Bond Inspection
    Richard Bossi, Kevin Housen, and William Shepherd, Boeing Phantom Works, Seattle, WA

Third Place: In-Situ Monitoring of Residual Stress Development During E-Beam Processing
    Przemyslaw Pazdzior and Pascal Hubert, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Andrew Johnston and Drazen Djoki, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada


First Place: Metal-Matrix Composites from Graphic Foams and Copper
   Dr. John W, McCoy and Dr. Daniel L. Vrable, TMMT Inc., Del Mar, CA

Second Place: Design and Development of Carbon-Carbon, Ion-Engine Grids
   Dr. Suraj Rawal, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, CO and Lt. Rod Koch, Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, OH

Third Place: The Development of High-Temperature Polyimides for Resin Transfer Molding
   Dr. Robert A. Gray and Lori R. McGrath, Maverick Corporation, Cincinnati, OH


First Place: Fabrication of 3-D Woven Preforms and Composites with Integrated Fiber Optic Sensors
    A.E. Bogdanovich and D.E. Wigent lll, 3TEX Inc, Cary, NC; T.J. Whitney, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, OH
Second Place: Nanocomposite Rocket Ablative Materials: Processing, Characterization and Performance
    J.H. Koo, Texas A&M University/ Mechanical Engineering, College Station, TX; H. Stretz and W. Wootan, Southwest Texas State University, Environmental and Industrial Science, San Marcos, TX; A. Bray, Systems and Materials Rsearch Consultancy, Spicewoon, TX; J. Weispfenning, Cytec Engineering Materials, Winona, MN; Z. P. Luo, Texas A&M University/Microscopy and Imaging Center, College Station, TX

Third Place: Adsorbent Carbon Fiber Composites for the Storage of Natural Gas
    T. Burchell, J. Howe, A. Gabbard, and M. Rogers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN


First Place: Prediction of Tooling Forces in Liquid Composite Moulding Processes
   M.J. Buntain and S, Bickerton, University of Auckland/ Center for Advanced Composites Materials, Auckland, New Zealand

Second Place: The Development of High Temperature Composite Solar Array Substrate Panels for the Messenger Spacecraft
   P.D. Wienhold and D.F. Persons, The Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

Third Place: Through Thickness Heating Behavior of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Prepeg Stacks in Induction Heating Process
   H.J. Kim, S. Yarlagadda, and J.W. Gillespie Jr., University of Delaware/Center for Composite Materials, Newark, DE; B.K. Fink, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


First Place: Effects of Amine and Anhydride Curing Agents on the VARTM Matrix Processing Properties
    B.W. Grimsley and R.J. Cano, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; P. Hubert, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; X. Song and A.C. Loos, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; R.P. Pipes, University of Akron Akron, OH

Second Place: Fire Growth Evaluation and Mechanical Properties of Seven Thermoset Composites
    N.A. Dembsey, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA; C.M. Lee and S.P. Qureshi, Georgia- Pacific Resins Inc, Decatur, GA

Third Place: Composite Solutions for High Pressure Drilling Risers
    B.E. Spencer, Spencer Composites Corporation, Sacramento, CA


First Place: Mesoscopic Fracture Toughness of CFRP Measured by Raman Spectroscopy
   H. Miyagawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology/Precision Machinery Systems, Yokohama, Japan; C. Sato and K. Ikegami, Tokyo Institute of Technology/Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Yokohama, Japan

Second Place: Instrumented Impact Testing of Inline Skates
   D. Grande, K2 Corporation, Vashon, WA; W. Avery, Cannon Engineering, Greenwater, WA; E. Cepus and A. Poursartip, University of British Columbia/Metals and Materials Engineering, Vancouver, Canada

Third Place: Optimum Design of Fibre Reinforced Aircraft Control Surfaces by Finite Element Methods
   S.P. Rajbhandari and M.L. Scott, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology/Aerospace Engineering, Melbourne, Australia


First Place: Composite Materials for Micro Air Vehicles
    P.G. Ifju, S. Ettinger, D. Jenkins and L. Martinez, University of Florida/Aerospace, Gainesville, FL

Second Place: VARTM Process Model Development
    A.C. Loos, J. Sayre, R. McGrane, and B. Grimsley, Virginia Poly/Engineering Science and Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA

Third Place: Kinetic Studies of Curing Process and Gelation of High Performance Thermosets Based on Ternary Systems of Benzoxazine, Epoxy and Phenolic Resins
    S. Rimdusit and H. Ishida, Case Western Reserve Univ/Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Cleveland, OH

Outstanding papers

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