Materials, Structures, Functionality

Our research in the Programmable Structures Lab focuses on the fundamental interaction between geometry, hierarchy and nonlinearity to design structural systems with intrinsic properties enabling adaptation, autonomy and environmental responsiveness.

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A paper titled "Analytical Modeling of Multi-sectioned Bi-stable Composites: Stiffness Variability and Embeddability" authored by Janav Udani and Dr. Andres Arrieta has been published in Composite Structures. The paper presents a modelling and analysis technique to study the static behavior and structural response of bi-stable composites that are employed as members of larger morphing structures. URL:

Katie Riley attended the Women Empowered in STEM Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on February 23rd.

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SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation 2019 March 3-7, 2019