Strict weight reduction is required for aerospace vehicles, and advanced composite materials have been frequently used because of their high specific strength and modulus. However, a lightweight aircraft design that fully utilizes the characteristics of composites has not been achieved. In order to overcome this problem, the Strength and Vibration Laboratory aims to enhance reliability of composite structures through modeling the material’s life-cycle from manufacturing to damage progress and fracture.

Through accumulation of experimental and analytical knowledge, we aim to propose and realize design technologies that maximize the characteristics of composites, i.e., departure from conventional metal-based aircraft design methods.


Research Theme