Farzad Sharifpour is a PhD student in the department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering of the University of Waterloo. He received his BSc degree from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran, 2013 and MASc in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science & Technology, Iran, 2015.
Extensive applications of advanced composite materials in aerospace, automotive, and marine industries have attracted much attention on the assessment of their long-term durability. Despite composite materials having superior fatigue properties, the initiation of the failure and progression of damage is not fully understood. Mr. Sharifpour is working on “multiscale damage-based modeling of lightweight composite structures subjected to cyclic loading” to simulate cycle-by-cycle fatigue loading in practical composite structures and to evaluate corresponding critical and sub-critical damage evolution and stiffness degradation. His research focuses on micro- and macro-damage mechanics, multiscale modelling, fatigue, and durability assessment of fiber-reinforced polymers.
Title of research: Multiscale damage-based modeling of lightweight composite structures subjected to cyclic loading.