|Present||Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Cedarville University ‐ School of Engineering and Computer Science|
|B.S., LeTourneau University|
|M.S., West Virginia University|
|Ph.D., West Virginia University|
Department of Engineering and Computer Science
Natural Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Composites as Engineered Structural Materials Faculty Dissertations (2013)
The objective of this work was to provide a comprehensive evaluation of natural fiber reinforced polymer (NFRP)'s ability to act as a structural material.;As a chemical treatment, aligned kenaf fibers were treated with sodium hydroxide ...
Fatigue of Polymer Composites: Life Prediction and Environmental Effects Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications (2010)
Fiber reinforced polymer composites offer significant advantages over traditional structural materials, but also many challenges, particularly with regard to their long term behavior. The fatigue performance of composites has been explored for the last few ...
Journal Articles (4)
Response of Pultruded Glass Composite Box Beams Under Bending and Shear Composites Part B: Engineering (2016)
Existing failure load prediction models for pultruded Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) box beams are inaccurate when compared to experimental evaluations provided herein by the authors. This inaccuracy is attributed to improper identification of failure modes ...
Critical Review of Recent Publications on Use of Natural Composites in Infrastructure Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (2012)
Compared to most synthetic fibers, natural fibers are low-cost, are easier to handle, have good specific mechanical properties, and require only around 20–40% of the production energy. Using natural materials and modern construction techniques reduces ...
Fatigue Equation Considerations for the American Society of Civil Engineers Pre-Standard for Load and Resistance Factor Design of Pultruded Fiber-reinforced Polymer Structures Journal of Composite Materials (2012)
A recently completed pre-standard for load and resistance factor design of pultruded fiber-reinforced polymer structures includes an S-N fatigue life prediction model for the design of components, which will experience cyclic loading. The prediction is ...
Evaluation of a Life Prediction Model and Environmental Effects of Fatigue for Glass Fiber Composite Materials Structural Engineering International (2010)
Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are being utilized in an increasing number of applications in structural industries. Establishing values for longterm fatigue response is essential for widespread use of FRP composites. The variety of available fibers, ...