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Technical Papers

Paper TitleDate Published
Published Papers
Development of Natural Fiber Wind Turbine Blades using Design Optimization Technology
J.H. Lee , C. Collier , J. Ainsworth, K.N. Cho , Y.S. Lee
Dec 2021
Verification, Validation, and Limits of Applicability of a Rapid Bonded Joint Analysis Tool
AIAA, SciTech Forum, Orlando, FL, January 2020.
Jones, S. J., Stier, B., Bednarcyk, B. A., Pineda, E. J., Palliyaguru, U. R.
Jan 2020
Unified Analysis of Aerospace Structures through Implementation of Rapid Tools into a Stress Framework
AIAA, SciTech Forum, Orlando, FL, January 2020.
Collier, C. S., Jones, S. J.
Jan 2020
Design for Manufacturing Tool for Automated Fiber Placement Structures – Verification and Validation
AIAA, SciTech Forum, Orlando, FL, January 2020.
Noevere, A. T., Collier, C. S.
Jan 2020
Integrated Design and Manufacturing Analysis for Automated Fiber Placement Structures
SAMPE, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Charlotte, NC, May 2019.
Noevere, A. T., Collier, C. S., Harik, R.
May 2019
Development of a Design for Manufacturing Tool for Automated Fiber Placement Structures
AIAA, SciTech Forum, San Diego, CA, January 2019.
Noevere, A. T., Collier, C. S., Harik, R., Halbritter, J.
Jan 2019
Integrated AFP Manufacturing and Stress Analysis/Design Process
ASC, American Society for Composites 33rd Technical Conference, Seattle, WA, September 2018.
Noevere, A. T., Collier, C. S.
Sep 2018
Modeling-Driven Damage Tolerant Design of Graphene Nanoplatelet/Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Hybrid Composite Panels for Full-Scale Aerospace Structures
NASA STI Program, Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, September 2018.
Tomasi, J. M., Pisani, W. A., Chinkanjanarot, S., Krieg, A. S., Pineda, E. J., Bednarcyk, B. A., Miller, S. G., King, J. A., Miskioglu, I., Odegard, G. M.
Sep 2018
Mapping Manufacturing Data for Stress Analysis of Automated Fiber Placement Structures
AIAA, SciTech Forum, Kissimmee, FL, January 2018.
Noevere, A. T., Collier, C. S.
Jan 2018
Facing the Challenges of Computational Composite Bike Frame Optimization
Cyclitech, International Conference on Bicycle Technology, Newport Beach, CA, December 2016.
Stier, B.
Dec 2016
Composite Design & Analysis
CAMX, The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, Dallas, TX, October 2015.
Ainsworth, J. J.
Oct 2015
Design and Analysis of Alternative Structural Concepts for the Orion Heat Shield Carrier Structure
CAMX, The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, Orlando, FL, October 2014.
Ainsworth, J. J., Gustafson, E. A., Collier, C. S.
Oct 2014
Analysis and Sizing of Composite Anisogrid Cylindrical Structures without Skin
ASC, American Society for Composites 29th Technical Conference, La Jolla, CA, September 2014.
Ainsworth, J. J., Niemann, S.
Sep 2014
Analysis Implementation, Verification, Validation and Performance of a Structurally-Integrated TPS Concept
SAMPE, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Charleston, SC, October 2012.
Ainsworth, J. J., Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Lucking, R. C.
Oct 2012
Automated Analysis and Failure Load Prediction of Bolted Composite Joints
SAMPE, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Long Beach, CA, May 2011.
Ainsworth, J. J., Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Lucking, R. C.
May 2011
NASA Ares V Heavy Lift Vehicle Structural Analysis and Composite Material Weight Savings
52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Denver, CO, April 2011.
Ainsworth, J. J., Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Lucking, R. C.
Apr 2011
Efficient Design and Analysis of Lightweight Reinforced Core Sandwich and PRSEUS Structures
52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Denver, CO, April 2011.
Bednarcyk, B. A., Yarrington, P. W., Lucking, R. C., Collier, C. S., Ainsworth, J. J.
Apr 2011
Airframe Wingbox Preliminary Design and Weight Prediction
SAWE, Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Virginia Beach, VA, May 2010.
Ainsworth, J. J., Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Lucking, R. C., Locke, J.
May 2010
Ares V Interstage Composite Panel Concept and Ringframe Spacing Trade Studies
51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2010.
Collier, C. S., Ainsworth, J. J., Yarrington, P. W., Lucking, R. C.
Apr 2010
Local Post Buckling: An Efficient Analysis Approach for Industry Use
50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, CA, May 2009.
Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Gustafson, P., Bednarcyk, B. A.
May 2009
Analysis Methods used on the NASA Composite Crew Module (CCM)
49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Schaumburg, IL, April 2008.
Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Pickenheim, M., Bednarcyk, B. A., Jeans, J.
Apr 2008
Analysis of Composite Corrugated Panel Facesheet to Flange Joints
49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Schaumburg, IL, April 2008.
Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Bednarcyk, B. A.
Apr 2008
Simplified Shear Solution for Determination of the Shear Stress Distribution in a Composite Panel from the Applied Shear Resultant
49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Schaumburg, IL, April 2008.
Bednarcyk, B. A., Aboudi, J., Yarrington, P. W., Collier, C. S.
Apr 2008
A Novel Multiscale Physics Based Progressive Failure Methodology for Laminated Composite Structures
49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Schaumburg, IL, April 2008.
Pineda, E. J., Waas, A. M., Bednarcyk, B. A., Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W.
Apr 2008
An Approach to Preliminary Design and Analysis
48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, April 2007.
Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Pickenheim, M., Bednarcyk, B. A.
Apr 2007
Spherical Cryogenic Hydrogen Tank Preliminary Design Trade Studies
48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/ AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, April 2007.
Arnold, S. M., Bednarcyk, B. A., Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W.
Apr 2007
Preliminary Structural Sizing and Alternative Material Trade Study for CEV Crew Module
48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, April 2007.
Bednarcyk, B. A., Arnold, S., Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W.
Apr 2007
A Critical Evaluation of the Predictive Capabilities of Various Advanced Micromechanics Models
48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, April 2007.
Yu, W., Williams, T. O., Bednarcyk, B. A., Aboudi, J., Tang, T.
Apr 2007
Failure Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Composite Joints via the Virtual Crack Closure Technique
47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Newport, RI, May 2006.
Yarrington, P. W., Collier, C. S., Bednarcyk, B. A.
May 2006
Progressive Failure Analysis of Composite Stiffened Panels
47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Newport, RI, May 2006.
Bednarcyk, B. A., Yarrington, P. W., Collier, C. S., Arnold, S. M.
May 2006
Consistent Structural Integrity in Preliminary Design
46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Austin, TX, April 2005.
Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W.
Apr 2005
Failure Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Composite Joints
46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Austin, TX, April 2005.
Yarrington, P. W., Zhang, J., Collier, C. S., Bednarcyk, B. A.
Apr 2005
3D Stress Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Composite Joints
46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Austin, TX, April 2005.
Zhang, J., Bednarcyk, B. A., Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Bansal, Y., Pindera, M, -J.
Apr 2005
Higher-Order Theory - Structural/Micro Analysis Code (HOT-SMAC) Software for Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of FGMs
2002 International Conference on Functionally Graded Materials, Denver, CO, May 2002, MPIF Paper A-2002-03-0010.
Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Aboudi, J., Pindera, M, -J., Arnold, S. M., Bednarcyk, B. A.
May 2002
Composite, Grid-Stiffened Panel Design for Post Buckling Using HyperSizer
AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Denver, CO, April 2002, AIAA-2002-1222.
Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., West, B. V.
Apr 2002
Virtual Testing with Validated Analysis Tools
NATO AVT symposium in Paris, France, April 2002.
Collier, C. S., Veley, D. Owens, S.
Apr 2002
The HyperSizing Method for Structures
NAFEMS World Congress '99, Newport, Rhode Island, April 1999.
Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Pickenheim, M.
Apr 1999
Design Optimization Using HyperSizer
The 1998 MSC Americas Users Conference, Universal City, CA, Oct 1998.
Collier, C. S., Yarrington, P. W., Pickenheim, M.
Oct 1998
Next Generation Structural Optimization Today
The 1997 MSC Aerospace Users Conference, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 1997.
Collier, C. S., Pickenheim, M., Yarrington, P. W.
Nov 1997
An Integrated FEA and Design Optimization System for Composite Structures
The 1996 MSC World Users Conference, Newport Beach, CA, June 1996.
Collier, C. S.
Jun 1996
Thermoelastic Formulation of Stiffened, Unsymmetric Composite Panels for Finite Element Analysis of High Speed Aircraft
35th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ACS Structures, Dynamics, & Materials Conference, Hilton Head, SC, April 1994, AIAA 94-1579.
Collier, C. S.
Apr 1994
Thermomechanical Finite Element Analysis of Stiffened, Unsymmetric Composite Panels With Two Dimensional Models
The 1993 MSC World Users Conference, Arlington, VA, May 1993, Paper No. 31.
Collier, C. S., Spoth, K. A., Grassi, G. C.
May 1993
Stiffness, Thermal Expansion, and Thermal Bending Formulation of Stiffened, Fiber- Reinforced Composite Panels
34th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, La Jolla, CA, April 1993, AIAA 93-1569.
Collier, C. S.
Apr 1993
A Finite Element Model and Finite Element Analysis Results Relational Database Management System
The 1988 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, August 1988.
Collier, C. S., Rasdorf, W. J.
Aug 1988
User Papers
Overview of Georgia Tech ASDL Research with HyperSizer
Corman, J.
Jan 2020
Verification and Refinement of an Aircraft Structural Design and Optimization Tool, ATLASS
AIAA, SciTech Forum, Orlando, FL, January 2020.
Autry, B. A.
Jan 2020
Modeling-Driven Damage Tolerant Design of Graphene Nanoplatelet/Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Hybrid Composite Panels for Full-Scale Aerospace Structures
Tomasi, J. M., Pisani, W. A., Chinkanjanarot, S., Krieg, A. S., Pineda, E. J., Bednarcyk, B. A., Miller, S. G., King, J. A., Miskioglu, I., Odegard, G. M.
Jan 2018
Analysis and Verification Approach for Design of a Lightweight Orion Heat Shield Carrier Structure
NAFEMS World Congress, San Diego, CA, June 2015.
Gustafson, E. Jeans, J., Ainsworth, J. J.
Jun 2015
Composite Payload Fairing Structural Architecture Assessment and Selection
Krivanek, T. M., Yount, B. C.
2013
A Parametric, Preliminary Structural Analysis and Optimization Tool with Manufacturing Cost Considerations
53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 20th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference 14th AIAA, April 2012.
Lee, M., Ceisel, J., Liu, Z., Mavris, D. N.
Apr 2012
Structural Optimization of Conceptual Aerospace Vehicles
NASA-2008-HRSM, 2008.
Hrinda, G. A.
May 2008
Aeroshell Design Techniques for Aerocapture Entry Vehicles
NASA-2004-55iac-red, 2004.
Dyke, R. E., Hrinda, G. A.
Nov 2004
Automating Structural Analysis of Spacecraft Vehicles
NASA-2004-55iac-gah, 2004.
Hrinda, G. A.
Aug 2004
Structural Design for a Neptune Aerocapture Mission
NASA-AIAA-2004-5179, 2004.
Dyke, R. E., Hrinda, G. A.
Aug 2004
Structural Design of the Titan Aerocapture Mission
39th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2003.
Hrinda, G. A.
Jul 2003
Probabilistic Design of Aerospace Vehicles Coupling Global and Local Requirements
Smith, N., Mahadevan, S.
44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Norfolk, VA, April 2003, AIAA 2003-1655.
Apr 2003
GTX Reference Vehicle Structural Verification Methods and Weight Summary
NASA-TM-2002-211884, 2002.
Hunter, J. E., McCurdy, D. R., Dunn, P. W.
Sep 2002
Application Of Advanced Grid-Stiffened Structures Technology To The Minotaur Payload Fairing
AIAA Conference, Denver, CO, April 2002, AIAA 2002-1336.
Wegner, P. M., Higgins, J. E., VanWest, B. P.
Apr 2002
Post-Buckling Test Response And Analysis Of Fiber Composite Grid-Stiffened Structures
AIAA Conference, Denver, CO, April 2002, AIAA 2002-1332.
Higgins, J. E., Wegner, P. M., VanWest, B. P., Viisoreanu, A.
Apr 2002
Preliminary Thermal-Mechanical Sizing of Metallic TPS: Process Development and Sensitivity Studies
40th Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, 2002, AIAA 2002-0505.
Poteet, C. C., Abu-Khajeel, H., Hsu, S. -Y.
Jan 2002
New Tools for Designing Flight Vehicle Structures
4th MSC User Polish Conference, 1999.
Kaczkowski, J.
Dec 1999
White Papers
White Paper: Using the HyperSizer Object Model for Software Integration
© 2001 Collier Research Corporation
Yarrington, P. W., Collier, C. S., Pickenheim, M.
Dec 2001
White Paper: Customizing HyperSizer with User Defined Plug-Ins
© 2001 Collier Research Corporation
Yarrington, P. W., Collier, C. S., Pickenheim, M.
Dec 2001
Parallel Processing with HyperSizer
© 2001 Collier Research Corporation
Yarrington, P. W., Collier, C. S., Pickenheim, M.
Nov 2001
Formal vs. Discrete Optimization and HyperSizer
© 1997 Collier Research Corporation
Aug 1997

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