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Research & Publications

Dr. Hsin-Piao Chen

Dr. Chen's area of specialty is in structures and materials, with a special emphasis on the analysis and design of composite structures, finite element analysis, structural design optimization, and aerospace structures. He has been involved in the NASA ICAPS (Innovative Composite Aircraft Primary Structures) and HSR (High Speed Research) programs since inception and conducted both experimental and computational work. Recently he has been funded by the Boeing Company to develop the technique of nonlinear structural analysis and shape optimization for hole drilling in manufacturing process. He has published around thirty research papers and eighteen technical reports. He has developed state-of-the-art methods for the analysis of advanced composite materials, buckling and postbuckling of delaminated composite laminates, quasi-static and dynamic delamination growth, the prediction of microcracking and delamination failures in composite laminates, the nonlinear stress analysis and optimal bush shape design of hole drilling in manufacturing process, and optimal stacking sequence design of composite laminates.

He has obtained several awards at CSULB including: the Professional Opportunities Program Award, Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program (AAFD) Award, SCAC Assigned Time Award, and Scholarly and Creative Activity Summer Stipend award. He was the recipient of the 1995 CSULB Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award and 1994/1995 TRW Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Chen has attracted substantial external funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) and various aerospace industries. He has contributed to the establishment of the Instron Composite Laboratory which is one of the most advanced composites lab in the United States.

Publications

  1. H. P. Chen and P. J. Goggin, “Vibration of a Delaminated Beam-Plate Relative to Postbuckled States with Shear Deformation Theory,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 176, No. 2, 1994, pp. 163-178.
  2. H. P. Chen, “Free Vibration of Prebuckled and Postbuckled Plates with Delamination,” Composite Science and Technology, Vol. 51, No. 3, 1994, pp. 451-462.
  3. H. P. Chen, J. J. Tracy and R. Nonato, “Vibration Analysis of Delaminated Composite Laminates in Prebuckled States Based on a New Constrained Model,” Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 29, No.2, 1995, pp. 229-256.
  4. G. Avella and H. P. Chen, “Thermal Elastic Analysis of Unsymmetric Composite Laminates by a Nonlinear Shear Deformation Theory,” Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Composites Engineering, D. Hui (eds), 1997.
  5. H. P. Chen and D. Rashi-Dian, “Joint Design in Prepreg Material: Advanced Composite Repair Guidelines,” Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Composites Engineering, D. Hui (eds), 1997.
  6. H. P. Chen, “Microcracking Analysis Critical Review and Strategy Development,” Report E-95-1 for Advanced Transport Aircraft Development, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, January 1995.
  7. H. P. Chen, “Fracture Analysis of Matrix Microcracking in Composite Laminates,” Report E-95-2 for Advanced Transport Aircraft Development, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, November 1995.
  8. C. Arendt, H. P. Chen, Y. Singh and J. Z. Wang, “Training Program in Advanced Composite Materials Manufacturing,” Report MLC-97-1, CSULB, September, 1997.
  9. H. P. Chen, “Nonlinear Structural Analysis of Hole Drilling on Super Panels,” Report AE-97-2 for Advanced Transport Aircraft Systems, Boeing, Long Beach, December 1997.
  10. H. P. Chen, “Bushing Shape Optimization for Hole Drilling in manufacturing Process,” Report AE-98-3 for Advanced Transport Aircraft Systems, Boeing, Long Beach, December 1998.
  11. E. Besnard, N. Cordier-Lallouet, A. Schmitz, O. Kural, and H.P. Chen, "Design/Optimization with Advanced Simulated Annealing," AIAA Paper No. 99-0186, Jan. 1999.

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