I am thrilled to announce the first interview of this blog! And for this special occasion our guest is one of the most reputed researchers in the numerical simulation of composite materials: Dr. Carlos Dávila.
Carlos is a Senior Aerospace Researcher working at NASA in the Langley Research Center at Virginia (US), where he has devoted his professional career to the improvement of finite element methods for the analysis of composite materials (failure criteria, cohesive zone models, fatigue models…). At the beginning of the interview, you will get a summary of the most remarkable achievements during his career.
We talk about multiple topics for the analysis of composites such as the LaRC failure criteria, the origins of cohesive elements, a novel theory to predict fatigue life under delamination and some more subjects such as experimental techniques.
Of course, there are numerous references to the work of other top-notch researchers in the field such as: Silvestre Pinho, Alfred Puck, Pere Maimí, Frank Leone, Pedro Camanho, Albert Turon, Carla Canturri, Mathew Joosten and Ever Barbero (ordered as they are mentioned).
Enjoy the interview and take note of all the tips and recommendations provided by Carlos Dávila.
If you are interested in the simulation of composite materials take a look at the course: Simulation of Composite Materials with Abaqus