HISTRATE – COST Action CA21155 – Advanced Composites under HIgh STRAin raTEs loading: a route to certification-by-analysis

HISTRATE Conference 2024 – Programme

Welcome to the International Conference on Advanced Composites under High Strain Rates Loading: A Route to Certification-by-Analysis. This event, organized by the COST Action HISTRATE, brings together leading experts, researchers, and industry professionals at the forefront of materials science and engineering. Below you will find the 2 day programme and a list of confirmed poster presentations.

You can access the live stream here

5th June
09:00 – 09:30
Registration and Coffee
09:30 – 10:00
Welcome by Local Organizer and Opening Speech
Sabancı University
Hatice Sinem Şaş, Sabancı University
10:00 – 10:30
Introduction by Action Chair Histrate
A route to certification-by-analysis for impact-loaded aeronautical composite structures
Patricia Verleysen, Ghent University
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:45
Keynote Speech
Length scale effects in high-strain rate testing with FBGs
Kara Peters, North Carolina State University
Session 1 – Novel simulation methods and best practices for composites under high strain rates (WG4)
Chair: Nenad Djordjevic
Modelling of high velocity impact on carbon fibre reinforced plastics
Nenad Djordjevic, Brunel University London
Constitutive model for fibre reinforced composites with progressive damage based on the spectral decomposition of material stiffness tensor
Rade Vignjevic, Brunel University London (presented by Nenad Djordjevic)
Characterization of matrix materials for composites considering strain rate effect
Dayou Ma, Politecnico di Milano
12:30 – 12:45
An advanced rheological model to predict the behaviour of aromatic hyperbranched polyester/RTM6 epoxy nanocomposites
Navid Ghavanini, Ghent University
14:00 – 15:00
Poster session with 3 minute pitches
15:00 – 16:00
16:00 – 17:30
Session 2 – Novel composite materials for high strain rate applications (WG3)
Chair: Mauro Zarrelli
16:00 – 16:15
The effect of hyperbranched polymers on fracture: from nanocomposites to composites
Mauro Zarrelli, CNR – National Research Council of Italy
16:15 – 16:30
Soft body impact loaded composite structures optimized for energy absorption
Andreas Hornig, TUD Dresden University of Technology
16:30 – 16:45
A double bistable composite sandwich core for enhanced impact absorption
Michele Meo, University of Southampton
16:45 – 17:00
Constitutive models for additive manufacturing in composite structures at high strain rate applications – A review of selected references
Ivica Smojver, University of Zagreb
17:00 – 17:15
Effect of high strain rates on the out of plane properties of S2- Glass fiber reinforced polymers
Çağatay Yılmaz, Abdullah Gül University
17:15 – 17:30
Influence of high strain rates on the tensile properties of basalt fiber reinforced polymers
Sara Saeed Abdulrahman Eltahir, Abdullah Gül University
Bosphorus Boat Tour / Dinner
Boat departs from Üsküdar Pier
6th June
09:00 – 10:30
Invited talks
Chair: Tatjana Glaskova-Kuzmina
09:00 – 09:45
“Certification by Analysis OR how to eat an elephant”
André Haufe
DYNAmore GmbH, an Ansys Company
09:45 – 10:30
Simulation within the context of vehicle homologation; state of the art and options for the future
Christian Bräunig
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:15
Session 3 – Multi-modal sensing for impact detection and damage characterisation (WG5)
Chair: Rohan Soman
11:00 – 11:15
High and low velocity impact monitoring for the composite aerial Krzysztof Dragan structures
Krzysztof Dragan, Air Force Institute of Technology (online)
11:15 – 11:30
Self-sensing composites for impact damage monitoring
Gabriele Jovarauskaite, Kaunas University of Technology
11:30 – 11:45
Post-impact and post-repair nondestructive evaluation of thermoplastic composites
Pawel Malinowski, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences
11:45 – 12:00
Simulating an experimental setup for short-duration impacts on structures with Ti3C2-MXene sensors
Julius Vincent Kruse, ETH Zurich
12:00 – 12:15
Considering tensile resistance of Scot pine-MDF joint connected with 3D printed single dovetail fastener
Samet Demirel, Karadeniz Technical University
12:15 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:30
Session 3 – Multi-modal sensing for impact detection and damage characterisation (WG5) – continued
Chair: Rohan Soman
Mxene Fibers as Strain Sensors for Fiber Reinforced Composites
Volkan Eskizeybek, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi
Comparative study of fiber Bragg sensors in remote and direct configuration for impact detection
Rohan Soman, Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences
14:30 – 15:15
Session 4 – Advanced testing and instrumentation for composites under high strain rates (WG6)
Chair: Andrei Anisimov and Tatjana Glaskova- Kuzmina
Optical instrumentation for high strain rate testing of composite materials: maximising the value of measurements
Andrei Anisimov, TU Delft
14:45 – 15:00
Mechanical properties of basalt fiber-reinforced epoxy composites modified with star-like polymers
Tatjana Glaskova-Kuzmina, University of Latvia
15:00 – 15:15
Multiphysics characterization of composite materials at high strain rates
Mattia Utzeri, Polytechnique University of Marche
15:15 – 16:00
16:00 – 17:15
Session 4 – Advanced testing and instrumentation for composites under high strain rates (WG6) – continued
Chair: Andrei Anisimov and Tatjana Glaskova- Kuzmina
16:00 – 16:15
Enhancing impact resistance and tensile properties of 3D printed Oskars Platnieks biobased photopolymers with ultra-low nanocellulose content
Oskars Platnieks, Riga Technical University
16:15 – 16:30
Impact toughness and tensile properties of Polylactic acid/ Polyhydroxyalkanoate/Poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) blends
Alisa Sabalina, Riga Technical University
16:30 – 16:45
Graphene nanoplatelets and carbon nanotubes as effective high-strain property enhancers of an epoxy matrix
Miks Bleija, Riga Technical University
16:45 – 17:00
Static thermographic method for fatigue limit assessment of composite materials
Cosmin Popa, Politehnica University Timisoara
17:00 – 17:15
Speckle techniques with a high speed camera for deformation evaluation of composites during impact testing
Mikhail Levchenko, Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
17:15 – 17:30
Poster Presentations
Özgen Çolak Çakır, Yildiz Technical University
Material Model Development from Quasi Static to High Strain Rate for Thermoset Polymers
Vineta Srebenkoska, Goce Delcev University Stip
Predicting the ballistic strength of composite laminates subjected to a perpendicular impact by a solid projectile
Nikoloz Chikhradze, Mining Institute
Experimental Study of the Explosion Resistant Ability of Low Carbon Steel PLates with Intermediate Aluminium Sheet Layers
Amine Haj Taieb, University of Sfax
A review of textile Composite Structures under High Strain-Rate Loading Conditions
Aleksandre Vanishvili, G.Tsulukidze Mining Institute
Development of basalt based Fiber-Metal Laminate with advanced mechanical properties
Yang Zhang, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences
Simulation and Quantification Method of Crack Propagation Damage of Adhesively Bonded Composite Structures under High Strain Rates
Müslüm Kaplan, Bartin University
Poly (Vinylidene Fluoride)/Carbon Nanotube/Semiconductor Inorganic Nanoparticles Composites for Piezoresistive Sensing
Elena Stoykova, Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Hidden defects detection under tensil loading by laser speckle photometry
Maraym Viqar, Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Laser speckle photometry with binary patterns
Tomasz Wandowski, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences
FBG based lamb wave mode separation for damage localisation
Violeta Madjarova, Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Hilbert transform method for electronic speckle pattern interferometry to study plastic deformation of materials under tensile stress
Petros Gkertzos, University of Patras
Machine learning based damage localisation utilising finite element modelling, intended for tinyML applications
Svetlana Risteska, Institute for Advanced Composites and Robotics, Goce Delcev University
Influence of strain rate and type of matrix on mechanical properties of carbon thermoplastic laminates under dynamic compression produce with LATP/LAFP

Location:Sabancı University Altunizade Digital Campus, Istanbul, Türkiye

Participation to the Conference is free of charge. Meals (lunch and dinner) will be provided on a self-paying basis. A boat tour and dinner (self-paid) is planned for the evening of 5th June 2024.


If you have any questions, please contact the scientific secretariat: hatice.sas@sabanciuniv.edu and elena.stoykova@gmail.com.

Any questions regarding reimbursement of costs for selected presenters can be sent to: claudia.hawke@tu-dresden.de.

Practical Information:

Transportation from Istanbul Airport to City Centre

Transportation from Sabiha Gökcen Airport to City Centre

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