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Alejandra Castellanos

 
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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Alejandra G Castellanos
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

My research area is on composite materials, additive manufacturing (AM) and materials under extreme conditions. I study their failure mechanisms, damage mitigation techniques, and nondestructive testing. I am interested in materials for Hypersonic Flight Vehicles, specifically coatings that prevent or minimize environmental degradation and on service damage. I am also interested in the development of a novel NDE (Nondestructive Evaluation) technique to identify the failure mechanisms during service on composite materials, specifically for composite overwrapped pressure vessel. Another research interest is the development of damage mitigation techniques for composite materials by using nanotechnology and additive manufacturing (AM).
During my Ph.D., I studied the low-temperature effects on sandwich composites under low-velocity impact. I have interned at the Air Force Research Lab, where I studied novel interlaminar reinforcements to mitigate damage on composite materials during a low-velocity impact. I also interned at Purdue University, where I investigated different geometries to reinforce panels.

KEYWORDS

  1. Composite Materials
  2. Sandwich Composites
  3. Damage
  4. Metamaterials
  5. Additive Manufacturing
  6. Manufacturing

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