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Dr. Charles E. Bakis

Distinguished Professor

Mailing Address:
212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Bldg
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802

Office location: see below
Phone: (814) 865-3178
Fax: (814) 863-6031

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My main research interests are the manufacturing, performance, evaluation, and mechanics of fiber reinforced composite materials. Application areas include fixed and rotary wing aircraft, civil structures, and energy conversion/storage.

My recent projects projects include:

Titles of Representative Publications

  1. Jeong, Y., Lopez, M. M., and Bakis, C. E., “Effects of Temperature and Sustained Loading on the Mechanical Response of CFRP Bonded to Concrete,” Construction and Building Materials, 124:442-452 (2016).
  2. Menna, C., Bakis, C. E., and Prota, A., “Effect of Nanofiller Length and Orientation Distributions on Mode I Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber Composites,” J. Composite Materials, 50(10):1331-1352 (2016).
  3. Henry, T. C., Bakis, C. E., Riddick, J. C., “Three-Dimensional Elastic Behavior of Undulating Laminas in Fiber Composites,” J. Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 35(2):151-164 (2016).
  4. Gungor, S., and Bakis, C. E., “Indentation Damage Detection in Glass/Epoxy Composite Laminates with Electrically Tailored Conductive Nanofiller,” J. Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 27(5):679-688 (2016).
  5. Tallman, T. N., Gungor, S., Wang, K. W., and Bakis, C. E., “Tactile Imaging and Distributed Strain Sensing in Highly Flexible Carbon Nanofiber/Polyurethane Nanocomposites,” Carbon, 95:485-493 (2015).
  6. Makeev, A., Bakis, C., Strauch, E., Chris, M., Holemans, P., Miller, G., Nguyen, D., Spencer, D., and Patz, N., “Advanced Composites Materials Technology for Rotorcraft Through the Use of Nanoadditives,” J. American Helicopter Society, 60(3):032008 (2015), 10 p.
  7. Singh, A. K., Cao, L., Ma, J., Seo, J., Bakis, C. E., Zhang, Y., Hickner, M. A., and Rahn, C. D., “Design, Manufacture and Test of a Novel Structural Battery Based on Sandwich Construction,” J. Sandwich Structures and Materials, 17(6):666-690 (2015).
  8. Gungor, S., and Bakis, C. E., “Anisotropic Networking of Carbon Black in Glass/Epoxy Composites using Electric Field,” J. Composite Materials, 49:535-544 (2015).
  9. Tallman, T. N., Gungor, S., Wang, K. W., and Bakis, C. E., “Damage Detection via Electrical Impedance Tomography in Glass Fiber/Epoxy Laminates with Carbon Black Filler,” Structural Health Monitoring, 14(1):100-109 (2015).
  10. Miller, S. W., Little, E. J., Yukish, M. A., Bakis, C. E., and Smith, E. C., “Rate Effects and Environmental Sensitivity of Textile Energy Absorbers,” J. American Helicopter Society, 60:022009 (2015), 10 p.
  11. Henry, T. C, Bakis, C. E. and Smith, E. C., “Determination of Effective Ply-Level Properties of Filament Wound Composite Tubes Loaded in Compression,” J. Testing and Evaluation, 43(1):20130159 (2015).
  12. Henry, T. C., Bakis, C. E., Miller, S. W., and Smith, E. C., “Multi-Objective Optimal Design of Composite Rotorcraft Driveshaft Including Strain Rate and Temperature Effects,” Composite Structures, 128:42-53 (2015).
  13. Zhu, B., Rahn, C. D., and Bakis, C. E., “Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composite Damping Treatment for a Cantilever Beam,” J. Sound and Vibration, 340:80-94 (2015).

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