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Sarah Stair
Sarah Stair
Sarah Stair - Graduate Research Assistant
Sarah Stair brings to her graduate studies considerable experience with the JEOL JSM-6610LV Scanning Electron Microscope.  She is investigating the time dependant failure mechanics of aerospace composites with a focus on the failure mechanics of the interface zone surrounding individual fibers.  Sarah is also spending a considerable amount of her time focused on developing new non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques using high frequency ultrasonic transducers for laminated composites.  Her work focuses on characterizing the material stiffness and failure envelope of the processed composite from the acoustic signature as opposed to classical techniques of ultrasound that focus exclusively on the determination of voids and defects.
Publications
  • Manufacturing Induced Curvature of Carbon Fiber Laminates: Experimental Observation and Model Validation. S. Stair, R.W. Mailen, T. Vo and D.A. Jack. SPE ANTEC'2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2013.
  • Determining the Curvature of Un-Balanced Carbon Fiber Composites as a Function of the Curing Thermal Profile.  S. Stair and D.A. Jack. ASME - Early Career Technical Conference, Tulsa Oklahoma, April 2013.
Educational Background and Awards
  • Bachelors of Science–Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University, Spring 2012
  • Masters of Science – Mech. Eng, Baylor University, Spring 2014 (anticipated)
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