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Jennifer Gorczyca

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Dr. Jennifer L GorczycaLecturer
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentMechanical Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-3316
  • OfficePerry Hall - 112
  • EmailJennifer_Gorczyca@uml.edu

Research Interests

Solid Mechanics, Finite Element Modeling, Composite Materials

Education

  • : Mechanical Engineering, (2004), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: A Study of the Frictional Behavior of a Plain-Weave Fabric during the Thermostamping Process; Area: Composite Materials
  • MS: Mechanical Engineering, (2000), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Use of Computer Aided Engineering and the Finite Element Method for Automobile Door Safety Analysis; Area: Solid Mechanics
  • BS: Mechanical Engineering, (1997), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA,

Biography

Solid Mechanics, Finite Element Modeling, Composite Materials

Awards and Honors

  • Washington Savannah River Company President's Award (2006)
  • American Society for Composites PhD. Research Scholarship Award Recipient (2003)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering Award at UML (2000)
  • Jon R. Kelly Memorial Award for Excellence in Mechanical Engineering Studies (1997)

Publications

  • Sherwood, J.A., Hansen, C.J., DRANE, P., Gorczyca, J.L., WHITE, K., Reynaud, E., others, . (2016) "An Overview of the NIST FIBERS Roadmap to Advance the State of Composites Manufacturing in the US,"
  • Mitchell, C., Fetfatsidis, K., Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A. () "Material Characterization and Discrete Mesoscopic Modeling of Composite Materials for Wind Turbine Blades," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
  • Dangora, L., Sherwood, J.A., Gorczyca, J.L. (2014) "Investigation into temperature dependence on the mechanical behavior of a thermoplastic fabric for deep-draw forming applications," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 29th Technical Conference, ASC 2014; 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials; ASTM-D30 Meeting
  • Mitchell, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A., Dangora, L. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Gorczyca, J.L. (2014) "A discrete mesoscopic finite element model used as a design tool for textile composite structures," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 29th Technical Conference, ASC 2014; 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials; ASTM-D30 Meeting
  • Dangora, L. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A., Gorczyca, J.L., Mitchell, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell) (2014) "Finite element modeling to predict the formation of out-of-plane defects during the manufacture of textile-reinforced composites," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 29th Technical Conference, ASC 2014; 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials; ASTM-D30 Meeting
  • Mitchell, C.J., Sherwood, J.A., Dangora, L.M., Gorczyca, J.L. (2014) "Investigation of the mechanical properties of a stitched triaxial fabric," Key Engineering Materials 611-612: pp. 332 - 338
  • Dangora, L. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A., Mitchell, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Gorczyca, J.L. (2014) "Use of a Discrete Mesoscopic Finite Element Approach Implemented in ABAQUS/Explicit to Investigate the Bending and Folding of Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials during the Manufacturing Process," Simulia Community Conference
  • Mitchell, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A., Dangora, L. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Gorczyca, J.L. (2014) "Using Abaqus/CAE and User-Defined Material Subroutines to Predict the Deformations of a Stitched Triaxial Fabric during Forming Processes," Simulia Community Conference
  • Dangora, L., Sherwood, J.A., Petrov, A., Gorczyca, J.L., Mitchell, C. (2013) "Forming of composites using discontinuous non-crimp fabrics," 28th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2013, ASC 2013 2: pp. 1271 - 1282
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Gamache, L.M., Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A., Jauffres, D., Chen, J. (2013) "Design of an apparatus for measuring tool/fabric and fabric/fabric friction of woven-fabric composites during the thermostamping process," International Journal of Material Forming 6:1 pp. 1 - 11
  • Cao, J., Akkerman, R., Boisse, P., Chen, J., Cheng, H.S., de Graaf, E.F., Gorczyca, J.L., Harrison, P., Hivet, G., Launay, J., Lee, W., Liu, L., Lomov, S.V., Long, A., de Luycker, E., Morestin, F., Padvoiskis, J., Peng, X.Q., Sherwood, J., Stoilova, T., Tao, X.M., Verpoest, I., Willems, A., Wiggers, J., Yu, T.X., Zhu, B. (2008) "Characterization of mechanical behavior of woven fabrics: Experimental methods and benchmark results," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 39:6 pp. 1037-1053
  • Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2007) "A friction model for thermostamping commingled glass polypropylene woven fabrics," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 38:2 pp. 393-406
  • Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2005) "A friction model for use with a commingled fiberglass-polypropylene plain-weave fabric and the metal tool during thermostamping," Revue Europenne des Elements 14:6-7 pp. 729-751
  • Gorczyca, J.L. (2004) "A study of the frictional behavior of a plain-weave fabric during the thermostamping process,"
  • Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A., Liu, L., Chen, J. (2004) "Modeling of friction and shear in thermostamping of composites - Part I," SAGE Publications Ltd 38: pp. 1911-1929
  • Liu, L., Chen, J., Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A. (2004) "Modeling of friction and shear in thermostamping of composites - Part II," Journal of Composite Materials 38:21 pp. 1931-1947

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Facilitating Industry By Engineering, Roadmapping and Science (FIBERS) to Advance (2014), Grant - National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Sherwood, J.A. (Principal), Reynaud, E. (Co-Principal), Gorczyca, J.L. (Co-Principal), Chen, J. (Co-Principal)