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Scott Stapleton

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Dr. Scott Edward StapletonAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Textiles, Multi-Scale Modeling, Finite Element Modeling, Adhesively Bonded Joints, Sandwich Structures, Tissue Engineering, Discrete Element Method

Education

  • Ph D: Aerospace Engineering, (2012), University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Advanced Composite joints using Joint Finite Elements.(Advisor: Prof. Anthony M. Waas).
  • MS: Aerospace Engineering., (2011), University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • BS, (2007), University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
  • MS: Mechanical Engineering, (2007), University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UTAH
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Energy Absorption of sandwich panels in Edgewise Compression (Advisor: Prof. Daniel O. Adams).
  • BA: German, (2006), University of Utah - Salt lake City, UTAH

Biography

Dr. Stapleton joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2015. Before joining the faculty at UMass Lowell, Dr. Stapleton was first exposed to composites research while he was earning his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. He started out as a “lab lackey” manufacturing specimens and running tests, and eventually took over a project to investigate energy absorption of composite sandwich panels during car crash impacts. He earned a Masters and PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, funded by NASA Glenn Research Center to create a novel finite element tool to predict the behavior of adhesively bonded joints. After graduating, he worked for two years at the Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University in Germany as the head of the Simulation of Composites research group. He then spent a year at the Institute of Applied Mechanics at RWTH Aachen University where his research focused on modeling textile-reinforced tissue-engineered heart valves.

Awards and Honors

  • RWTH Start-Up Funds for Project " Functionally Graded Adhesives ". (2013)
  • Harry H. Hilton Student paper Award in Structures at the 51st AIAA SDM Conference (2010)
  • American Society of Composites (ASC) (2009)
  • NASA Graduate Student Research program (GSRP) Fellowship Award. (2009)
  • Dean's Honors at Graduation Award (2007)
  • SAMPE Student leadership Award. (2007)
  • Mechanical engineering Departmental Scholarship (2005)
  • University of Utah presidential Scholarship (1999)
  • Eagle Scout Award (1994) - BSA

Publications

  • Khiêm, V.N., Krieger, H., Itskov, M., Gries, T., Stapleton, S. (2016) "An averaging based hyperelastic modeling and experimental analysis of non-crimp fabrics.," International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Li, Y., Stapleton, S., Reese, S., Simon, J. (2016) "Anisotropic elastic-plastic deformation of paper: In-plane model," International Journal of Solids and Structures 100: pp. 286–296
  • Li, Y., Stapleton, S., Simon, J., Reese, S. (2016) "Experimental and Numerical Study of Paperboard Interface Properties," Experimental Mechanics 56:8 pp. 1477–1488
  • Stapleton, S., APPEL, L. (2016) "Micro-Mechanical Modelling of Fiber Tows Prior to Infiltration,"
  • Li, Y., Stapleton, S., Reese, S., Simon, J.W. (2016) "Microstructure Modeling of paper," Progress in Paper Physics Seminar 2016 Conference Proceedings
  • Sodhani, D., Reese, S., Moreira, R., Jockenhoevel, S., Mela, P., Stapleton, S. (2016) "Multi-scale modelling of textile reinforced artificial tubular aortic heart valves," Meccanica 15:3 pp. 1–17
  • Stapleton, S., Sodhani, D., Raj, V., Sethi, A., Moreira, R., Jockenhoevel, S., Mela, P., Reese, S. (2016) "Multi-Scale Modelling of Textile Reinforced Tissue Engineered Heart Valves," Proceedings of Science in the age of Experience
  • Li, Y., Simon, J.W., Stapleton, S., S, R. (2016) "Multiscale Modeling of paper," Proceedings of the ECCM17 - 17th European Conference on Composites
  • Stapleton, S., Appel, L., Simon, J.-., Reese, S. (2016) "Representative volume element for parallel fiber bundles: Model and size convergence," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 87: pp. 170–185
  • KRIEGER, H., GRIES, T., Stapleton, S. (2016) "Simplified Analytical Stitch Model for Non-Crimp Fabrics,"
  • Stapleton, S., Appel, L. (2016) "The Effect of Fiber-Scale Parameters on Dry Carbon Fiber Tows," Proceedings of the 17th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials
  • Rypl, R., Chudoba, R., Morschel, U., Stapleton, S., Gries, T., Sommer, G. (2015) "A novel tensile test device for effective testing of high-modulus multi-filament yarns," Journal of Industrial Textiles 44:6 pp. 934-947
  • Stapleton, S. (2015) "Hybrid Scaffold for a Transcatheter Tissue-Engineered Aortic Valve,"
  • Stapleton, S., Moreira, R., Jockenhoevel, S., Mela, P., Reese, S. (2015) "Effect of reinforcement volume fraction and orientation on a hybrid tissue engineered aortic heart valve with a tubular leaflet design," Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences 2:1 pp. 21
  • Stapleton, S., Pineda, E.J., Gries, T., Waas, A.M. (2014) "Adaptive shape functions and internal mesh adaptation for modeling progressive failure in adhesively bonded joints," International Journal of Solids and Structures 51:18 pp. 3252-3264
  • Stapleton, S., Gries, T., Pineda, E.J. () "Adaptive Shape Functions and Internal Mesh Adaptation for Modelling Progressive Failure in Adhesively Bonded Joints,”,"
  • Stapleton, S., Waas, A.M., Arnold, S.M., Bednarcyk, B.A. (2014) "Corotational Formulation for Bonded Joint Finite Elements," AIAA Journal 52:6 pp. 1280–1293
  • Stapleton, S. () "Linear Elastic Modeling of Sandwich Panels Using Enhanced Finite Elements,” ,"
  • Stapleton, S., Islam, M.S., Krieger, P., Arnold, S.M. (2014) "Prediction of Damage due to Compaction during Manufacturing of Textile Composites,"
  • Rypl, R., Chudoba, R., Mörschel, U., Stapleton, S., Gries, T., Sommer, G. (2014) "A novel tensile test device for effective testing of high-modulus multi-filament yarns," Journal of Industrial Textiles pp. 1528083714521069
  • Stapleton, S. (2013) "Characterization of carbon fiber NCFs,"
  • Stapleton, S. (2013) "Composite market & strategy study,"
  • Stapleton, S. (2013) "Functionally Graded Adhesives,"
  • Stapleton, S., Waas, A.M., Arnold, S.M., Bednarcyk, B.A. (2012) "Co-rotational formulation for bonded joint finite elements," American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc
  • Stapleton, S. (2012) "Modeling, Characterization, and Experimental Validation of Composite Adhesive Joints,"
  • Stapleton, S., Waas, A.M., Arnold, S.M. (2012) "Functionally graded adhesives for composite joints," International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives 35: pp. 36–49
  • Stapleton, S., Waas, A.M. (2012) "The Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Advanced Composite Joints Using Joint Finite Elements," NASA Glenn Research Center NASA/CR-2012-217606
  • Stapleton, S. (2012) "The Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Advanced Composite Joints Using Joint Finite Elements," University of Michigan
  • Camanho, P.P., Tong, L. (2011) "Composite joints and connections: Principles, modelling and testing," Woodhead Publishing
  • Stapleton, S., Waas, A.M., Bednarcyk, B.A. (2011) "Bonded joint elements for structural modeling and failure prediction," American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc
  • Stapleton, S., Waas, A.M., Bednarcyk, B.A. (2011) "Modeling progressive failure of bonded joints using a single joint finite element," AIAA Journal 49:8 pp. 1740-1749
  • Stapleton, S., Adams, D.O. (2011) "Structural enhancements for increased energy absorption in composite sandwich structures," Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials 13:2 pp. 137-158
  • Stapleton, S., Ahn, J., Waas, A.M. (2011) "“Advanced Modeling of the Behavior of Bonded Composite Joints in Aerospace Applications,”,"
  • Stapleton, S., Waas, A.M., Bednarcyk, B.A. (2010) "Modeling progressive failure of bonded joints using a single joint finite element," American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc
  • Stapleton, S., Waas, A.M. (2010) "Reduced-order modeling of adhesively bonded joints using an enhanced joint finite element," Soc. for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering pp. SAMPE’s Utah Chapter
  • Stapleton, S., Adams, D.O. (2009) "Core design for energy absorption in sandwich composites," Journal of Composite Materials 43:2 pp. 175-190
  • Stapleton, S., Waas., A.M. (2009) "Macroscopic finite element for a single lap joint," American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc
  • Stapleton, S., Adams, D.O. (2009) "Core Design for Energy Absorption in Sandwich Composites," Journal of Composite Materials 43:2 pp. 175–190
  • Stapleton, S., Adams, D.O. (2008) "Crush initiators for increased energy absorption in composite sandwich structures," Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials 10:4 pp. 331-354
  • Van Otten, J., Stapleton, S., Adams, D.O. (2008) "Design considerations for energy absorption in automotive sandwich composites," Soc. for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering pp. SAMPE’s Great Lakes Chapter
  • Stapleton, S., Adams, D.O., Nailadi, C. (2007) "Edgewise impact testing of automotive sandwich composites," Soc. for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering 52: pp. SAMPE Baltimore/Washington Chapter
  • Stapleton, S. (2007) "Energy Absorption of Sandwich Panels for Automotive Applications," University of Utah
  • Stapleton, S. (2007) "Sandwich Composite Concepts for Automotive Applications,"

Presentations

  • Enabling Lightweight Composite Structures through Manufacturing -Inspired Research, December 2014 - Boise State University, Boise, ID
  • Manufacturing -Inspired Composite Characterization and Modeling, December 2014 - Manhattan, KS
  • Composite Layup Design, 2014 - Aachen University
  • Intro to Multi-Scale Modeling, Special Topics in Textile Engineering, 2014 - Aachen University
  • Production Simulations, Composites II, 2014 - Aachen University
  • Rheological Creep Models, Mechanics of Materials, 2014 - Aachen University
  • Quasi- Static Micro-Mechanical Representative Volume Element Modeling of Dry Fiber Bundles, July 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
  • Manufacturing -Inspired Composite Characterization and Modeling, March 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Textile Technology, 2013 - Aachen University
  • Functionally Graded Adhesives for Increased Strength of Adhesively Bonded Composite Joints, July 2013 - Porto, Portugal
  • Functionally Graded Adhesives for Adhesively Bonded Composite Joints, June 2011 - Porto, Portugal
  • Reduced -order Modeling of Adhesively Bonded Joints Using an Enhanced Joint Finite Element, October 2010 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Functionally Graded Adhesives for Improving the Efficiency of Bonded Composite Joints, September 2010 - Dayton, OH
  • Reduced -Order Modeling of Adhesively Bonded Joints using an Enhanced Joint Finite Element, July 2010 - State College, PA
  • Macroscopic Finite Element for an Adhesive Joint, July 2009 - Cleveland, OH
  • Strength and Durability of Joints for Space Vehicle Structures at Elevated Temperatures,, 2008 - Langley Virginia
  • Energy Absorption in Sandwich Panels - Utah SAMPE Chapter Meeting, 2007 - Salt Lake City Utah
  • Edgewise Impact Testing of Automotive Sandwich Composites, June 2007 - Baltimore, MD
  • Experimental Testing and Analytical Analysis of Sandwich Panels in Edgewise Compression - Automotive Composites Consortium Contractor’s Meeting, 2005 - Detroit Michigan

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Functionally Graded Adhesive Joints with Improved Strength and Stability (2017), - National Science Foundation, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation
    Schmidt, D., Stapleton, S.
  • Simulation of Spreading of Carbon Fibers (2013), Grant - Industry
  • Hybrid Scaffold for a Transcatheter tissue-Engineered Aortic Valve, Seed Fund (2014), Grant - RWTH Aachen University.
  • Characterization of carbon fiber NCFs (2013), Grant - Induatry Funded
  • Composite market and strategy study (2013), Grant - Industry Funded
  • Functionally Graded Adhesives, Start-Up Fund (2013), Grant - RWTH Aachen University.
  • Modeling, Characterization, and Experimental Validation of Composite Adhesive Joints (2009), Sponsored Research - GSRP Program, NASA Glenn Research Center.
  • Sandwich Composite Concepts for Automotive Applications (2005), Grant - Automotive Composites Consortium.