McNAIR's research, which is based on stated industry needs, includes over two dozen contributing faculty members from a variety of disciplines with a wide range of research topics such as Materials and Composites, Systems Engineering and Design, Testing and Non-destructive Evaluation, Certification, Automated Manufacturing, Condition-based Maintenance, and Life Cycle Monitoring.
The Main Thrust Areas of the McNAIR Center’s Core Research are:
1. Steered Fiber Nonconventional Laminate Design
2. Automated Novel Structural Composite Part Production
3. Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization of Composite (Aircraft) Structures and Systems
4. Automated, Fusion Based, Assembly
Click here to read about the core McNAIR Researchers.
- Laboratory for Active Material and Smart Structures
- Virtual Test Bed
- Center for Mechanics, Materials Non-Destructive Evaluation
- Condition-Based Maintenance
- Lightning Response Laboratory
- Center for Friction Stir Processing, NSF I/UCRC
- Dynamic Behavior and Multifunctional Materials Laboratory
- Integrated Design Manufacturing Certification of Advanced Composites Structures