MISSION

Welcome to the Multiphysics Analysis of Aerospace Materials (MAAM) Lab at the Mississippi State University. MAAM lab pursues research on the damage tolerance of composite materials and structures, and computational modeling of aerospace materials under various extreme conditions (e.g., lightning strike, laser/plasma, hypersonic flowfield). Applications include: impact resistance of composite structures, lightning strike protection of aircraft and UAVs, laser and plasma applications (e.g., machining and process monitoring of aerospace materials, ablative propulsion systems), hypersonic application (e.g., re-entry vehicle ablative thermal protection systems), fire protection of composite structures, and engine rocket nozzle, etc.

Students and faculty carry out both experimental and computational research to understand the fundamental mechanics and failure mechanisms of aerospace composite materials and the underlying physics of material behaviors under various extreme environmental conditions.