CVRC  

| Composite Vehicle Research Center

About CVRC

Our Strengths

  • Emphasis on composite vehicles and components
     
  • A new paradigm for collaboration through a unique consortium of federal labs, international industrial collaborators, and the premier land-grant university
     
  • Design validation that integrates analytical, numerical, and experimental approaches
     
  • An experimental mechanics group with an international reputation
     
  • A world-class composite materials research center MSU Composite Materials & Structures Center
Our Goals
 
  • To advance the design of composite shells and structures for vehicles
     
  • To incorporate material science at the nano scale with engineering at the macro scale
     
  • To develop and implement novel technologies for nondestructive evaluation and structural prognosis
     
  • To disseminate and commercially exploit fundamental research
 

Our Research

Composite Joining
Design & Manufacture
Impact Resistance
Multi-Functional Composites
Self-Diagnostic Composites
Structural Integrity