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STEPHEN W. TSAI

Professor Research Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

Email: stsai@stanford.edu

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1961

D.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, Yale University

1952

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Yale University

WORK EXPERIENCE

2001- Present 1972 – 2001

Professor Research Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

1982

Adjunct Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School

1969

Battelle visiting Professor at Ohio State University

1968-1972

Chief Scientist, Air Force Materials Laboratory

1966-1968

Professor, Washington University

1961-1966

Composite Materials Engineer, Aeronutronic

1952-1958

Engineer, Foster Wheeler Corporation

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Research by Stephen W. Tsai led to formulas and failure criteria in composite materials which have been implemented in number of commercial software. His workshops and tutorials have reached thousands of engineers during the last 35 years. His awards include:

Founding Editor of Journal of Composite Materials Life Member National Academy of Engineering Life Fellow, International Conference on Composite Materials Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), 2010

MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Mechanical Engineering, Life Fellow Society of Aerospace Materials and Process Engineers Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society)

PUBLICATIONS

1. Tsai S.W., "Happy 40th anniversary", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 42, pp. 1821-1823, 2008

2. Sihn S., Kim R.Y., Kawabe K., Tsai S.W., "Experimental Studies of Thin-ply Laminated Composites", Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 67, No. 6, pp. 996-1008, 2007

3. Tsai S.W., "Three decades of composites activities at US Air Force Materials

Laboratory", Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 65, No. 15-16, pp. 2295-2299,

2005

4. Sihn S., Tsai S.W., "Prediction of fatigue S-N curves of composite laminates by Super Mic-Mac", Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 36, No. 10, pp. 1381-1388, 2005

5. Han D.Y., Tsai S.W., "Interlocked Composite Grids Design and Manufacturing", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 287-316, 2003

6. Sihn S., Miyano Y., Nakada M., Tsai S.W., "Time- and Temperature-dependent Failures of a Metal-to-composites Bonded Joint with PMMA Adhesive Material", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 35-54, 2003

7. Kim J., Lee W.I., Tsai S.W., "Modeling of Mechanical Property Degradation by Short-Term Aging at High Temperatures", Composites Part B-Engineering, Vol. 33, No. 7, pp. 531-543, 2002

8. Miyano Y., Tsai S.W., Christensen R.M., "Accelerated Testing for The Durability of Composite Materials and Structures", Long Term Durability of Structural Materials - Durability 2000, pp. 265-276, 2001

9. Gibson R.F., Tsai S.W., Wang J.Q., "Stresses in a Notched Rib of an Interlocked Composite Grid Structure", 33rd International SAMPE Technical Conference, Vol. 33, pp. 589-600, 2001

10. Kuraishi A., Tsai S.W., Liu K.K.S., "A Progressive Quadratic Failure Criterion, Part B", Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 62, No. 12-13, pp. 1683-1695, 2002

11. Nakada M., Miyano Y., Tsai S.W., "Long Term Prediction of Fatigue Life for FRP Joint Systems", Recent Developments In Durability Analysis of Composite Systems, pp. 101-107, 2000

12. Liu K.S., Tsai S.W., "A Progressive Quadratic Failure Criterion for a Laminate", Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 58, No. 7, pp. 1023-1032, 1998

13. Hoff R., Springer G.S., Tsai S.W., "Obituary: Late Professor Tsuyoshi Hayashi", Advanced Composite Materials, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 217-218, 1998

14. Nakada M., Sihn S., Imai T., Miyano Y., Tsai S.W., "Prediction of Tensile Fatigue Life for GFRP/metal Adhesive Joints", Design and Manufacturing of Composites, pp.

67-74, 1998

15. Manne P.M., Tsai S.W., "Practical Considerations for the Design of Composite Structures", Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 227- 255, 1998

16. Manne P.M., Tsai S.W., "Design Optimization of Composite Plates: Part I - Design Criteria for Strength, Stiffness, and Manufacturing Complexity of Composite Laminates", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 544-571, 1998

17. Manne P.M., Tsai S.W., "Design Optimization of Composite Plates: Part II -

Structural Optimization by Plydrop Tapering", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 572-598, 1998

18. Huybrechts S., Tsai S.W., "Analysis and Behavior of Grid Structures", Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 56, No. 9, pp. 1001-1015, 1996

19. Chen H.J., Tsai S.W., "Three-dimensional Effective Moduli of Symmetric Laminates", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 30, No. 8, pp. 906-917, 1996

20. Tsai S.W., "A Matured Technology", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 15, No.

JAN
JAN

, pp. U1-U2, 1981

21. Tsai, S. W. and Wu, E. M. (1971). A general theory of strength for anisotropic materials. Journal of Composite Materials. vol. 5, pp. 58-80.

BOOKS AND

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Stephen W. TSAI, Sung HA, Yaushi MIYANO, "Strength & Life of Composites", JEC Composites, Hard-bound, 2008

2. Daniel GAY, Suong V. HOA, Stephen W. TSAI: "Composite Materials: Design and

Applications", CRC Press, 2002

3.

Stephen W. TSAI, H. Thomas HAHN: "Introduction to Composite Materials", Technomic

Publishing Company Inc., 1980

4. Stephen W. TSAI, Composites Design 1986, Paperback, 1986

5. Stephen W. TSAI, Composites Design 1985, Paperback, 1985

6. Stephen W. TSAI, Composites Design/With Disk, Paperback, 1988

7. Stephen W. TSAI, Theory of Composites Design, Paperback, 1992

8. Stephen W. TSAI, Analyses of Composite Structures, (NASA contractor report, NASA CR-

620), Unknown Binding, 1966

9. Stephen W. TSAI, Composite Design, Paperback, 1987

10. Stephen W. TSAI, Composites design, Unknown Binding, 1986

11. Stephen W. TSAI, Effect of Constituent Material Properties on the Strength of Fiber- reinforced Composite Materials, Unknown Binding, 1966

12. Stephen W. TSAI, Invariant Properties of Composite Materials, Unknown Binding, 1968