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Levon Minnetyan

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Levon Minnetyan
Professor
226 Rowley Laboratories
Clarkson University
Box 5710
Potsdam, NY 13699-5710

Phone: 315-268-7741
FAX: 315-268-7985
E-mail: levon@clarkson.edu

Education
BSCE, Robert College (1969)
MS, Duke University (1971)
PhD, Duke University (1974)

Teaching Interests
Dr. Minnetyan is the faculty advisor for the Steel Bridge and the PCI Big Beam Teams.
Courses taught include CE420 Computational Methods of Structural Analysis, CE441 Reinforced Concrete Design and CE442-Steel Design.

Research Interests
Dr. Minnetyan's primary research is directed toward quantification of damage and degradation in composite structures, assessment of structural durability and damage tolerance.

Recent Publications

Gangone, M.V., Whelan, M.J., Janoyan, K.D., and Minnetyan, L, (2012).  “Experimental characterization and diagnostics of the early-age behavior of a semi-integral abutment FRP deck bridge,”  Sensor Review, 32(4), pp. 296-309.

Abdi, F., Abumeri, G., Paquette, J., Crans, G., Minnetyan, L., and Marzocca, P.(2011) “Durability of Tapered Composite Laminates under Static and Fatigue Loading,” Proceedings of the AIAA, ASME, ASCE, AHS, ASC SDM Conference, Denver, Colorado 4-7, paper no AIAA-2011-1757.

Gangone, M.V., Whelan, M.J., Janoyan, K.D., Minnetyan, L. and Qiu, T. (2010). “Wireless Sensor Performance Monitoring of an Innovative Bridge Design in New York State,” International Association for Bridge Management and Safety (IABMAS), Philadelphia, PA, 11-15 July.

Minnetyan, L., Janoyan, K.D., and Rocheleau, J. A. (2010) “TRANSVERSE CRACKING OF COMPOSITE BRIDGE DECKS,” The Proceedings of International Conference on Topical Problems of Continuum Mechanics (TPCM), 4-8 October, Dilijan, Armenia, Vol. 2, pp. 319-323.

Zhao, W., Minnetyan, L., and Chamis, C. C., "Fracture Propagation in Composites with Biaxial Fiber Reinforcement,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2004, pp. 221-238.

Zhang, H., and Minnetyan, L., "Prediction of Effective Stiffness of a Cross-Ply Laminate with Transverse Matrix Cracks," Journal of ASTM International, published online, 22 March 2006, Paper ID: JAI12822 DOI: 10.1520/JAI12822, 14 p.

Zhang, H., and Minnetyan, L., "Prediction of Effective Stiffness in [θm/90n]s laminates due to Transverse Cracking," Journal of Composite Materials, Vol 41, No. 1, 2007, pp. 89-109. Also published online on March 23, 2006 as doi:10.1177/0021998306063355.

Zhang, H., and Minnetyan, L., "Variational analysis of transverse cracking and local delaminations in [m /90n]s laminates," International Journal of Solids and Structures, March 2006, Vol 43, pp. 7061-7081.

Zhang, H., and Minnetyan, L., "Analysis of transverse cracking in [90n /±m]s composite laminates," Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 25, No. 18, 2006, pp. 1919-1938.

B.R. Mauget, L. Minnetyan, and C.C. Chamis, "Large Deformation Nonlinear Response of Soft Composite Structures via Laminate Analogy," SAMPE Journal of Advanced Materials, Volume 34, No. 2, April 2001, pp. 21-26.

C.C. Chamis, and L. Minnetyan, "Defect/damage tolerance of pressurized fiber composite shells," Composite Structures an Elsevier Journal, 51 (2001) pp. 159-168.

D. Huang and L. Minnetyan, "Post buckling Response and Progressive Fracture of Stiffened and Stitched Composite Shear Panels," Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 20, No. 18, 2001, pp. 1617-1632.

B.R. Mauget, L. Minnetyan, and C.C. Chamis, "Computational Tracking of Composite Manufacturing with Fiber Preforms," ASTM Journal of Composite Technology and Research, Vol. 23, No. 4, October 2001, pp. 254-258

P.K. Gotsis, C.C. Chamis, and L. Minnetyan, "Application of Progressive Fracture Analysis for Predicting Failure Envelopes and Stress-Strain Behaviors of Composite Laminates: a Comparison with Experimental Results," Composites Science and Technology, 2002, Vol. 62, pp. 1545-1559

H. Zhang, L. Minnetyan, and C.C. Chamis, "Computational Simulation of Composite Fracture Toughness Parameters," ASTM STP 1436, Composite Materials Testing and Design (Fourteenth Volume, August 2003, pp. 224-237.

L. Minnetyan, F.Abdi, C.C. Chamis, and D. Huang, “Computational adaptive structure assessment of c-130 flaperon,” Mesomechanics 2009 Conference, Dissipation and Damage across Multiple Scales in Physical and Mechanical Systems, Session B1, Paper No. 113, 24-26 June 2009, Trinity College, Oxford, United Kingdom. Elsevier Procedia Engineering, Vol. 1 Issue 1. Pages 47-50.

L.Minnetyan, F.Abdi, D. Huang, and C.C. Chamis, “Prediction/verification of composite electrical properties and nano insertion improvement,” Mesomechanics 2009 Conference, Dissipation and Damage across Multiple Scales in Physical and Mechanical Systems, Session B2, Paper No. 114, 24-26 June 2009, Trinity College, Oxford, United Kingdom. Elsevier Procedia Engineering, Vol. 1 Issue 1. Pages 51-54.