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Stephen W Tsai

Stephen W Tsai

Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics


(650) 725-3305

Professor Tsai's research interest is in the development of design methodology of composite materials and structures. As an emerging technology, composite materials offer unique performances for structures that combine light weight with durability. Keys to the successful utilization of composite materials are predictability in performance and cost effective design of anisotropic, laminated structures. Current emphasis is placed on the understanding of failure modes, and computer simulation for design and cost estimation.