Plenary Speakers

Prof. Jian Xiong

Prof. Jian Xiong

Center for Composite Materials and Structures, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Speech Title: Design and Mechanical Behaviors of Carbon Fiber Composite Honeycomb Sandwich Structure

Abstract: The design objectives of spacecraft probe structure are to reduce the structure weight, improve the loading efficiency and ensure the profile accuracy. The satellite circularly enters the shadow area and the light area, where surface temperatures are between -180℃ and 120℃. It causes serious thermal deformation of the satellite antenna reflector, thus reducing the satellite detection ability. Carbon fiber composite honeycomb structure has the advantages of light weight, high specific stiffness, high specific strength and low thermal expansion coefficient. It has important applications in advanced spacecraft components such as satellite antenna reflector, space telescope and high precision optical support platform. This presentation introduces advanced progress made by our research group in the field of carbon fiber composite honeycomb structure technology, including: (1) Manufacturing technology of carbon fiber reinforced composite honeycomb; (2) Mechanical characteristics and evaluation of carbon fiber reinforced composite honeycomb sandwich structure under typical loadings; (3) Structural design, debonding characteristics and strengthening mechanics of interface-reinforced composite honeycomb structure; (4) Flexible design and mechanical characteristics of composite honeycomb structure.

Biography: Prof. Jian Xiong obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Center for Composite Materials and Structures, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology in 2012. He is currently a full professor and doctoral supervisor in the Center for Composite Materials and Structures, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology. He has been a visiting scholar at Rice University School of Engineering, USA, Department of Textiles and Weaving, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Siegen University, Germany, and Northeastern University, School of Engineering, USA. He is also a Humboldt Fellow at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Siegen University, Germany. He currently serves as a Young Editorial Board member of Journal of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Journal of Harbin Engineering University, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Journal of Solid Mechanics, etc.

He has been engaged in the research of design theory and mechanical mechanism of advanced lightweight composite structures, and has published more than 90 research papers in international academic journals, including Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Advanced Materials, Acta Materialia, Composites Science and Technology, etc. He has granted more than 10 national invention patents and published one academic monograph. He was selected for Ministry of Education High-level Talent Program “Young Scholar”, Humboldt Research Fellow from AVH and Stanley Ho (SHATF) Teaching Award. He won the 15th Heilongjiang Province Youth Science and Technology Award, first prize and the second prize of Natural Science and Technology in Heilongjiang Province.