Associate Professor Martin Veidt

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School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
m.veidt@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53621

Overview

Dr Martin Veidt's research interests are in applied mechanics covering all aspects of through life support of materials and structures with a special focus on composites such as fibre-reinforced laminates, sandwich structures and hybrid metal fibre laminates. This includes quality assurance and quantitative non-destructive evaluation using conventional, guided wave and non-linear ultrasonics; simulation of damage initiation and evolution in heterogenous materials using phantom node finite element analysis and cohesive zone modelling; and determination of mechanical characteristics of materials and interfaces using digital image correlation techniques.

He received his Dr sc techn from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich in 1991 and his Dipl Masch Ing ETH from there in 1986. His current research projects are in the fields of:

  • Light weighting
  • Detection, characterisation and imaging of laminar defects using guided wave ultrasonics
  • Simulating damage initiation and evolution at microscopic levels using phantom node finite element analysis and cohesive zone modelling
  • Characterisation of hybrid metal – composite materials
  • Simulating dynamic processes including impact and wave propagation mechanics
  • Applying digital image correlation techniques for experimental stress analysis and interface characterisation
  • Packaging of piezoceramic transducers for improved durability of performance
  • Developing design tools for optimal sensor networks
  • Early detection of damage including weak bonds using non-linear ultrasonics

Research Interests

  • Composite Materials
  • Nondestructive Evaluation, Ultrasonics, Guided Wave Ultrasonics, Non-linear Ultrasonics
  • Structural Health Management
  • Light Weighting
  • Damage Modelling
  • Applied Mechanics

Qualifications

  • Masch Ing. ETH, ETH Zurich
  • PhD, ETH Zurich

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • The aim of projects in this area is to develop analytical, numerical and experimental techniques, which can be used to detect, locate and evaluate damage materials and structural components.

    project type: numerical, analytical, experimental

  • Check research group website

    www.mech.uq.edu.au/ultracomp

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

  • Proceedings of the Fifth Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (2007) . Edited by Martin Veidt, Faris Albermani, Bill Daniel, John Griffiths, Doug Hargreaves, Ross McAree, Paul Meehan and Andy Tan. Fifth Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2007), 10–12 December, 2007, Brisbane, Australia.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The aim of projects in this area is to develop analytical, numerical and experimental techniques, which can be used to detect, locate and evaluate damage materials and structural components.

    project type: numerical, analytical, experimental

  • Check research group website

    www.mech.uq.edu.au/ultracomp