Stuart Leigh Phoenix

Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

321 Thurston Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-8818

Stuart Leigh Phoenix

Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise
Ballistic resistance of body armor for security personnel; mechanics of failure of composite-overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs)

Current Research Interest
Numerical modeling of ballistic impact into multi-layer, fibrous materials for body armor; mechanics of failure and probabilistic lifetime modeling of composite-overwrapped pressure vessels; development of polymeric fiber cables for helicopter rescue operations

Distinction
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Engineering and Safety Center (NASA-NESC) Engineering Excellence Award
ASTM International Harold DeWitt Smith Medal
The Fiber Society Award for Distinguished Achievement in Basic or Applied Fiber Science

Selected Publications
Phoenix, Stuart L., and Pankaj Porwal. “A New Membrane Model for Ballistic Impact Response and V50 Performance of Multi-Ply Fibrous Systems.” International Journal of Solids and Structures 40 (2003): 6723-6765.

Phoenix, Stuart L., and William I. Newman. “Time-Dependent Fiber Bundles with Local Load Sharing. II. General Weibull Fibers.Physical Review E 80 (2009): 066115 (1-14).

Cornell Research Website Article
What Happens When Theory Goes to Work?