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Sota Onodera Last modified date:2024.01.24

Assistant Professor / Aerospace Structures and Structural Dynamics
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Faculty of Engineering

Graduate School

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Aerospace Structural System engineering Laboratory HP .
Academic Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Mechanics of composite materials and structures
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Research activities
1. Prediction for non-linear stress-strain response of ceramic matrix composites.
2. Prediction for damage progression of composite materials with ply cracks.
3. Evaluation for damage and fracture of carbon fiber reinforced materials subjected to dynamic crashing loads.
4. Prediction of the molding process of composite materials.
5. Compression molding simulation of fiber reinforced plastics considering with fiber deformation using particle method.
6. A study of damage progression and fracture of composite materials with gaps and overlaps made by automated fiber placement.

Academic activities
Experiments for Aerospace Engineering, Theory of Elasticity I, Theory of Elasticity II, Theory of Elasticity
Research Interests
  • Compression molding simulation of fiber reinforced plastics considering with fiber deformation using particle method
    keyword : Particle Method, Polymer Matrix Composites, Compression Molding, Bead-Chain Model
  • A study of damage progression and fracture of composite materials with gaps and overlaps made by automated fiber placement
    keyword : Automated Fiber Placement, Gap, Overlap, Composite material, Damage
  • Damage progression analysis for composite laminate using adaptive discrete-smeared crack (A-DiSC) model
    keyword : composite, laminate, FEM, crack, delamination
  • Prediction for damage progression of carbon fiber reinforced laminates subjected to dynamic crushing loads using smoothed particle hydrodynamics
    keyword : particle method, smoothing particle hydrodynamics (SPH), crushing, CFRP, damage
  • Prediction for non-linear stress-strain response of 3D woven ceramic matrix composite with transverse and matrix cracks
    keyword : Ceramic matrix composite, continuum damage mechanics, matrix crack, transverse cracn
  • Ply crack progression analysis in composite laminate using Monte Carlo method
    keyword : Monte Carlo method, laminate, ply crack, energy release rate
  • Prediction for stiffness reduction of composite laminates with ply cracks and fiber breaks using continuum damage mechanics
    keyword : composite, laminate, ply crack, continuum damage mechanics
Academic Activities
1. Sota Onodera, Koki Kawahara, Shigeki Yashiro, Damage progression and strength prediction of open-hole CFRP laminates containing ply gaps, Engineering Fracture Mechanics,, 293, 109681, 2023.12.
2. Keiichi Shirasu, Junpei Tsuyuki, Ryo Higuchi, Sota Onodera, Tomonaga Okabe, Experimental and numerical study on open-hole tension/compression properties of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic laminates, Journal of Composite Materials,, 56, 14, 2211-2225, 2022.04.
3. Yoshiko Nagumo, Sota Onodera, Tomonaga Okabe, Prediction of transverse crack progression on continuum damage mechanics and its application to analytical solution of composite laminates and filament wound cylindrical pressure vessel, Advanced Composite Materials,, 31, 6, 600-616, 2022.03.
4. Ryo Higuchi, Ryoma Aoki, Sota Onodera, Xin Lu, Jie Zhi, Karh Heng Leong, Tomohiro Yokozeki, Tomonaga Okabe, Tong Earn Tay, Multi-fidelity progressive damage simulation of notched composite laminates with various ply thicknesses, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2022.111518, 242, 1, 111518, 2022.05, [URL].
5. Sota Onodera, Jumpei Tsuyuki, Tomonaga Okabe, Micromechanical modeling for the in-plane mechanical behavior of orthogonal three-dimensional woven ceramic matrix composites with transverse and matrix cracking, International Journal of Damage Mechanics,, 2, 31, 165-189, 2021.06, [URL].
6. Sota Onodera, Tomonaga Okabe, Analytical model for determining effective stiffness and mechanical behavior of polymer matrix composite laminates using continuum damage mechanics, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 10.1177/1056789520939624, 29, 10, 1512-1542, 2020.07, [URL].
7. Yuta Kumagai, Sota Onodera, Marco Salviato, Tomonaga Okabe, Multiscale Analysis and Experimental Validation of Crack Initiation in Quasi-Isotropic Laminates, International Journal of Solids and Structures, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2020.02.010, 193-194, 1, 172-191, 2020.02, [URL].
8. Sota Onodera, Tomonaga Okabe, Three-dimensional analytical model for effective elastic constants of transversely isotropic plates with multiple cracks: Application to stiffness reduction and steady-state cracking of composite laminates, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2019.106595, 219, 106595-106595, 2019.08, [URL].
9. Yuta Kumagai, Sota Onodera, Yoshiko Nagumo, Tomonaga Okabe, Kenichi Yoshioka, Multiscale modeling of free-surface effect on crack formation in unidirectional off-Axis laminates, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.03.016, 98, 136-146, 2017.03, [URL].
10. Tomonaga Okabe, Sota Onodera, Yuta Kumagai, Yoshiko Nagumo, Continuum damage mechanics modeling of composite laminates including transverse cracks, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 10.1177/1056789517711238, 27, 6, 877-895, 2017.06, [URL].
11. Sota Onodera, Yoshiko Nagumo, Tomonaga Okabe, Prediction for progression of transverse cracking in CFRP cross-ply laminates using Monte Carlo method, Advanced Composite Materials, 26, 5, 477-491, 2017.05, [URL].
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences
  • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Japan Society for Composite Materials
Educational Activities
[Undergraduate education]
Theory of Elasticity I
Theory of Elasticity II
Theory of Elasticity
Experiments for Aerospace Engineering