Dr. Minnetyan is the faculty advisor for the Steel Bridge and the PCI Big Beam Teams.
Dr. Minnetyan's primary research is directed toward quantification of damage and degradation in composite structures, assessment of structural durability and damage tolerance.
Gangone, M.V., Whelan, M.J., Janoyan, K.D., Minnetyan, L. (2014). “Development of Performance Assessment Tools for a Highway Bridge Resulting from Controlled Progressive Damage Monitoring,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 10(5), pp. 551-567. doi:10.1080/15732479.2012.757329.
Dutton, R., Minnetyan, L., Abdi, F., Sherley, J. L. (2014) “A Probabilistic Stem Cell Kinetics Computer Simulation Supports An Asymmetric Self-Renewal Mechanism for Cell Culture Senescence,” Novel Stem Cells and Vesicles Symposium Proceedings, October 29-31, 2014, Providence, Rhode Island.
Chamis, C.C., Abdi, F., Garg, M., Minnetyan, L., Baid, H., Huang, D., Housner, J., Talagani, F., (2013) WWW-FEIII-Composite Failure Exercise: “Micromechanics-based progressive failure analysis prediction for WWFE-III composite coupon test cases,”. Journal of Composite Materials Part A: 47(20–21) 2695–2712,: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav, DOI: 10.1177/0021998313499478. jcm.sagepub.com.
Gangone, M.V., Whelan, M.J., Janoyan, K.D., and Minnetyan, L, (2012). “Experimental characterization and diagnostics of the early-age behavior of a semi-integral abutment FRP deck bridge,” Sensor Review, 32(4), pp. 296-309.
Abdi, F., Abumeri, G., Paquette, J., Crans, G., Minnetyan, L., and Marzocca, P.(2011) “Durability of Tapered Composite Laminates under Static and Fatigue Loading,” Proceedings of the AIAA, ASME, ASCE, AHS, ASC SDM Conference, Denver, Colorado 4-7, paper no AIAA-2011-1757.
Gangone, M.V., Whelan, M.J., Janoyan, K.D., Minnetyan, L. and Qiu, T. (2010). “Wireless Sensor Performance Monitoring of an Innovative Bridge Design in New York State,” International Association for Bridge Management and Safety (IABMAS), Philadelphia, PA, 11-15 July.
Minnetyan, L., Janoyan, K.D., and Rocheleau, J. A. (2010) “TRANSVERSE CRACKING OF COMPOSITE BRIDGE DECKS,” The Proceedings of International Conference on Topical Problems of Continuum Mechanics (TPCM), 4-8 October, Dilijan, Armenia, Vol. 2, pp. 319-323.
L. Minnetyan, F.Abdi, D. Huang, and C.C. Chamis, (2009) “Prediction/verification of composite electrical properties and nano insertion improvement,” Mesomechanics 2009 Conference, Dissipation and Damage across Multiple Scales in Physical and Mechanical Systems, Session B2, Paper No. 114, 24-26 June 2009, Trinity College, Oxford, United Kingdom. Elsevier Procedia Engineering, Vol. 1 Issue 1. Pages 51-54.
L. Minnetyan, F.Abdi, C.C. Chamis, and D. Huang, (2009) “Computational adaptive structure assessment of c-130 flaperon,” Mesomechanics 2009 Conference, Dissipation and Damage across Multiple Scales in Physical and Mechanical Systems, Session B1, Paper No. 113, 24-26 June 2009, Trinity College, Oxford, United Kingdom. Elsevier Procedia Engineering, Vol. 1 Issue 1. Pages 47-50.
Zhang, H., and Minnetyan, L., "Prediction of Effective Stiffness in [θm/90n]s laminates due to Transverse Cracking," Journal of Composite Materials, Vol 41, No. 1, 2007, pp. 89-109. Also published online on March 23, 2006 as doi:10.1177/0021998306063355.
Zhang, H., and Minnetyan, L., "Prediction of Effective Stiffness of a Cross-Ply Laminate with Transverse Matrix Cracks," Journal of ASTM International, published online, 22 March 2006, Paper ID: JAI12822 DOI: 10.1520/JAI12822, 14 p.
Zhang, H., and Minnetyan, L., "Variational analysis of transverse cracking and local delaminations in [m /90n]s laminates," International Journal of Solids and Structures, March 2006, Vol 43, pp. 7061-7081.
Zhang, H., and Minnetyan, L., "Analysis of transverse cracking in [90n /±m]s composite laminates," Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 25, No. 18, 2006, pp. 1919-1938.