Dr. Martinez graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Carleton University in 1995. After working in industry he returned to school to continue his education. In 1997, he completed a Master degree in Mechanical Eng. from Carleton University. In 2006, he finished his Ph.D. in the area of FEA of smart material and structures. In his position at Clarkson University and TU Delft, he continues to perform research on the development of a Holistic Structural Integrity Process for aerospace structures.
Dr. Martinez is working on the development of a Holistic Structural Integrity Process, known as HolSIP. This process is physics based and founded upon the primary idea that all failure mechanisms involved in the degradation of the structure are interconnected and should not be analyzed as merely the sum of individual mechanisms. In reality, many failure mechanisms interact synergistically and are much more complex and challenging to understand, and thus the requirement for a holistic physics based analysis and design approach to structural integrity problems. The final goal of this holistic approach is to more accurately assess the reliability and structural integrity of mechanical and aerospace structures and whenever possible assist in extending their life. HolSIP requires many inputs to be able to provide the required outputs that structural integrity engineers need in order to assess the remaining useful life of an aerospace structure relative to its original certification. In order to achieve such a goal, HolSIP combines research fields such as: Health Usage Monitoring (HUMS), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), Adaptive Structures, Machine Learning Algorithms, initial and current structural conditions, Flight Load and Condition Monitoring. As part of his research, Dr. Martinez, focuses on advancements in the field of SHM, Load Monitoring and fatigue of metallic and composites structures.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career Integration Grant
- M. Martinez, M. Yanishevsky, B. Rocha, N.C. Bellinger, “21 - Maintenance and monitoring of composite helicopter structures and materials”, Published by Woodhead Publishing, UK, May 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100137-0.00021-3. http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780081001370
- N.C. Bellinger and M. Martinez, “Environmental Monitoring of Aircraft”, in Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring, Boller, C., Chang, F. and Fujino, Y. (eds), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, DOI: 10.1002/9780470061626.shm191, pp. 1523-1530. September 2009
Selected Journal Publications:
- C. Garcia, T. Lotz, M. Martinez, A. Artemev, R. Alderliesten, R. Benedictus, Fatigue crack growth in residual stress fields, International Journal of Fatigue, Volume 87, June 2016, Pages 326-338,ISSN 0142-1123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2016.02.020.
- S. Pant, J. Laliberte, M. Martinez, B. Rocha, "In-situ characterization of isotropic and transversely isotropic elastic properties using ultrasonic wave velocities", published in the Journal of ASTM International, 2016.
- P. Martinez Bueno, M. Martinez, C.D. Rans, R. Benedictus, “Strain Monitoring using a Rayleigh Backscattering System for a Composite UAV Wing Instrumented with an Embedded Optical Fiber”, Advanced Materials Research, 1135:1-19; 2016.
- S. Pant, J. Laliberte, M. Martinez, B. Rocha, and D. Ancrum, “Effects of composite lamina properties on fundamental Lamb wave mode dispersion characteristics”, published in the Journal of Composite Structures. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.01.017, January 2015.
- A. Cooperman, M. Martinez, “Load Monitoring for Active Control of Wind Turbines – A Review Article”, Published in the Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.08.029, August 2014.
- S. Pant, J. Laliberte, M. Martinez, B. Rocha, “Derivation and experimental validation of Lamb wave equations for an n-layered anisotropic composite laminates”, Published in the Journal of Composite Structures, January 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.01.034