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Marcias Martinez
Associate Professor
234 CAMP
Clarkson University
PO Box 5725
Potsdam, NY  13699-5725
T: 315-268-3875     F: 315-268-6695


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B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, CarletonUniversity (1995)
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carleton University (1999)
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carleton University (2006)

AE 429 - Aircraft Performance and Flight Mechanics
AE 430 - Stability and Control of Aerospace Vehicles

Research Interests:

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.

Book Chapters:

  1. 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:
  2. N.C. Bellinger and M. Martinez, “Environmental Monitoring of Aircraft”, in Encyclopaedia 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:

  1. T. Zhao, G. Palardy, I. Fernandez Villegas, C. Rans, M. Martinez, R. Benedictus; “Mechanical Behaviour of Thermoplastic Composites Spot-Welded and Mechanically Fastened Joints: A Critical Comparison”; Accepted for publication in the Journal of Composites Part B, December. 2016
  2. S. Pant, J. Laliberte, M. Martinez, and B. Rocha, “In-situ characterization of isotropic and transversely isotropic elastic properties using ultrasonic   wave velocities”, Published in the  Journal of ASTM International, Material Performance and Characterization. MPC-2015-0021. March 2016.
  3. C. Garcia, T. Lotz, M. Martinez, A. Artemev, R. Alderliesten, R. Benedictus, “Fatigue Crack Growth in Residual Stress Fields”, Published in the       International Journal of Fatigue, 87, pp. 326-338. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2016.02.020, February 2016.
  4. P. Martinez-Bueno, M. Martinez, C. Rans, R. Benedictus, “Strain Monitoring using a Rayleigh Backscattering System for a Composite UAV Wing     Instrumented with an Embedded Optical Fiber”, Published in the Journal of Advanced Materials Research Vol. 1135 (2016) pp. 1-19.                     doi:10.4028/, ISSN: 1662-8985, Nov. 19-2015.
  5. 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.