Marcias Martinez

A Personal Webpage


Welcome to my personal webpage. The purpose of this page is to document some of my academic and industrial experiences, publications and provide a means to communicate with you. I enjoy working with other researchers and scientist, in the field of Smart Materials, Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Structures and Computational Modelling. I truly believe this to be fantastic fields of research and every day I feel blessed to be part of it. 

Thank you for your visit,

Marcias Martinez

My C.V.Teaching PhilosophyResearch Statement

My Education

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

January 2000 - October 2006
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Research: Developed an in-house finite element analysis code to study the behavior of piezoelectric structures in composites materials.

Thesis title: Finite Element Model of Structures with Piezoelectric Elements.

Masters of Engineering
(Mechanical Engineering)

September 1997 - November 1999
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Research: Numerical modeling of the formation of dendrites during the solidification of tertiary alloys composed of Aluminum, Copper and Silicon. The computer model is based on the finite difference method and concentration differences of the three elements to calculate the morphology of the dendrite.

Thesis title: Three Dimensional Computer Modeling of Dendrite Growth in Tertiary Al-Cu-Si Alloys.

Bachelor of Engineering
(Mechanical Engineering)

September 1991 - November 1995
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Thesis Project: Developed a custom software package to predict austenization time for complete formation of austenite from pearlite, without unnecessary grain growth

Clarkson University
Potsdam NY, USA


A Holistic Approach to Structural Integrity Process (HolSIP)

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. 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. 

Research Facilities at the HolSIP Laboratory

Computing Facilities

Four dedicated Windows 10 workstations, with dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 Haswell 2.3GHz Processor for a total of 40 concurrent threads on each workstation. 4.5TB of Hard Drive data storage space 128 GB of RAM expandable to 1TB. Tesla K40c NVIDIA GPU Card for computational acceleration. 

Experimental Mechanic Techniques

LUNA -Rayleigh Backscattering Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensing System

2D & 3D - Correlated Solutions Digital Image Correlation
National Instruments - Strain Gauging Equipment (multiple channels and thermocouples)


GID Pre/Post Processor
Visual Development Studio
AFGROW (Fatigue Crack Growth Program)

SHM Equipment / NDI Equipment

Acoustic Emissions System:

One AMSY-6 Main Chassis, with 6 slots for ASIP-2 for up to 12 AE Channels.

Sonatest, Phase Array System

Meet our Research Team

A skilled group of multi-disciplinary Individuals

Alessandro Baldasarre

Ph.D. Research: Fatigue of Composite Structures in Mode II, considering residual stress effects

Location: Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY, USA)

Cornelis de Mooij

Ph.D. Research: Load Monitoring of Aerospace Structuring through the use of inverse Finite Element Methods

Location: Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

Fabricio Ribeiro

Ph.D. Research: Fatigue of Composite Structures in Mode II, considering variable amplitude loading.

Location: Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

Maria Barroso-Romero

Ph.D. Research: Structural Health Monitoring 
Location: Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

Brian Pfeil

M.Sc. Research: Failure of Materials 

Location: Clarkson Unviersity, Potsdam, NY

Leila Sauvage

Ph.D. Research: Fatigue of 1700 Century Pastel Paintings.

Location: Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

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