Peel, Larry

Personnel Profile

Peel, Larry, Ph.D., P.E., Professor & Department Chair

Peel, Larry, Ph.D., P.E.


Ph.D., Brigham Young University Provo, Utah.

M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia

B.S., Utah State University Logan, Utah

A.S., Snow College Ephraim, Utah

Research Interests

  • Morphing Wing Project

  • Aerospace Structures (X-34 fuel tank & wing)

  • Composites Design and Analysis

  • Auxetic / Extreme Poisson's Ratio Materials using Flexible Composites

  • Rubber Muscle Actuators (AFRL)

Recent Publications

  • Peel, L.D., Baur, J., Foster. D., Phillips, D., “The Effect of Geometry and Scale on the Performance of Elastomer Composite Actuators,” J. of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, in review by AFRL before submission.

  • Peel, L., Meija, J., Narvaez, B., Thompson, K., Lingala, M., “Development of a Simple Morphing Wing using Elastomeric Composites as Skins and Actuators,” J. Mech. Des., Vol. 131,  Issue 9, doi:10.1115/1.3159043, Sep. 2009.

  • Silva, C., Coughlin, S., Marotta, E., Schuller, M., Peel, L., O'Neill, M., “In-Plane Thermal Conductivity in Thin Carbon Fiber Composites,” AIAA Journal of Thermo-Physics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 21, No. 3, July-Sep. 2007.

  • Peel, L.D., “Exploration of High and Negative Poisson’s Ratio Elastomer-Matrix Laminates,” J. Physica Status Solidi (b) 244, No. 3, 988–1003, Jan. 2007.

  • Peel, L.D., Jensen, D.W., "The Response of Fiber Reinforced Elastomers under Simple Tension," Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 34, 2000.

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
ENGC 303 B
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2003
fax: (361) 593-4026
Personal Website:

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