Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Larry Peel, Professor

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Education

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
EC 326
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2292
fax: (361) 593-4026
email: Larry.Peel@tamuk.edu
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: June 11, 2014