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September 15, 2015 | The Corner Pug
West Hartford , CT , USA
The performance of materials at high strain rates is critical in many engineering applications (e.g., structures, sports, military, automobiles, aircraft). The processes that occur during rapid loading of materials can differ greatly from those that operate during quasi-static loading. Some materials undergo strain rate strengthening with substantial strength increases; others are insensitive to strain rate effects. Understanding of the dynamic material response requires a multi-disciplinary approach including materials science, as well as physics, experimental and applied mechanics, mathematics and computational science. This presentation will highlight some of the phenomena that allow materials to withstand high speed impacts and resist speeding bullets. Macro- and microscopic aspects of materials behavior will be presented. Examples from high rate and ballistic experiments will be discussed to illustrate the high strain rate response of metals (aluminum alloys, steels), ceramics, glass and fabrics. The experimental techniques that are utilized to study materials behavior at high strain rates will also be presented.
April 17, 2015 | Rome Commons Ballroom - UConn
Storrs , CT , USA
UConn Material Advantage Chapter banquet on Friday, April 17th at the Rome Commons Ballroom at UConn, Storrs, CT.
February 01 - February 19, 2015 | The Adams Mill
Manchester , CT , USA
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Topic: Neutron scattering for the characterization of engineering materials