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September 15, 2015 Technical Meeting

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.

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May 12, 2015 Technical Meeting

May 12, 2015 | Adam Mill Resturant

Manchester , CT , USA

Stan David will give a presentation on Welding Research at Oak Ridge National Lab.

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Student Night

April 28, 2015 | Chucks Steak House and Magaritaville

Mansfield , CT , USA

UConn MSE Students give short presentations on their research.

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ASM Hartford Area Materials Camp

April 20, 2015 | Institute of Material Science - UConn

Storrs , CT , USA

ASM Hartford Area Materials Camp April 20, 2015

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Forging the Bonds of the Future

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.

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March Meeting

March 10, 2015 | Adams Mill

Manchester , USA

Our planned presentation on ORNL Welding research has been rescheduled for May. There will be no technical meeting in March.

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February Meeting

February 01 - February 19, 2015 | The Adams Mill

Manchester , CT , USA

Thursday, February 19, 2015 Topic: Neutron scattering for the characterization of engineering materials

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