Total mentored projects: 7
Performing experimental measurements of propagation of shock waves in metallic samples will help estimate dynamic strength of materials.
Understanding the mechanisms for damage growth is key to the development of predictable defense and armor systems.
Studying the particle velocity at different locations of a rippled shock front provides a potential new technique to evaluate dynamic strength.
Improving the knowledge-base of damage propagation through materials will help develop protection systems.
Studying the effects of non-traditional alloying elements in nickel can lead to stronger materials for high temperature use.
An understanding of the compressibility of polymers under ballistic loading conditions will help improve armor systems.