Ballistic Structure Research
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Ballistic Structure Research Located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Army's central laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army. The Ballistic Structures and Launch Dynamics Branch of the US Army Research Laboratory is looking for a fellow in the area of structural mechanics and mechanics of materials. The mission of the Ballistic Structures and Launch Dynamics Branch is to conceive, plan, direct, and conduct basic and applied research in projectile structures and their dynamic behavior during gun launch. Applicants should have received a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or a similar field. A background in numerical, analytical, and experimental methods as well as knowledge of materials constitutive behavior is preferred. Applicants should have a working knowledge of computational structural mechanics techniques and software. Applicants may perform research in investigating the dynamic response of projectile structures during gun launch, the structural response of various conventional and novel gun and cannon systems, and the effect of projectile-gun interactions on overall system performance. This opportunity is open to U.S. Citizens only. Keywords: structural, material, mechanics, computational, analysis Click here for more information

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