Characterization of the response of biological
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 3/27/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Characterization of the response of biological tissues to ballistic loading conditions 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. ARL is developing technologies to protect the soldier from ballistic and blast loading. There is interest in experimental studies and theoretical modeling of the human body's response to these loading conditions and protective systems to prevent human injuries. Research for experimental and theoretical studies are sought that address the human and materiel response to ballistic loading including projectile impact, overpressure from blast loading, and high rate accelerations (such as those encountered in mine blast loading). Candidate will contribute to the development of constitutive modeling of the mechanical response of biological materials. This will contribute to ARL's ability to understand and prevent ballistic injuries. Eligibility: Applicants should have received a Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a strong academic background with research experience in experimental and computational mechanics. This opportunity is open to U.S. Citizens only. Keywords: ballistic, blast, mechanical loading, injury protection, biomechanics, bioengineering

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