High Rate Experimental Mechanics
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 12/23/2018

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: High Rate Experimental Mechanics (Plate Impact and Kolsky Bar Experiments) The Impact Physics Branch of the US Army Research Laboratory is looking for an exceptional post-doctoral candidates in the area of high-rate mechanics, particularly pertaining to shock compression science. The project will require doing research as part of a team of engineers and scientists to study the structure-property relationships of novel materials such as copper-tantalum alloys subjected to high compressive stresses and high strain-rates. The main focus will be to develop fundamental understanding of the deformation mechanisms and failure processes active in these novel materials undergoing shock compression. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with strong background in materials science, data and failure analysis, and computer programming (MATLAB, MATHEMATICA, FORTRAN, and LABVIEW). This opportunity is open to U.S. Citizens only. Keywords: Kolsky bar, plate impact, shock compression, stress, strain, dislocation dynamics, twinning Click here for more information

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