Material Behavior
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Computational Mechanics of Materials Advisor: SE Schoenfeld Key words: computational mechanics. mechanics of materials, solid mechanics, material modeling, constitutive modeling, strength of materials Computational Mechanics of Materials is an area of increasing importance in the conceptual development and design of engineering systems. High-performance systems are becoming more effective at lighter weight and increasingly dependent on subtle, yet significant (from a performance metric) material behavior that is truly rooted in the complex behavior of mesoscale material features and their interactions. To complicate this issue, the small- (meso-) scale mechanical properties of materials are often severely anisotropic, governed by the kinematics of slip, twinning, and cleavage for many crystallographic species; and the extension and rearrangement of long complex molecular chains for many amorphous materials. Further, features such as relative volume fractions, phase morphology, and interface properties have become paramount in defining the bulk mechanical behavior of materials, and the efficiency and effectiveness engineering systems. Research is needed in the development of both theoretical and computational models that account for mesoscale effects during large deformation and fracture of single and multiphase metals, ceramics, and polymers under high rates of loading.

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