Multiscale deformation mechanisms due to ballistic
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 12/23/2018

Opportunity Description

Research Opportunity Title: Multiscale deformation mechanisms due to ballistic impact project Develop new experimental techniques towards improved understanding of underlying material response at the nano and microstructural levels during high loading rates. Track and validate multiscale deformation mechanisms in primarily polymeric materials, multilayer polymer composite materials, and polymer nanofibers. Employ mechanophore based stress-field measurements and digital image correlation methods. Keywords: nanoscale, microscale, multiscale, experimental mechanics, ballistic, mechanophores, mechanochemistry, polymer composites, nanofibers, digital image correlation The goals of the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD) are to enhance the lethality and survivability of weapons systems, and to meet the soldier's technology needs for advanced weaponry and protection. Research is pursued in energetic materials dynamics, propulsion/flight physics, projectile warhead mechanics, terminal effects phenomena, armor/survivability technologies, environmental chemistry, and advanced materials (energetic, metals, ceramics, polymers, composite/hybrids, and mechanics) for armor, armament, missiles, ground vehicles, helicopters, and individual soldier applications necessary for maintaining and ensuring supremacy in future land warfare. All opportunities posted are ongoing. U.S. Citizenship is required. Click here for more information

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 12/23/2018

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