Structural Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Opportunity Description

Structural Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials The Ballistic Structures and Launch Dynamics Branch of the US Army Research Laboratory is looking for an applicant 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 on 1) structural dynamics for ballistic structures and components during deployment, in-bore, transitional, and in-flight events, and 2) the associated weapon launch dynamics. Both experimental and analytical (numerical) research will be performed to investigate the mechanical response of these structures and provide proof of principle solutions for the next generation of Army munitions. Assess the utility of projectile and missile systems in applications such as advanced launchers, lightweight cannons, sabots, artillery aeroshells, missile components, lightweight mortars and cannons, penetrators, warheads, cartridge cases, and other advanced ordnance structures. Investigate performance enhancements of delivery systems by investigating the full weapon dynamics modeling and its role on accuracy and performance from launch thru the transitional ballistic regime.

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at our Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government and Private Industry customers’ laboratories and research facilities worldwide.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

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