Structural Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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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