Symposium preview: High strain rate behaviors of composites and heterogeneous materials

Nikhil Gupta, Kyu Cho

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The applications of composite materials have witnessed a significant increase such as in some modern civilian and military aircraft that leads to the development of new composite materials with higher performance and safety standards. The understanding of shock mitigation mechanism in materials and designing new composite materials effective against shock loading conditions will enable the development of lightweight ballistic protection and blast-resistant materials. Composite materials are increasingly used to repair aging infrastructure, such as bridges, made of traditional building materials. One of the areas where high strain rate loading conditions have been beneficially utilized is metal forming. Researchers working with biomaterials and in medical fields are conducting researches to understand the interaction of shock waves with materials such as bone and soft tissue that will help injured personnel and trauma victims through the development of better clinical practices for treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-26
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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