Wasatch Molecular: Multiscale Computationally-Guided Design of Ballistic and Blast Resistant Layered Materials
Profile last edited on: 4/23/2013

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Grant D Smith
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Wasatch Molecular Inc

825 North 300 West Suite W003
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
   (801) 673-7452
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   02
County:   Salt Lake

Phase I

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A multiscale modeling approach is proposed for the development and implementation of physics-based EOS and constitutive models within a multimaterials continuum modeling framework. Accurate EOS and rate-dependent constitutive (flow, yield stress, damage) models for plate glass, PMMA and segmented elastomers will be developed based upon equilibrium and non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations and will be validated through direct comparison of predicted impact behavior with experimental measurements. MD simulations will also facilitate development of improved interfacial models needed for prediction of wave propagation in multilayered materials. The material point method (MPM) will implement these models as well as improved 2- and 3-D crack propagation, fracture, failure and materials interface models, allowing for accurate numerical assessment and optimization of layered structures of various materials and geometries to resist ballistic and blast impact.

Multilayer Structures, Multilayer Structures, Fracture And Failure, Ballistic Protection, Mpm Simulations, Wave Propagation, Multiscale Modeling, Constitutive Models, Eos, Mol

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