Johns Hopkins
Engineering Design Day

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Johns Hopkins Engineering community is creating a better future, translating theoretical knowledge into real-world solutions.


Join us on Tuesday, May 4 for a virtual celebration showcasing student innovation and creativity at Hopkins Engineering annual Design Day!

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Characterization of Swaged Aluminum Samples For Fragmentation​

Team: #11 Grant Chen

Program: Materials Science and Engineering

The main purpose of this work is to inform fragmentation models for experiments conducted at high strain rates, such as during a hypervelocity impact. As a team, we seek to establish a link between the quasi-static mechanical testing done in this project and the higher-rate dynamic testing done at HEMI’s Hypervelocity Facility for Impact Research Experiments. A secondary motivation for this research is to investigate powder compacts via swaging, as previous work with cold or hot isostatic pressing yielded materials with very brittle mechanical properties.


  • Dr. Tim Weihs
  • Jesse Grant

Team Members

  • Grant Chen

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