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