GEOTECH/STRUCT/MAT/CONSTR Seminar: Aashish Sharma
"Projectile penetration in granular material."
Aashish Sharma will present some experiments, and their findings, carried out as a part of the multi-institutional research project, Multi-scale Penetration Mechanics of Projectiles through Granular Media using Neutron and X-rays. Penetration depth is the most important parameter in terminal ballistics. Data on the influence of projectile and target characteristics on the response of the projectile as it moves in the target will be presented. We will assess the effectiveness of simple analytical projectile penetration models. We will also look at how the strength and fracture energy of sand grains vary with size.
Financial support from Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Grant HDTRA1-12- 10045.
Thursday, September 12 at 3:40pm to 4:55pm
John D. Tickle Engineering Building, 405
851 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996