High Strain Rate Behavior of 3D Printed Materials

High strain rate mechanics and mechanisms of 3D printed materials: As 3D printed becomes adopted by industrial manufacturing, understanding and predicting 3D printed material response to high strain rate events becomes necessary for a variety of applications including resistance of turbine blades to foreign object damage, protection for satellites from micrometeoroid impact, crashworthy automotive structures, projectile protection, and other applications. YSU CIAM can leverage the high-strain rate testing capabilities at YSU’s Center of Excellence in Materials Science and Engineering. These include split-Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB), drop tower, gas gun, and enclosed projectile testing range.