Accession Number : AD1043590


Title :   Multiscale Modeling of Non-crystalline Ceramics (Glass)


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jun 2010,31 Oct 2010


Corporate Author : US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States


Personal Author(s) : Gazonas,George A ; McCauley,James W ; Batyrev,Iskander G ; Becker,Richard C ; Patel,Parimal ; Rice,Betsy M ; Weingarten,N S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1043590.pdf


Report Date : 01 Feb 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : This six-month progress report describes an ongoing program on the multiscale modeling of noncrystalline ceramics (glass) funded from the Directors Strategic Initiatives (DSIs) in support of the U.S. Army Research Laboratorys (ARL) Strategic Research Initiatives. The long-term research goal of the program is to develop a concurrent multiscale computational finite element code for optimizing or enhancing the performance of various glasses against shaped-charge jets; the initial work focuses on pure fused-silica (a-SiO2), and chemically varied a-SiO2 materials. As such, this objective falls squarely within the purview of the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, since multiscale models are constitutive models (specific to a particular material) wherein time evolving short and intermediate range atomic structure, order, and microcrack initiation and growth, are fully coupled to the macroscale, a phenomenon that cannot be modeled or accounted for using classical homogenization methods. A more immediate research objective is to understand why certain chemically substituted a-SiO2 materials exhibit enhanced performance in the defeat of shaped-charge jets and other ballistic threats.


Descriptors :   army research , shaped charge jet , quantum theory , ceramic materials , glass , army equipment , performance(engineering) , military vehicles , finite element analysis , silicon


Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE