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Institute for Science and Engineering Simulation (ISES)

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Technical Report,18 Sep 2008,18 Nov 2015

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University of North Texas Denton United States

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The Institute for Science and Engineering Simulation ISES, at the University of North Texas, has developed and applied novel materials characterization, modeling, and simulation tools to aid in the future inspection, repair and design of improved materials and processes for aerospace applications. Specifically, the program has aided in establishing the fundamental understanding required to support safety engineers in their ability to upgrade and maintain the Air Forces aging fleet by predicting material performance and structural integrity using principles based on mechanics and deformation of materials. This multifunctionality necessitates a strong coupling between structural performance and other functionalities such as electrical, magnetic, optical, thermal, biological, chemical, and so forth. Structural integrity includes durability, survivability, reliability, and maintainability. ISES thus focused on developing new design and performance criteria involving material science, mechanics, physics, and chemistry to model and characterize the processing and performance of multifunctional materials and microsystems at multiple scales from atoms to the continuum. This large-scale multi-year project focused on three principal thrust areas, developed based on the interests of AFRL. The major accomplishments of each of these tasks have been described in detail in this report.

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