Development of New Protective Solutions to Counter Emerging and Adaptive Threats
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL AND STRUCTURES LAB
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As a part of its Survivability and Protective Structures research area, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center ERDC is conducting several parallel research initiatives focused on the development of new protective capabilities which meet warfighter operational constraints and provide protection from emerging and increasingly severe threats. Utilizing a combination of micro and macroscale material research, advanced computational methods, and physical experimentation to validate protective structural systems, ERDC is providing advanced solutions to warfighter needs. This paper presents ERDCs research efforts in multiscale material development and characterization, advanced computational methods for high deformation high-strain rate events, and lightweight, low logistics protective structural systems.
- Protective Equipment