Summary and Findings of the ARL Dynamic Failure Forum

Report No. ARL-TR-7834
Authors: Brady B Aydelotte; Christopher S Meyer; Asher A Rubinstein
Date/Pages: September 2016; 40 pages
Abstract: The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Dynamic Failure Forum was organized as a 2-day forum focused on assessing the state of the art in experimental, theoretical, and computational studies of dynamic failure. The forum also focused on identifying technologies and approaches that will yield improvements in researchers' ability to understand and model dynamic failure. The discussion revolved around 2 common scenarios where dynamic failure is important: dynamic penetration and explosive/blast induced fracture. This report is a summary of the findings and recommendations of the attendees of the ARL Dynamic Failure Forum, which occurred March 28 and 29, 2016. The most consistent recommendations that emerged were that material model and analysis code development must be a long-term priority for the Army with enduring, appropriate levels of support directed toward Army-specific problems. Experimental exploration of material behavior and an improved ability to parameterize material models is essential to improving modeling of important Army problems.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2016