Experimental Methods For High Strain Rates

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are postponing this course. We will update the page with new dates when decided.

A short course on

Experimental Methods for High Strain Rates

When: TBD

Instructor: Prof. K.T Ramesh (Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Professor of Science & Engineering Director, Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, Professor, Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering Johns Hopkins University)

Location: Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD

About the course:

This two-day short course will provide an overview of modern experimental methods for the characterization of the high strain rate deformation of materials, including metals, ceramics, geomaterials, polymers and composites. The first half of the course will provide a survey of the fundamental theory associated with high strain rate experimentation, while the second half of the course will focus on the manifestation of that theory through the major experimental methods in the laboratory. The course will demonstrate some of these experimental methods through hands-on exercises. A significant emphasis will be on the associated instrumentation and data analysis.

About the instructor:

Professor K.T. Ramesh received his doctorate from Brown University in 1987 and worked briefly as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins in 1988 and served as the Department Chair from 1999-2002. He has served as founding Director of HEMI since 2012. His research interests are in high strain rate behavior and dynamic failure of materials, nanostructured materials, injury biomechanics and planetary scale impact problems.  He has published one book (Nanomaterials: Mechanics and Mechanisms; Springer) and threatens to write another. He is an avid amateur astronomer.



Travel and Accommodations:

For those traveling by air, we recommend flying in to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore.
Shuttle, taxi and rental car options are readily available at BWI for a reasonable price.
For those traveling by train, Baltimore’s Penn Station is a 10 minute drive from campus.
The Inn at the Colonnade is located within walking distance of Homewood Campus.

Cancellation Policy:

HEMI reserves the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks before the scheduled presentation date. Please contact the HEMI office to confirm that the course is happening before making non-refundable travel arrangements.

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