1- I have obtained some preliminary results for fracture of Boron carbide sample under dynamic 3-point bending test. To provide a comprehensive comparison with experimental data, more numerical examples are needed. I am carrying out new numerical tests with varying fracture toughness, modulus of rupture (MOR) and also density. I want to figure out how those parameters effect the max. crack propagation speed.
2- I need to write a report for Prof. Hufnagel by June 24th. A draft will be given to Nitin by next Monday June 20th.