Oct 12, 2018 | No Comments | By Michael Feder
The Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Collaborative Research Alliance (MEDE CRA) conducted its Fall Meeting on October 10th, 2018. As lead research organization of the CRA, Johns Hopkins University hosts the event.
The MEDE Fall Meeting is an annual, closed event that brings the entire MEDE CRA together for program overviews, collaborative activities and discussion. In 2018, the event was attended by 130 individuals including special guests from the United Kingdom’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; US Army Engineer Research and Development Center and members of the MEDE Science Advisory Board. Professor K.T. Ramesh (JHU) and Dr. John Beatty (ARL) led the meeting, which focused on technical collaboration across the MEDE CRA and program planning for the upcoming year.
The MEDE CRA is an integral part of ARL’s Enterprise for Multiscale Research of Materials. The objective of the MEDE CRA is to develop the capability to design, optimize, and fabricate material systems exhibiting revolutionary performance in extreme dynamic environments. The approach is to realize a mechanism-based, “materials-by-design” capability that focuses on advancing the fundamental understanding of materials in relevant high-strain-rate and high-stress regimes. Model materials in the areas of metals, ceramics, composites and polymers are being investigated to improve protection for soldiers and vehicles.