Charles El Mir

Research interest: My current research interest is in developing physics-based computational models that simulate mechanical events across a wide range of timescales. Specifically, I am currently investigating the breakdown of asteroidal rocks over the course of several thousands of years, as a result of a large number of periodic thermal cycles on the order of a few hours. In addition, I am exploring the coupling of high velocity planetary-scale impacts that happen in a few seconds, along with the gravitational response (ejection and re-accumulation) that occurs over several hours and days. In my research, I attempt to develop systematic approaches to bridge across these timescales in order to build a framework that can be used for interpreting observations from real-life planetary missions.




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