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IOP Lecture: "Dynamic Materials Research at AWE"

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William Penney Theatre, AWE Recreational Society

AWE Aldermaston · Reading

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The next IOP/IMA branch lecture will be “Dynamic Materials Research at AWE” by, Ron Winter, from AWE plc and will take place on the 18 March in the William Penney Theatre at AWE’s Recreational Society.

Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be served from 7 pm and the lecture will start at 7.30 pm. The lecture is open to all, including children and non-members.

Please, RSVP to [masked] if you wish to attend so that the correct amount of refreshments can be arranged.

Brief Abstract:
“At AWE we are constantly striving to understand and quantify the response of both complex assemblies, (sometimes called “integrated systems”), and smaller “physics systems” to impact and explosive loading. Many experiments have been performed in pursuit of these aims and in this presentation I will attempt to give a flavour of our work by describing briefly a few of the investigations I have participated in over the past few decades.

In these examples, all of which fall under the “physics systems” heading, a combination of experiments and computer simulation was used to investigate high-velocity friction; sliding under explosive loading and high-strain deformation using a collapsing cylinder configuration. I will also describe recent work on the use of ramp waves to improve the constitutive modelling of dynamically loaded materials. A key aim throughout the presentation will be to illustrate the synergy between computer simulations and experiments: simulations enable us to do better experiments and experiments enable us to do better simulations."

Dave Parkes, MPhys, CPhys, MInstP
IOP/IMA Branch Lectures
AWE, Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4PR

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