Rate Effects in the Deformation of Microscale Metallic Samples – Experiments and Simulations

Project: Research project

Project Details


In spite of numerous experimental studies on mechanical properties of metallic materials at the microscale, strain-rate effects are seldom explored, especially at strain rates above 1/s. In order to elucidate the deformation mechanisms and dislocation dynamics at different loading rates, as well as how these processes at atomic scales determine the apparent mechanical properties, we will establish a comprehensive protocol combining precise micromechanical testing, detailed sample characterization, and advanced computation techniques.
Effective start/end date10/1/1812/31/21


  • Johns Hopkins University (PO #2004091092//W911NF1220022)
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory (PO #2004091092//W911NF1220022)


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