Dr. Jerry Forbes on Shock Wave Compression of Condensed Matter
Jerry Forbes, PhD gives a talk on Shock Wave Compression of Condensed Matter on March 30,2018 at the University of Maryland (College Park) Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Forbes is a Senior Research Physicist at Energetics Technology Center.
Dr. Jerry Forbes Shock Compression Award
On June 17, 2015 Dr. Jerry W. Forbes, a Senior Scientist at Energetics Technology Center, was presented the
The American Physics Society’s (APS) 2015 George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award. Dr. Forbes has been actively involved in teaching online Shockwave Physics courses for the Professional Master of Engineering program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Forbes is the author of Shock Wave Compression of Condensed Matter: A Primer (2012), published by Springer.
Established in 1987, the APS grants the George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award to individuals in recognition of their contributions to understanding condensed matter and non-linear physics through shock compression.
Firepower: Made to Order
U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists and engineers are studying ways to make more powerful energetic materials as part of an unconventional research project that investigates how and when a material releases it energy. ARL wants to provide soldiers of the future with the ability to control the amount of firepower delivered at a specific time from a single weapon solution. So from the same weapon, the lethality of a weapon could conceivably blow open a far-away cave of enemy combatants or stop an enemy
convoy much closer.
Set apart from other nationally recognized research bodies, ARL has the only group within the Department of Defense or the Department of Energy whose main mission is to use theoretical chemistry and physics to characterize energetic materials properties and behavior, and the discoveries and knowledge coming out of this research area is brand new, and leaps ahead of past research. (Produced by T’Jae Gibson and Larry Shank, ARL Public Affairs)
Jerry Forbes Talk on Error Analysis in Shock Physics
On June 17, 2015 Dr. Jerry W. Forbes, a Senior Scientist at Energetics Technology Center, was presented the American Physics Society’s (APS) 2015 George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award. After receiving the award Dr. Forbes gave the plenary address at the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter. The theme of his technical talk was that an accurate material model for solids is necessary to obtain highly accurate shock wave experimental results. He used the well known material model for elastic-plastic solids and free surface velocity measurements of 6061 T-6 aluminum to illustrate how to obtain accurate particle velocity for the plastic [second] shockwave. He pointed out that error of a measurement contains random (e.g. variation in measured parameters) and systematic (e. g. calibration and material model) components. He noted that many experimenters just access the random component of error.
Dr. Betsy Rice -- Bio-inspired Reversable Adhesive Technologies
Topical Panel: Nanotechnology and Biotechnology and Their Potential Applications – Dr. Betsy Rice, Research Chemist, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory — Nanoscience for Insensitive Munitions Development – 26th Army Science Conference.