Congratulations to Dr. Q. H. Ken Zuo, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UAHuntsville, and Luis E. Deganis, UAHuntsville graduate, on their recent publication entitled “Crack-mechanics based brittle damage model including nonlinear equation of state and porosity growth” found in the April 1, 2011, (volume 109, issue 7) issue of the Journal of Applied Physics. The paper describes a mathematical model for predicting damage and failure of brittle materials under high-velocity impact, and the research is intended to assist in the design of bird strike-resistant aircraft windshields. For more info, check out the campus news press release here.
UAHuntsville students and faculty can read the article online or download the PDF from the Scitation database, courtesy of the Salmon library. If you need any assistance locating the article, please contact the library at 256-824-6529.