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Improving Crack Growth Prediction at Al welds in Marine Environments via Quantum Mechanics Based Atomistic Modeling (Sponsor: PECASE - Office of Naval Research, Structural Reliability Program)

Characterizing stiffness degradation in high performance welded aluminum structures (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Structural Reliability Program)

Atomistic Exploration of Impurity Effects on the Intrinsic Brittleness of Silicon Carbide (Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, High Temperature Materials Program)

Characterizing stiffness degradation in high performance welded aluminum structures (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Structural Reliability Program)

Atomistic Exploration of Impurity Effects on the Intrinsic Brittleness of Silicon Carbide (Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, High Temperature Materials Program)

Atomistic Exploration of Impurity Effects on the Intrinsic Brittleness of Silicon Carbide (Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, High Temperature Materials Program)

Previous Projects 

An Atomically Informed and Experimentally Calibrated Ductile Fracture Model of Aluminum for Hull Structural Analysis (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Structural Reliability Program) 
 
Incorporating Materials Aging and Degradation into the Analysis of Ship Structures (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Structural Reliability Program) (In collaboration with the Computational Structural Health Monitoring and Prognosis Group) 
  
Uncovering the Key Mechanisms Controlling Shear Localization in Tungsten through Continuum and Atomic-Scale Modeling (Sponsor: Army Research Laboratory, Ordnance Materials Branch) 
 
Dislocation Nucleation in FCC Metals 
 
3D Fragmentation of Nanocrystal by Molecular Dynamics

Simulating Fracture in Copper Based Aluminum Alloys (Sponsor: NASA, Durability and Damage Tolerance Program)