Program Information

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March 10, 2018 - ME 1130

Morning Session I - 9:00-10:30 - Kejie Zhao, Chair

Dr. Weinong Chen, Purdue (Invited): High-speed Visualization of Impact Damage using Synchrotron X-ray.
Yizhou Nie, Purdue: Dynamic Crack Propagation from a Notched Particle Reinforced Composite
Dandan Wang, University of Michigan: Mechanisms of abrasion in nonwovens and strategies for abrasion resilient nonwovens
Isha Gupta, University of Michigan: Continuum-based mechanics models for stress and phase distributions in oxide layers formed on zirconium alloys
Rong Xu, Purdue: Mechanical and Structural Degradation of LiNixMnyCozO2 Cathode in Li-Ion Batteries

10:30-11:00 - Coffee Break

Morning Session II - 11:00-12:30 - Caroline Baker, Chair

Sean Conaway, Purdue: Microfiber Fracture Mechanics
Katie Riley, Purdue: Modeling of Bio-Inspired, Snapping Shells with Magnetically Aligned Reinforcements
Alfonso Campos, Purdue: Microstructural Limits of Porous Electrode Theory
Sugrim Sagar, IUPUI: Impact property of 3D printed 15-5 stainless steel
Bohan Wang, UIUC: Wave propagation in gel
Chandra Prakash, Purdue: Chemistry Dependent Interface Shock Viscosity in Energetic Materials

12:30-1:30 - Lunch Break

Afternoon Session I - 1:30-3:00 - Rong Xu, Chair

Dr. Taher Saif, UIUC (Invited): Living micromachines
Lingbin Meng, IUPUI: Tensile Property of 3D Printed Polymer Materials for Flexible Electronics
Caroline Baker, Purdue: Applications of Granular Mechanics at the Mesoscale
Yang Lai, UIUC: Probing the swelling-dependent mechanical and transport properties of polyacrylamide hydrogels through AFM-based dynamic nanoindentation
Nicholas Kerschen, Purdue: Investigation into Impact Response of HMX Particles

3:00-3:30 - Coffee Break

Afternoon Session II - 3:30-4:45 - Katie Riley, Chair

Haohui Zhang, UIUC: A Large Deformation Theory Coupling Photochemical Reaction and Electrochemistry for Light-Responsive Gels
Myungwon Hwang, Purdue: Invariant transition waves in bistable lattices for energy harvesting
Yunlan Zhang, Purdue: Two-Dimensional Phase Transforming Cellular Materials
Ankit Agarwal, Purdue: Experimental and Mechanical Characterization of Surrogate Energetic Particle-Binder Composites
Hong Sun, Purdue: Atomistic origins of high capacity and high structural stability of polymer derived SiOC anode materials
Yasasvi Bommireddy, Purdue: Multi-scale Experimental and Model Based Characterization of Powder Compaction


Registration for this single day conference is at no cost to the attendees. Lunch will be provided to attendees.

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Venue Information

The conference will be housed in the Purdue University Mechanical Engineering Building.

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship University of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students.

The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs. In 2013, Purdue’s College of Engineering ranked 8th in the United States, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a well known world-class research institution. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Travel Information

By Air

If you are traveling to Purdue via air transportation, the closest destination cities would be:

Shuttle service is available from these airports directly to the greater Lafayette/West Lafayette area.

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If you are renting a car, and need directions from the airports to Purdue University, see the "By Car" directions below.

By Car

If you are traveling by car to Purdue, visitor parking is available in the Grant Street parking garage (120 N Grant St.). Maximum daily rates are $10/day. Parking is free to Union Club Hotel guests.

For driving directions, please visit the Purdue University Visitor Information Center website to get precise directions. When choosing an ending location, please choose Stewart Center or the Purdue Memorial Union.

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