Faculty
Weinong Chen wchen purdue edu
 Professor of AAE and MSE
   Experimental Solid and Structural Mechanics
   Mechanical Response of Solids at High Strain Rates
   Microstructural Effects on Mechanical Behavior
Dr. Chen's research activities mainly involve the development of novel dynamic material characterization techniques and the determination of dynamic responses of engineering materials at high loading rates. He built dynamic material characterization laboratories at California Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, and Purdue University. He also assisted the development of such laboratories at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA; Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; U.S. Army Waterway Experiment Station in Vicksburg, MS; National Institute of Standard and Technology in Gaithersburg MD; and a number of university and industrial laboratories. The techniques he developed are focused on ensuring valid testing conditions during dynamic experiments to obtain accurate material properties at high rates of loading. He is University Faculty Scholar at Purdue, Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He served as the Chair of ASME's Technical Committee on Dynamic Response of Materials and is a member of the United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
Researcher
Jaeyoung Lim lim51 purdue edu
 Post-doc research assistant
   Mechanical Behavior of Materials at High Strain Rates
   Dynamic Fracture and Failure Mechanics
   Wave Propagation in Solid
   Finite Element Modeling and Simulation in Dynamic Problems
Dr. Jaeyoung Lim joined the Professor Chen's group in AAE at Purdue University as a postdoctoral researcher in May 2008. He earned a Ph.D. degree in ASE&EM at the University of Texas at Austin in Dec 2007. As a research assistant in the Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures, and Materials (CMSSM), he participated in several projects which were focused on the development of a novel experimental system for determining dynamic mechanical behavior of materials. He received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Design and Production Engineering and his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University in South Korea. He is a member of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and the SEM (Society for Experimental Mechanics). He is also a member of the Sigma Xi honor society. His current research focuses on developing novel experimental methods and using them to characterize the mechanical responses of a variety of advanced materials ranging from high-performance fibers to high-strength ceramics over wide ranges of strain rates, temperatures and stress states.
Ph.D Student
Jen-I Cheng cheng22 purdue edu
 Ph.D Student
 
 
Md Enamul Kabir mkabir purdue edu
 Ph.D Student
   Dynamic Behavior of Sand
Md. Enamul Kabir is a PhD student in this group. He is working on the hydrostatic high strain rate testing on sand. Currently he is developing a technique to measure local dimensions and dynamic pressure variation.
Xu Nie xnie purdue edu
 Ph.D Student
 
 
Hwun Park hpark purdue edu
 Ph.D Student
   Dynamic Fracture of Brittle Material
   Penetration Stability of Ductile Material
   Impact Resistance of Composite Material
Hwun Park built 63.5 mm gas gun in the lab and conducts impact tests with it. He studies on the dynamic frature and crack propagtaion at the interface of glass and polymer. Another his research topic is the penetration stability in soft material sucha as paraffin and gelatin with the flash X-ray system. He simulates the impact phenomenon with ABAQUS as well as experiments. He had conducted ice impacts on composite adhesive joint in his master study in Purdue University. He received his Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from KAIST in South Korea.
Farhana Pervin fpervin purdue edu
 Ph.D Student
    Dynamic Behavior of Soft Tissuel
Farhana Pervin is a PhD student in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering at Purdue University. She has been working on dynamic mechanical characterization of soft tissues. She has developed an experimental technique to perform valid split HopkinsonĄ¯s pressure bar experiment on brain tissues under compression. She will build up a constitutive model for brain tissue with strain rate effect.
Matthew Mordasky mmordask purdue edu
 Ph.D. Student
    Impact Dynamics, Impact Analysis of a Composite Panel under Natural and Induced Environments
He is currently studying the effects of impacts on a composite sandwich panel. These impacts include several materials such as asphalt, concrete, sand and ice. His experiments are carried out through the use of the smooth bore light gas gun.
Master Student
Kyle Herwig kherwig purdue edu
 M.S. Student
   High Strain Rate Properties of Skull Bone Tissue
   Stress Wave Propagation through Skull.
 
Erik Nishida eijinishida yahoo com
 M.S. Student
    Dynamic and Structural Behavior of MEMS/NEMS Scale Structures due to High Impact Accelerations
Andrew Schlueter a.m.schlueter gmail com
 M.S. Student
   Dynamic Fracture of Composites, Effects of Through-Thickness Reinforcement of Composites
  Andrew's current research aims to quantitatively characterize dynamic delamination of a woven composite structure and the effects of integrating through-thickness pins in various densities into the structure. Andrew received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University, where he was inducted into the Indiana Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, before enrolling as a graduate student here at Purdue University.
Seth Skube sskube purdue edu
 M.S. Student
   High-strain Flow Behavior of Ductile Materials
 
Undergradute Student
Lynda Budiman lbudiman purdue edu
 Undergraduate Student
 
She design and construct a system that enables an automatic control of the experiment that is to allow the mechanism that produces high strain rate deformation (Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar) and the mechanism that produces high temperature to be done simultaneously and that produces more consistent results. Also she develop computer programs that is able to control the mechanisms of the experiment automatically.
Alumni
Bo Song bsong sandia gov
 Technical Staff in Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA
John Foster jtfoste sandia gov
 Sandia National Laboratory
 
 
Chul Jin Syn
 Korea Aerospace Industry