Inside ARL's Composite's Laboratory
Photo Credit: Doug LaFon, ARL Photographer
Dr. Shawn Walsh, ARL's Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, explained to AMC Commander Gen. Dennis Via ARL's early and sustained investments in lighter, more efficient ballistic materials and defeat mechanisms, as well as the means to process them affordably and in quantity; the use of new impact dissipation mechanisms and materials for blunt impact; and finally, the development of high fidelity models of the helmet, suspension, skull, and brain morphologies on multi-length scales to provide a computational mechanics assessment of how blast events manifest in the coupled helmet or head system.
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