Dynamic Behavior of Materials



Steven Mates
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Veronica Eliasson
Colorado School of Mines

Paul Allison
University of Alabama




This track covers a broad range of areas including material properties, structural response, advanced testing method and diagnostics, as well as hybrid experimental/computational methods under a variety of loading conditions from low-speed impacts to blast, penetration, shock response, and other extreme environments. This track will also provide an open platform for discussion of leading edge and interdisciplinary topics related to the dynamic behavior of materials and structures.


The purpose of the Technical Division on Dynamic Behavior of Materials shall be to provide maximum technical benefits to its members by:

  • Providing a forum or exchange of information on the dynamic behavior of materials
  • Planning and coordinating, in cooperation with others, dynamic materials research of the Society
  • Promoting and/or organizing special sessions, symposia, short courses, workshops, or manuals
  • Interacting, assisting and cooperating with other committees, societies, associations or organizations on the topic of dynamic behavior of materials


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