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Soldier Protection Research


Weapons and Materials Research Directorate-FFP, Energetic Materials - FFP

RO# Location
AA.30.02.B7968 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210055066


Name E-mail Phone
Hoppel, Christopher P 410.278.8878


Human Response to Ballistic Loading. ARL is developing technologies to protect the soldier from ballistic and blast loading. There is interest in experimental studies and theoretical modeling of the human body's response to these loading conditions and protective systems to prevent human injuries. Research for experimental and theoretical studies are sought that address the human and materiel response to ballistic loading including projectile impact, overpressure from blast loading, and high rate accelerations (such as those encountered in mine blast loading).



Bogetti TA, et al: “Predicting the nonlinear response and progressive failure of composite laminates under tri-axial loading,” in Journal of Composite Materials 46(19-20): 2012

Hoppel CPR, et al: “Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Human and Surrogate Response to Accelerative Loading: Final Report,” ARL-SR-287, May 2014

Cheeseman BA, Jensen R, Hoppel CPR: “Protecting the Future Force: Advanced Materials and Analysis Enable Robust Composite Armor,” AMPTIAC Quarterly 8(4): 37-43, 2004


Mechanics; Biomechanics; Composite materials; Ballistics; Finite element analysis; Armor; Soldier protection; Ceramics; Human;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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