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Material Damage and Wear that Are Due to High Energy Impact


Air Force Institute of Technology

RO# Location
13.50.00.B5163 AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


name email phone
Palazotto, Anthony N. 937.255.3636 x4599


In the investigation of high-energy impact brought about at velocities exceeding the speed of sound, temperature distribution may exceed ranges that change the material phases. To overcome certain wear characteristics, it is important to formulate a thermal distribution through the structure in the immediate vicinity of the impact. In order to mitigate the effects observed at the point of impact, we have found that the application of coatings is influential. Research focuses on evaluating the effects of temperature distribution on the success of coating application considering friction, aerodynamic heating, and heat transfer. The impact velocity will be evaluated over ranges less than and greater than the speed of sound.


Impact; Heat transfer; Tribology; High temperature; Equation of state; High energy; Thermal stress; Wear; Viscoplasticity;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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