ME Department Research

ME Department Research

Featured Research

"Sivana is currently putting her research towards understanding how PMMA (Polymethyl Methacrylate) fractures and how shock waves propagate through the solid. PMMA is an industrial produced resin, synthesized using the polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate. It’s better known as acrylic or acrylic glass. To study this, she utilized schlieren imaging techniques to watch as the shockwaves spread through the medium." -Excerpt from article by Alexandra Sartori

Current Research

Free flight density fields around ballistically launched projectiles

NMT Student: Jason Falls
PI: Dr. Hargather
Research can sometimes be monotonous, spending long hours in a lab trying to get calculations and simulations just right. Research can also be getting to shoot a .50 caliber gun. And .50 caliber guns are no joke, with the most well known one being the .50 Browning Machine Gun.

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