University of Notre Dame College of Engineering
C-SWARM | Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials

C-SWARM

Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials

C-SWARM

Center for Shock-Wave Processing of Advanced Reactive Materials

at the University of Notre Dame

Mission

Our goal is to predict the behavior of heterogeneous materials, specifically the dynamics of their shock induced chemo-thermo-mechanical transformations and resulting material properties. Our full system demonstration problem is to simulate the shock-induced synthesis of a nickel-aluminum composite in a Taylor impact experiment. Moreover, through the adaptive Exascale simulations, we aspire to predict conditions for synthesis of novel materials-by-design and provide prognoses of non-equilibrium structures that will form under shock wave processing. In particular, we plan to identify conditions under which we can synthesize cubic boron nitride (c-BN). c-BN is not found in nature and therefore can only be produced synthetically. The hardness of c-BN is inferior only to diamond, but its thermal and chemical stability is superior. Because of these properties, c-BN surpasses diamond in high temperature mechanical applications. Shock synthesis of c-BN enabled by Exascale predictive computations with V&V/UQ will be a significant scientific achievement.

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