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Project Title: Panel On Ballistics Science and Engineering at the Army Research Laboratory

PIN: DEPS-LAB-12-05         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Laboratory Assessments Board DEPS
Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board

Mozhi, Arul

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology

Panel On Ballistics Science and Engineering at the Army Research Laboratory
June 23, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen, MD

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Andrea Shelton


23 June 2015

0930-1010 Discussion/Q&A, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL; followed by “The Sciences for Lethality and Protection,” Dr. Patrick Baker, Director, ARL Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD)

1100-1130 Technical Keynote: Humans in Extreme Ballistic Environment - Towards Improved Head Protection, Dr. Sikhanda Satapathy (WMRD)

1130-1310 Poster Session I (A): Battlefield Injury Mechanisms - Human Response to Threats

1 Understanding Military-relevant Injury Mechanisms - - Behind-helmet Blunt Trauma Dr. Karin Rafaels (SLAD)
2 Towards a Multi-scale Skull Model: Experimental Research and Model Development Mr. C. Allan Gunnarsson & Ms. Kimberly Ziegler (WMRD)
3 Mechanical Threshold for Neuronal Damage Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Dr. Ann Mae DiLeonardi (WMRD)
4 Predicting Lumbar Burst Fracture using Anisotropic, Fibrous Intervertebral Disc Model Ms. Samantha Wozniak
5 Rate Dependent Response and Fracture-Mode Maps for
Human Cortical Bone Dr. Tusit Weerasooriya (WMRD)
6 Multi-Scale Modeling of Trabecular Bone Dr. Adam Sokolow (WMRD)
7 Understanding Lower Leg Blast Injury Mechanisms using Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) Hydrocodes Dr. Carolyn Hampton (WMRD)

1210-1310 Working Lunch and Continue Poster Session I

1310-1430 Poster Session I (B): Battlefield Injury Mechanisms - Human Protective Equipments

1 Surface Constraint Effects in Ceramics Dr. Jason McDonald (WMRD)
2 Modeling the Behind Armor Blunt Trauma from Helmets Dr. Tim Zhang (WMRD)
3 Ballistic Response of Knitted Materials Mr. Justin McKee (WMRD)
4 Rate Dependent Deformation Response of Fibers Mr. Paul Moy (WMRD)
5 Injury Research for Evaluating Human Vulnerability in
Combat Mr. Patrick Gillich (SLAD)
6 Understanding the Effects of Traumatic Insults on Brain Structure and
Function Dr. Thuvan Piehler (WMRD)

1830 Joint Working Dinner: Panel and ARL Engage in Discussion/Question and Answer Session

• Note: The data gathering sessions of this meeting to be held on: June 23, 2015, from 10:10 am – 10:50 am, EDT and 2:40 pm – 5:00 pm, EDT; June 24, 2015 from 8:20 am – 12:00 noon, EDT; and June 25, 2015, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, EDT will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open these sessions to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
George T. (Rusty) Gray III
Alan Needleman
Tracy J. Vogler
Melvin R. Baer
Roger Ghanem
Steven F. Son
Michael Jaffe
Cameron R. (Dale) Bass
William S. Marras
Elliot L. Chaikof
Leslie E. Smith
Elihu Zimet
Donald Prosnitz
Zelda Gills
J. Gary Eden
Jerry A. Krill
Allan T. Mense
Frank J. Serna

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
- Review of potential sources of perception of bias and conflict of interest
- Review of the scope of task for the panel
- Review of the meeting agenda
- Deliberation of findings from the materials presented during the review

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 1, 2015