Keynote Lecture: June 5th 2019
Profile: J. Michael Pereira, Ph.D.
J. Michael Pereira will be our Keynote Speaker with the lecture “Experimental Methods in Materials for Structural Impact Dynamics”
Mike Pereira serves as the technical lead of the NASA Glenn Research Center Ballistic Impact Facility.
Mike Pereira serves as the technical lead of the NASA Glenn Research Center Ballistic Impact Facility. He has had over 25 years of experience working in the field of Structural Mechanics and Dynamics and conducts research in the areas of high rate loading of structures and materials. He received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University and his Ph.D. degree from the Case Western Reserve University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1989. He has published over 80 technical articles, including 20 articles in refereed journals. He has received several distinguished honors, including the NASA Medal for Exceptional Service, the NASA Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award and a Commendation from the Department of the Army. Dr. Pereira is active in several professional organizations, including ASTM, SAE and CMH-17.
“Experimental Methods in Materials for Structural Impact Dynamics”
Over the past two decades significant technological advances have completely changed the way in which experimental testing is conducted in Structural Impact Dynamics applications. Probably the two most significant advances have been the advent of high speed digital video cameras and the use of Digital Image Correlation techniques to measure deformations and strains at high rates. These advances have led to significantly more accurate measurements of material and structural response under high rate loading, which has also led to advances in computational modeling techniques for Impact Dynamics. In this address we will review the past, present and what the future may hold for experimental methods in the field of Structural Impact Dynamics.