Correlation Between Processing and Material Strength: Case of UHMWPE
This collaborative effort examines the relationship between processing conditions and material performance in high impact (high strain rate) applications. We have developed a novel gel spinning apparatus that controls key processing parameters such as draw ratio and crystallization kinetics. The results of this work will significantly add to our understanding between processing conditions and material properties.
Structure-Performance properties of UHMPE for developing stronger materials for body armor applications.
Novel gel-spinning apparatus to make connections between processing conditions and material strength.