Oxford Researchers Recognised at BSSM Annual Conference

Oxford Researchers Recognised at BSSM Annual Conference

 Professor Clive Siviour and DPhil student Akash Trivedi attended the BSSM Annual Conference in Belfast this week.

 Clive was invited to give the prestigious BSSM Measurements Lecture. His presentation Challenges and opportunities in high rate characterisation of soft materials gave an overview of techniques developed in his group for the evaluation of the response of polymers and rubbers to impact loading; descriptions of these techniques can be found in two recent papers [1, 2].

 Akash was invited to take part in the BSSM student paper competition; in which he was awarded first prize.  The presentation, A novel modelling framework to predict the high rate response of soft materials: From soft polymers to particulate composites. described his novel approach to developing a model for impact behaviour of polymers using data obtained in, simpler, experiments that can be performed at lower speeds.  The model is based on the principle that the behaviour of polymers under rapid loading is equivalent to that at low temperature and is described in a recently submitted paper [3].   


[1] CR Siviour “High Strain Rate Characterization of Polymers” Proceedings of the 2015 APS Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, AIP Conference Proceedings 1793 (2017) 060029 (12 pp) doi: 10.1063/1.4971585 

[2] CR Siviour & JL Jordan, “High Strain Rate Mechanics of Polymers: A Review”, J. Dynamic Behavior Mater. 2 (2016), 15-32 doi: 10.1007/s40870-016-0052-8

[3] AR Trivedi & CR Siviour, “A novel methodology for predicting the high rate mechanical response of polymers from low rate data: Application to (plasticised) poly(vinyl chloride)submitted