California Institute of Technology

The Center for the Predictive Modeling and Simulation of High-Energy Density Dynamic Response of Materials

At Caltech's Center, Predictive Science will be demonstrated by highly integrated experimental, computational, and analytical effort that focuses on an overarching ASC-class problem: hypervelocity normal and oblique impact of metallic projectiles and targets, at velocities up to 10 km/s. Learn more

Latest Publications

First Principles Based Reactive Atomistic Simulations to Understand the Effects of Molecular Hypervelocity Impact on Cassini's Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer

Electron dynamics of shocked polyethylene crystal

Elucidation of the dynamics for hot-spot initiation at nonuniform interfaces of highly shocked materials