CENTER FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE ON DYNAMICALLY DEFORMED SOLIDS (CREDDS)
Leadership: Demkowicz (TAMU), Beyerlien (UCSB), Dongare (UConn), Misra (UM); Faculty: Gordon (UM), Hartwig, Needleman, Pharr, and Srivastava (TAMU), Pollock and Zok (UCSB)
The Center for Research Excellence on Dynamically Deformed Solids (CREDDS) aims to discover, understand, and predict the influence of microstructural heterogeneities—such as interfaces, inclusions, and porosity—on the high strain rate (>10^4 /s) mechanical response of additively manufactured, multiphase materials.
CREDDS brings together four leading US universities—Texas A&M University, U. of Michigan, UC Santa Barbara, and U. Connecticut — with student-centered research activities coordinated with National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories, including LANL and LLNL. CREDDS will build the foundation for high-fidelity, microstructure-sensitive understanding and predictions for the high strain rate (>10^4 s -1 ) mechanical response of AM-based multiphase metallic materials discovering fundamental physical mechanisms and building high-fidelity, data-driven mechanical performance models. These efforts will accelerate the prototyping of new materials, improve mechanical failure predictions, and advance efficient certification for service.