As part of my graduate research work at MIT, I collaborated with a research team in the Van Vliet Laboratory for Material Chemomechanics to improve the efficiency of synthesizing optimal tissue simulants polymer gels. Such tissue simulants, which mechanically behave like biological tissues, are needed to test the effect of ballistics on human tissue in order to devise better protective armor. I devised and validated a computational method for designing polymer gels using finite element analysis and multi-scale material modeling and implemented the model to optimize the material properties of candidate tissue simulant gels.
Engineering Research, Finite Element Analysis, Multiscale Material Modeling
Abaqus, Digimat, MATLAB