The John Rinehart Award
TMS Sponsored Events in DBM:
- 1973-Metallurgical Effects at High-Strain Rates- R. Rohde
et al. Albequerque,TMS.
- 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, EXPLOMET.
- 1994, 1998, 2003, 2007, Dynamic Behavior of materials, TMS Annual
This award was established to recognize outstanding effort
and creative work in the science and technology of dynamic processes
in materials. This encompasses the processes by which materials
are welded, formed, compacted, and synthesized, as well as dynamic
deformation, fracture, and the extreme shock loading effects.
The award is named after a true pioneer who witnessed and actively
contributed to the field for over forty years.
This award has been given every five years, at the occasion of
the EXPLOMET conferences. The selection of the first two awards,
announced in August 1990, was made by a committee composed of
the EXPLOMET chairmen and Dr. J. S. Rinehart. In subsequent years,
the awardees chaired the committee for future awards. A permanent
committee is in such a way was established to select the nominees.
In selecting the individuals, special attention has been given
to the balance between fundamental science and technological implementation.
John S. Rinehart has not only witnessed, but actively taken part
in the development of the field of dynamic deformation. He has
dedicated his life to the study of stress waves in solids; the
results of these investigations have been published in over 130
technical articles and three books, two of them co-authored by
John Pearson. Behavior of Metals Under Impulsive Loads, Explosive
Working of Metals and Stress Transients in Solids, have been the
vade mecum of all scientists and engineers throughout the world
working in the field. The simple, no nonsense, yet fundamentally
correct approach used by Dr. Rinehart combines the rigorousness
of the physicist with the practicality of the engineer. His fifty
year career has been divided between government and university,
and he has frequently served as a consultant to industry. He has
occupied many positions of high responsibility throughout his
career. Director of Research and Development for the U. S. coast
and Geodetic Survey, Director of the Mining Research Laboratory
of the Colorado School of Mines, which he founded, Assistant Director
of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Head of the Mechanics
Branch at the Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, Professor
of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado. Dr. Rinehart
was associated with Dr. E. J. Workman's Ordnance Research Group
before this activity became a division of the New Mexico Institute
of Mining and Technology in the early 1950s.
Dr. John Rinehart
- The award is named after a true pioneer: Dr. John Rinehart.
- Actively contributed to the field for over 40 years.
- His work culminated in over 130 scientific and technical
- Behavior of Metals Under Impulsive Loads
- Explosive Working of Metals (with John Pearson)
- Stress Transients in Solids
Andrey A. Deribas: Mechanics
of continuous media
- Research Area: Physics of explosions, explosive hardening
and welding, explosive compaction of powders and explosive synthesis
- He was the head of Laboratory of the Institute of Hydrodynamics
- Authored over 100 scientific papers and 25 inventions
- Head of the special Design office of high-rate hydrodynamics
- Notable awards: Lenin Prize for science, Prize of Council
of Ministry of the U. S. S. R.
Mark L. Wilkins: Computer
simulation of material behavior
- Joined LLNL in 1952, year it was established
- Pioneered the application of large
computers to simulate material behavior.
- His numerical techniques are in use
- Modeled the effects of micrometeorite
impacts, space program.
- Lead the effort in developing a fundamental
understanding of penetration mechanics, DARPA.
- Founded a new division in Physics Dept.
at LLNL for experimental and theoretical research on the behavior
- He has published over 70 scientific
papers on modeling and simulation of materials behavior.
Dr. Rinehart with the first recipients of the
Explosive compaction of powders.
- Associated with several Fraunhofer
Institutes and is a professor at the University of Karlsruhe.
- He completed his Habilitationsschrift
entitled Explosive Compaction of Powdered substances.
- He has worked on explosive welding,
forming, cutting, hardening.
- He has more than 150 papers and has
developed more than 20 patents.
Sawaoka: Dynamic high-pressure research on materials.
- Professor, Dean and Director of the
Research Lab. Of Eng. Materials at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
- President of the Japan Society of Microgravity
- Extensively worked on shock compaction
and synthesis of hard materials such as SiC and BN, developed
diamond compacts for rock drilling.
- Published more than 200 scientific
papers and co-author of Shock Compression Chemistry of
Don Shockey: Dynamic
fracture, fragmentation, shear bands.
- Worked on supersonic crack propagation.
- Co-developed the NAG fracture concept
of shock-wave-induced fracture.
- Leads a research effort in ballistic
protection, advanced fractography, and aging system life extension.
- Published over 100 papers on deformation
and fracture of materials under dynamic and static loads.
Don Curran: Dynamic
- Led and contributed to the NAG family
of mesomechanical failure models of solids.
- Contributed to the understanding of
high-pressure phase transitions in metals.
- Published over 60 papers in Shock Physics.
- Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Don Shockey (left) and Don Curran (right) with
Professor Marc Meyers revealing the award recipients
at the Dynamic Behavior of Materials Symposium
Lawrence E. Murr: High-strain rate
phenomena in materials
- Seminal contributions to shock compression.
- First experiments on dynamic compaction of high temperature
- Elucidation of mechanisms of microstructural evolution in
- Co-founder and co-organizer of EXPLOMET conference series.
- Global leadership.
Yilong Bai: Impact dynamics, damage
mechanics and multi-scale problems.
Professor at the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy
of Sciences (CAS).
Chairman of the academic committee of the State Key Laboratory
of Non-Linear Mechanics (NLM), CAS.
Member of Chinese Academy of Science in 1991 and European
Academy of Sciences in 2002.
Published about 150 papers and two research books: Adiabatic
Shear Localization, Pergamon Press (1992) and Ductile Fracture
and Ductility, Academic Press (1987).