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Ramon Ravelo

 
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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Ramon Ravelo
Associate Professor, Physics - Computational Science

Dr. Ravelo’s research focuses on material behavior at high pressures and temperatures as well as on the study of material response to high strain rates of deformation, such as those produced by shock waves. Advances in large-scale computing and computational speeds have led to an increase in the accuracy and predictive power of simulations of material phenomena. Employing a variety of computational techniques, we investigate problems in shock-induced plasticity, material strength and fracture, stress-induced phase transformation and melting. We also work on developing and testing classical interatomic force-field models for modeling material behavior at extreme environments.

KEYWORDS

  1. Density functional theory
  2. High-pressure
  3. Large-scale atomistic simulations
  4. Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
  5. Phase transitions
  6. Shock waves

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