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Washington State University Institute for Shock Physics


Jow Ding

Professor, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

(509) 335-3226

Research Interests

Dynamic response of materials and structures (experimental characterization, modeling, and simulation), stress-induced phase transformation, shock dynamics, thermo-mechanics, electrodynamics.


Ph.D. (Engineering), 1983, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Honors and Recognition

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2008)

Representative Publications

  1. Alexander, C. S., Ding, J. L., Asay, J. R., 2016, “Experimental characterization and constitutive modeling of the mechanical behavior of molybdenum under electromagnetically applied compression-shear ramp loading,” J. Appl. Phys., 119, 105901.
  2. Biswas, N., and Ding, J. L., 2015, “Numerical study of the deformation and fracture behavior of porous Ti6Al4V alloy under static and dynamic loading,” Int. J. Impact Eng., 82, 89-102.
  3. Brown, J. L., Alexander, C. S., Asay, J. R., Vogler, T. J., and Ding, J. L., 2013, “Extracting strength from high pressure ramp-release experiments,” J. Appl. Phys., 114, 223518.
  4. Biswas, N., Ding, J. L. Balla, V. K., Field, D. P., and Bandyopadhyay, A., 2012, “Deformation and fracture behavior of laser processed dense and porous Ti6Al4V alloy under static and dynamic loading,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 549, 213-221.
  5. Ding, J. L. and Asay, J. R., 2011, “Modeling of the dynamic inelasticity of tantalum single crystal under ramp wave loading,” J. Appl. Phys., 109, 083505.
  6. Asay, J. R., Vogler, T. J., Ao, T., and Ding, J. L., 2011, “Dynamic yielding of single crystal Ta at strain rates of ~5 x 105/s,” J. Appl. Phys., 109, 073507.
  7. Ding, J. L., Asay, J. R., and Ao, T., 2010, “Modeling of the anomalous elastic precursor behavior and dynamic inelasticity of tantalum under ramp wave loading to 17 GPa,” J. Appl. Phys., 107, 083508.
  8. Brown, M. A., Ding, J. L., and Robbins, J. R., 2007, “A numerical investigation of the effect of induced porosity on the electromechanical switching of ferroelectric ceramics,” Ferroelectric Letters, 34(1), 1-21.
  9. Ding, J. L. and Asay, J. R., 2007, “Material characterization with ramp wave experiments,” J. Appl. Phys., 101, 073517.
  10. Ding, J. L., 2006, “Thermal and mechanical analysis of material response to non-steady ramp and steady shock wave loading,” J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 54(2), 237-265.
  11. Dwivedi, S. K., Ding, J. L., and Gupta, Y. M., 2005, “Computational study of interface effect on impact load spreading in SiC multilayered targets,” Int. J. of Computational Methods., 2(3), 341-373.
  12. Robbins, J. R., Ding, J. L., and Gupta, Y. M., 2004, “Load spreading and penetration resistance of layered structures – A numerical study,” Int. J. of Impact Engineering, 30(6), 593-615.
  13. Gupta, Y. M. and Ding, J. L., 2002, “Impact load spreading in layered materials and structures: concept and quantitative measure,” Int. J. of Impact Engineering, 27(3), 277-291.
  14. Ding, J. L. and Hayes, D. B., 2000 “Phase transformation rate in shock-loaded KCl,” Shock Compression of Condensed Matter-1999, Furnish, M. D., Chhabildas, L. C., and Hixson, R. S. Ed., American Institute of Physics, 633-636.