Latest Fracture mechanics Stories
From the production of tougher, more durable smart phones and other electronic devices, to a wider variety of longer lasting biomedical implants, bulk metallic glasses are poised to be mainstay materials for the 21st Century.
If we're to meet a goal set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuels Standard to use 36 billion gallons per year of biofuels—mostly ethanol—the nation must expand its infrastructure for transporting and storing ethanol.
Joseph Federico, VP of NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Clifton, NJ, Announced that the Laboratory is Expanding its Laboratory Testing Services to Include Stress Testing for a Spectrum of Materials
Amorphous palladium-based alloy demonstrates unprecedented level of combined toughness and strength; could be of use in biomedical implants.
In research published in the March 4 issue of the journal Nature, Northeastern University physicists have pioneered the development of large-scale computer simulations to assess how cracks form and proliferate in materials ranging from steel and glass to nanostructures and human bones.
Metallic glass thatâ€™s stronger and lasts longer.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method to measure the toughness"”the resistance to fracture"”of the thin insulating films that play a critical role in high-performance integrated circuits. The new technique could help improve the reliability and manufacturability of ICs and, better yet, it's one that state-of-the-art microelectronics manufacturers can use with equipment they already own.At issue is the mechanical strength...
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is part of an international team of scientists that is learning more about how cracks form in brittle materials.
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/22020d/weld_cracking_in_f) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Weld Cracking in Ferrous Alloys" to their offering.