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LASSP/AEP Student Seminar Series

Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Clark Hall, 701
Central Campus

Nan Xue
Dufresne Group

Title: Cutting-edge fracture: elastomers fail from the edge

In this presentation, I will provide an overview of fracture mechanics, highlighting contemporary challenges and opportunities in the field of soft materials. I will then discuss one example from my research that demonstrates how the three-dimensional propagation of edge cracks can significantly increase the fracture toughness of highly stretchable elastomers.

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LASSP, Applied and Engineering Physics, Physics

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lassp, applied and engineering physics, aep

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Contact Name

Vaibhav Sharma


Nan Xue

Speaker Affiliation

Cornell University (Dufresne Group)