David Weitz, Professor of Physics, Harvard University will present an online seminar “Propagation of Fractures through Soft and Hard Materials” 1PM, March 28, 2023. This talk describes experimental approaches to study fracture and various mechanisms observed. For soft materials, Laplace pressure drives fracture by pulling fluid out of the material which stresses  and tears the material apart.  For tough materials, a ‘stick-break’ mechanism drives fracture with crack propagation in the transverse direction. Seminar sponsored by the UofL/ERINC Soft Matter Initiative.

The MS Teams link for this seminar is here

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