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04.04.2018

                                                  ### Next IGM Colloquium ###

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 12:15, MED 0 1418.

IGM Colloquium: The shape of torn sheets: fracture, geometry and anisotropy, by Benoit Roman, PMMH, ESPCI, Paris.

The IGM colloquium features invited speakers giving introductory talks on varied current research topics in Mechanical Engineering and related disciplines.

  • Where? - MED 0 1418 (Auditorium)
  • When? - Tuesdays 12:15
  • Who? - Students, researchers, faculty and everyone else interested in learning about different aspects of Mechanical Engineering

Please join us Tuesday at noon!

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28.03.18 — Our everyday experience of tearing (fracture in thin sheets) can be frustrating (not-so-"easy opening" packages, removing adhesive tape…). In fact tearing paths are very reproducible and we will show that they obey simple laws, with consequences in engineering at many scales, including in many examples around us. Read the whole article