Porous elastomeric materials are widely used in industrial and commercial applications, especially as shock-absorbers, dampeners, packaging material, etc. Often times these applications involve very large deformations of the material. From a product design and performance perspective, engineers are usually interested in the macroscopic response of these materials and their interaction with other components in an assembly.
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More importantly, however, the spreading awareness of climate change is bringing about a shift in people’s consummation priorities, from convenience to sustainability. While consumer tax credits may have spurred the initial adoption of electric vehicles, car buyers are factoring in sustainability as a lifestyle choice in making these purchase decisions.
Bringing a new generation of cars onto the road requires new solutions and applications that will better integrate engineering disciplines to help engineers look at vehicle performance in a new, more holistic way.
Cracks in metal components affect many industries including aerospace, power, chemical process, petroleum, pipelines, and heavy equipment. When cracks are found, two common questions are: will it break, and how soon will it break? When considering potential cracks, how large of a crack will cause failure?