Midwest Mechanics Seminar

The Mechanics of the Surfactant-Driven Fracture of Particle Rafts and the Influence of Surface Tension

Friday, September 29, 2017
11 a.m.-noon
John E. Dolbow, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University, will describe a new continuum-based model and simulations that account for the interplay between the pressure exerted by a spreading surfactant and the elastic response of the praft, including the fracture toughness and exciting new research in this area.