According to PhD candidate Jianbin Xu, a bumpy bike ride is comparable with understanding the Portevin-Le Chatelier effect in some metallic materials.
Glass is brittle. When it breaks, it happens suddenly and unexpectedly. It is precisely this unpredictable and violent behaviour that attracts the interest of SFI CASA´s Jonas Rudshaug.
By extensive use of experiments, Susanne Thomesen uncovers the secrets of aluminium. The inside information fills in the big picture under construction by Toppforsk project FractAl.
Polymer foams own a combination of two attractive capacities: They weigh next to nothing, and they absorb energy.
15 students will be working on master´s theses related to work at SIMLab and SFI CASA this semester.