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Research project

Extreme phenomena in soft materials

What are the mechanics of soft materials (e.g. foam, sand)?

Contact
Martin van Hecke
Funding
NWO Vici 2011 NWO Vici 2011

Foam and sand are soft materials that can lose their overall mechanical strength. In this research the extreme phenomena that these materials exhibit will be unravelled, such as shockwaves, non-linearity and fracture. This will lead to a new understanding of their mechanics.