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Shock-Wave Energy Inspiration for Development of Super-Strong Materials
9/17/2013

Purdue University doctoral student Matthew Beason works on equipment for research that is part of a national effort to develop new materials created using shock waves similar to those generated by meteorites striking the Earth.   (Source: Purdue University)
Purdue University doctoral student Matthew Beason works on equipment for research that is part of a national effort to develop new materials created using shock waves similar to those generated by meteorites striking the Earth.
(Source: Purdue University)

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Elizabeth M
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Revolutionary idea?
Elizabeth M   9/17/2013 5:07:12 AM
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This seems like a revolutionary idea to create such a force on materials to test them for strength, but in a way it also makes perfect sense. I can't think of a more effective way to see how strong something is--in various aspects of life--than to exert extreme pressure on it. And it seems like the scientists feel the same way.

Charles Murray
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Re: Revolutionary idea?
Charles Murray   9/17/2013 6:45:30 PM
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I wonder if this is a little bit like a high-impact example of strain hardening, with the additional ingredient of temperature.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   9/18/2013 11:52:42 AM
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Strain hardening? I admit I don't know much about that, Chuck. Can you elaborate? Is this another way to test material strength?

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