Michel Barsoum and Peter Finkel Receive $300K ARO Award

Published on Tuesday August 28, 2007

The goal of this project is the development of solids with extraordinary  combinations of damping, stiffness, yield points and machinability for use at ambient and elevated temperatures as both structural components and strain sensors, in particular, based on kinking nonlinear elasticity (KNE).  By monitoring the stress related ultrasound propagation in KNE, the health of a structural component (made with a KNE solid - or if a KNE solid is affixed to a structural component) can be easily predicted as a function of time. This self-stress monitoring capability can be useful over extended temperature regimes and/or corrosive environments.

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