News tagged with mechanical loading

Smooth ride at 300 km/h

Serious shocks need serious shock absorption, in space as well as on the ground. Now high-performance racing cars are driving more smoothly on space-ready rubber from ESA spacecraft.

dateJan 31, 2013 in Engineering
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Defective plastics repair themselves

Indestructible things are a figment of the imagination of advertising. Even plastic components that have to stand up to major mechanical loads can break. The reason for this are microcracks that may be found in any component ...

dateApr 05, 2011 in Engineering
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