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A small error in the instructions for the benchmarking exercise
We noticed a small mistake in the instructions for the benchmarking exercise: in sections 4.1 and 4.2, we had mentioned the cluster criterion as a number of times the fibre diameter, but this was actually supposed to be a number of times the fibre radius.
Instructions for the second international benchmarking exercise on longitudinal tensile failure are now available!
Several models for predicting the tensile response of unidirectional composites are available in the literature. Each of these models is based on a unique set of assumptions, and formulations vary significantly across the different models. The idea of this exercise is to compare the predictions of different models, not only with each other but also with experimental data. This comparison will focus on the tensile strength and accumulation of fibre damage in unidirectional composites.
An adventure from Lisbon to Lulea
The FiBreMoD researchers have been to Lulea last week for the CompTest conference. The conference was very interesting, FiBreMoD won the best oral presentation award through the work of Lorenzo and new contacts were made but that’s not what brings us here today. Today I would like to tell you the story of my travel adventure to Lulea. Join in for the ride!
FiBreMoD ESRs travelling to the FullComp ITN workshop in Hannover: a great networking opportunity
Martinus, Francisco, Christian, Arsen and Fabio attended the workshop organized by FullComp on the failure analysis of composite materials. A lot of science involved, but it's not only that!
Why aren't scientists good communicators?
Last week I attended ECCM, the European Conference on Composite Materials, for the first time in my career. This is the largest conference of the year, and so, more than 1000 researchers were there, presenting their work. From the presentations I was able to see, I have to say that the level disappointed me a little. Not because of the content, but the delivery of the message. So that made me wonder: why aren’t scientists good communicators?