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Project management for engineers
(National University of Ireland, Galway, 2016)
In recent years we have witnessed a rapid growth in the use of project management methods and tools as a means by which organisations achieve their objectives. Projects drive business in industries as diverse as ...
Statistical grain size effects in fretting crack initiation
A crystal plasticity computational framework is developed and validated to investigate the microstructure sensitivity of crack initiation in fretting. Randomly distributed microstructure geometries are incorporated into a ...
The tensile ductility of cellular solids: the role of imperfections
Metallic and polymeric foams typically possess a low tensile failure strain of a few percent despite the fact that the parent solid can have high ductility (10% or more). This is remarkable as foams are bending-dominated ...
Effects of material thickness and processing method on poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) degradation and mechanical performance
(Springer Verlag, 2016-09-02)
In this study, the effects of material thickness and processing method on the degradation rate and the changes in the mechanical properties of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) material during simulated physiological degradation ...