Video/animation icon  Cracking and fracture in paper

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Description: A force is applied to a paper sheet by stretching it across a metal strip. When the cut is lengthened the crack grows quite suddenly. From TLP: Why do Cracks Weaken a Material?
Keywords: brittle • fracture • paper • crack
Categories: Science approaches
Science approaches > Deformation & failure > Fracture
Materials > Hybrids > Natural materials > Paper
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 26 August 2009
Date added: 18 February 2010
Resource ID: 2716