Monthly Archives: June 2016

Repeatable pre-cracking preparation for fracture testing of polymeric materials

A team of researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, including Polymer Centre academic Dr Rachel Tomlinson, have recently developed a method for creating repeatable pre-cracked polymer specimens for fracture testing. Currently, specimens are prepared manually using a razor blade to create a small pre-crack from a notched sample. These samples are […]

Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 in News, Publications.

Influence of Surface Wettability on Microbubble Formation

Over the last 20 years bubbles and their properties have been of high interest in the field of engineering and have found their way into a variety of applications such as biofuel production, medical imaging, and drug delivery. Lately, there has been a surge of interest in the study of microbubbles which are found in […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 in News, Publications.