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A cracking approach to inventing tough new materials: fracture stranger than friction - POSTPONED

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Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

This meeting is postponed. More details to follow.

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Dr Kevin Kendall FRS, Professor Anthony Kinloch FRS, Professor William Clegg and Dr Siva Bohm.

Interfering fringes for contacting rubber spheres. Credit: TARRC/MRB

In the 100 years since Griffith published his ground-breaking paper on the energy criterion for cracking, there have been great advances in the understanding of cracks. This meeting will reflect on recent observations in the field plus interesting new theories of cracking, as well as discussing how to invent tough new materials, while removing problems in Fracture Mechanics.

The schedule of talks and speaker biographies are available below. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

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Schedule of talks

19 October

Session 1 09:00-11:00

Using Griffith’s idea to create new materials

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Professor Rob Ritchie ForMemRS, University of California, Berkeley, USA

09:00-09:05 Welcome by the Royal Society and Kevin Kendall

Professor Kevin Kendall FRS, Adelan Ltd, UK

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09:05-09:15 Introduction

Professor Rob Ritchie ForMemRS, University of California, Berkeley, USA

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09:15-09:35 The science of crack growth – why industry cares

Professor David Rugg FREng, Rolls Royce, UK

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09:35-09:55 Fracture mechanisms of cements reinforced with nanomaterials

Professor Ange-Therese Akono, Northwestern University, USA

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09:55-10:30 Discussion

Professor Anthony Kinloch FREng FRS, Imperial College London, UK

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10:30-11:00 Coffee

Session 2 11:00-12:30

Reversible equilibrium fracture and JKR

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Dr Alan D Roberts, Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre, UK

11:00-11:10 Introduction

Dr Alan D Roberts, Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre, UK

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11:10-11:30 Advances  of the JKR Theory of Adhesive Contact

Professor Feodor Borodich, Cardiff University, UK

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11:30-11:50 Cracks in soft solids

Dr Etienne Barthel, ESPCI / PSL / CNRS / Sorbonne Université, France

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11:50-12:30 Discussion

Dr Walter Federle, University of Cambridge, UK

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12:30-13:30 Lunch

Session 3 13:30-15:30

Components cracking models

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Professor Feodor Borodich, Cardiff University, UK

13:30-13:40 Introduction

Professor Feodor Borodich, Cardiff University, UK

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13:40-14:00 Impact of material deterioration and concrete cracking on structural failure of concrete structures

Dr Mohammad Mehdi Kashani, University of Southampton, UK

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14:00-14:20 Computational modelling of fracture propagation

Professor Chris Pearce, University of Glasgow, UK

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14:20-15:00 Discussion

Dr Laurent Brochard, École des Ponts, Université Gustave Eiffel, CNRS, France

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15:00-15:30 Tea

Session 4 15:30-17:00

New tough ceramics

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Professor Kevin Kendall FRS, Adelan Ltd, UK

15:30-15:40 Introduction

Professor Kevin Kendall FRS, Adelan Ltd, UK

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15:40-16:00 Nanoscale ceramic laminates

Professor William Clegg, University of Cambridge, UK

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16:00-16:20 Graphene in ceramic composites

Dr Manuel Belmonte, Institute of Ceramics and Glass (ICV-CSIC), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain

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16:20-17:00 Discussion

Professor Alex Routh, University of Cambridge, UK

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20 October

Session 5 09:00-11:00

Advances in understanding composites fracture

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Professor Anthony Kinloch FREng FRS, Imperial College London, UK

09:00-09:10 Introduction

Professor Tony Kinloch, Imperial College London, UK

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09:10-09:30 Micromechanical insights into deformation, damage and fracture

Professor Erica Lilleodden, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

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09:30-09:50 Closing the gap between nanomaterials’ promise and reality in composites

Professor Ian Kinloch, the University of Manchester, UK

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09:50-10:30 Discussion

Professor Brian Falzon, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

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10:30-11:00 Coffee

Session 6 11:00-12:30

Interfaces influencing cracking

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Professor William Clegg, University of Cambridge, UK

11:00-11:10 Introduction

Professor William Clegg, University of Cambridge, UK

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11:10-11:30 Graphene manufacture and controlled fracture, for example application in upcoming durability PEM Fuel cells

Dr Sivasambu Bohm, Imperial College London, UK

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11:30-11:50 Multiple, hierarchical, membrane (eg graphene) extended peeling theories

Professor Nicola M Pugno, University of Trento, Italy and Queen Mary University of London, UK

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11:50-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Session 7 13:30-15:30

Lessons from nature

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Dr Sivasambu Bohm, Imperial College London, UK

13:30-13:40 Introduction

Dr Sivasambu Bohm, Imperial College London, UK

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13:40-14:00 Bone fracture

Professor Rob Ritchie ForMemRS, University of California, Berkeley, USA

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14:00-14:20 Fracture mechanics of biological materials and tissues

Professor Xi-Qiao Feng, Tsinghua University, China

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14:20-15:00 Discussion

Dr Laura Leslie, Aston University, UK
Dr Ben Almquist, Imperial College London, UK

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15:00-15:30 Tea

Session 8 15:30-17:00

The future of cracks

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Professor Kevin Kendall FRS, Adelan Ltd, UK

15:30-15:40 Introduction

Professor Kevin Kendall FRS, Adelan Ltd, UK

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15:40-15:50 New approaches to toughening materials

Professor Rob Ritchie ForMemRS, University of California, Berkeley, USA

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15:50-16:00 The welded composites lap test

Dr Irene Fernandez Villegas, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

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16:00-16:20 Discussion

Professor Kevin Kendall FRS, Adelan Ltd, UK

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16:20-17:00 Expert panel

Professor Ian Kinloch, the University of Manchester, UK
Professor Erica Lilleodden, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
Professor Rob Ritchie ForMemRS, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Professor Kevin Kendall FRS, Adelan Ltd, UK

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A cracking approach to inventing tough new materials: fracture stranger than friction - POSTPONED

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Dr Kevin Kendall FRS, Professor Anthony Kinloch FRS, Professor William Clegg and Dr Siva Bohm.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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