Professor Alex Hansen was invited speaker and gave today, March 9th, an online lecture about “Localization and lifetime distribution of stretched polymers” at FRACMEET 2021 (Understanding Material Failure: One hundred years of Griffith’s theory).
Watch his lecture here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-q_lcNOGQY by scrolling until 42:30 (lecture stops at 1:42:00)
About FRACMEET 2021:
Understanding material failure, from macroscopic predictions of structural disintegration to microscopic framework of damage nucleation and propagation, remains a central challenge in a wide range of disciplines. A. A. Griffith, exactly a hundred years ago, first proposed an energy-balance criterion for understanding damage propagation in brittle materials. The field has progressed considerably since then. The current challenges and techniques, spanning from designing self-healing materials to the use of statistical learning in failure predictions, call for new insights from experimental observations and theoretical studies, much of which has remained open questions.
More info about FRACMEET 2021 here: https://srmap.edu.in/fracmeet-2021/