MIT Research NewsMarch 13, 2017
Conquering metal fatigue
Novel laminated nanostructure gives steel bone-like resistance to fracturing under repeated stress.
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
Metal fatigue can lead to abrupt and sometimes catastrophic failures in parts that undergo repeated loading, or stress. It’s a major cause of failure in structural components of everything from aircraft and spacecraft to bridges and powerplants.
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