Materialism: A Materials Science Podcast
An exploration of the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering.
5 months ago

Episode 40: μ: Aviation Crack Growth

A glimpse back to when aviation was far more dangerous

Take a dive into the history of fatigue crack growth with Jared and Taylor. Featuring the history of the equations and the applications they saw in the story of the DeHaviland Comet.

Articles Discussed:

  • 2001 Withey, FATIGUE FAILURE OF THE DE HAVILLAND COMET I [LINK]
  • 2014 Glancey, The crashes that changed plane designs forever [LINK]
  • FAA Accident Overview [LINK]

  • 2002 Pushkar, Comet’s Tale [LINK]

This episode is sponsored by Matmatch. Check out how they can help you find the perfect material for your next engineering project! This episode is also sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars, and more.

Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

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Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-host, co-creator), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator), Jared Duffy (co-host, production, marketing, and editing), Ramsey Issa (editing assistance).

Keywords: aviation crack growth fatigue materials DeHaviland comet crash disaster

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