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Alan Needleman

Alan Needleman

University Distinguished Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Colleges of Engineering and Science
Texas A&M University
2012-2013 Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study

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From Engineering Failure to Material Design

Structures and components subject to mechanical forces can fail by fracturing or by undergoing a mechanical buckling instability. Much engineering research has been focused on developing the knowledge and computational tools to design against such failures, which has led to safer structures and components.