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Multiscale Mechanics of Materials Lab
The Beese group researches the mechanical behavior of materials, and in particular, how the mechanical behavior of a material is dictated by its microstructure. The group uses a suite of experimental techniques to characterize the microstructure of a material and measure its multiaxial plasticity and fracture behavior. The group also develops computational models, over multiple length scales, to further understand the links between microstructure and mechanical behavior of these materials, eventually defining predictive plasticity and fracture models.