EU-funded research into fracture processes across a variety of scales, materials and processes.

CIV Mappin

With around 20 project partners (a combination of European universities, European companies and universities in China/Russia/USA), we aim to expand our knowledge of fracture by learning from adjacent disciplines, theory and applications, and the inclusion of physics as well as statistics. Most of the research is based around secondments in partner institutions, which emphasizes the cross-disciplinary nature of the project.



Research Themes


Project Dates

Start Date : 01/09/2017
End Date : 31/08/2021 

People Involved

Professor Harm Askes
Professor René de Borst
Professor Luca Susmel

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