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Alan Arnold Griffith

Some of you maybe aware that I hold the AA Griffith Chair of Structural Materials and Mechanics at the University of Liverpool.  I feel that some comment on this blog about Griffith’s seminal work is long overdue and so I am correcting that this week.  795 more words

Energy Science

Slowing down time to think [about strain energy]

Let me take you bungee jumping.  I should declare that I am not qualified to do so, unless you count an instructor’s certificate for rock-climbing and abseiling, obtained about forty years ago.  865 more words


More violent storms

I made a mistake last week by initially publishing two posts.  My apologies for confusing you or tantalising you with the prospect of going bungee jumping and then postponing the trip.  395 more words

Engineering Soapbox

Energy Science Revolution

Your train impacts you–that train you will be taking the first day of your next planned vacation. The lights above your head, the electricity running at your feet, and more. 204 more words

Nuclear Fusion: a unicorn or the next industrial revolution? Part II

In the first part of this double article we’ve seen that achieving nuclear fusion is indeed possible. Well… at least in the lab. In this second part, as promised, we’ll take a look at the technologies which hope to take Nuclear Fusion out of the lab and into our (very real) World, where lobbies, budgets, competition, standardization and national interests have to be taken into account. 2,135 more words

Energy Markets

More on white dwarfs and existentialism

When I was writing about cosmic heat death a couple of weeks ago , I implied that our sun would expire on a shorter timescale of about 4 to 5 billion years but without mentioning what we expect to happen.  257 more words

Engineering Soapbox

Will it all be over soon?

As you may have gathered from last week’s post [Man, the Rubbish-Maker on October 26th, 2016], I have been reading Italo Calvino’s Complete Cosmicomics… 346 more words