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Summer 2017
Purdue IE Head Abhi Deshmukh
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IE's Srinivasan Chandrasekar, Professor and Director of the Purdue Center for Materials Processing and Tribology, and his international research team have solved the 400-year-old mystery of Prince Rupert's Drops. The team used integrated photoelasticity to measure the complex stress distribution that give these glass drops their shatter-resistant behavior.
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