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Graphene deposited on planar surfaces often exhibits sharp and localized folds delimiting seemingly planar regions, as a result of compressive stresses [...]

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Slip controller is an essential part of the locomotive controller because it enables maximum force transfer and increases the service life of the locomotive parts. The modern slip controllers try to determine actual adhesion parameters and set the required tractive force to avoid [...]

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In modeling and numerically implementing a follower pressure in a geometrically nonlinear setting, one needs to compute the volume enclosed by a surface [...]

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The origin of fracture in epithelial cell sheets subject to stretch is commonly attributed to excess tension in the cells' cytoskeleton, in the plasma membrane, or in cell-cell contacts. Here, we demonstrate that for a variety of synthetic and physiological hydrogel substrates [...]

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We propose a numerical formulation for the simulation of frictional contact with interfacial adhesion between soft bodies. In this work, the adhesive interface behaviour derives from a free surface energy and a pseudo-potential of the surface dissipation, which describe both the de-bonding [...]

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The service life of buildings can be associated with the durability of enveloping the elements, e.g., the flat roofs that are constantly exposed to environmental agents. Waterproof membranes, produced with bituminous or polymeric materials, usually protect these elements. This paper [...]

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Composites made of fibers embedded in organic or inorganic matrices are efficient systems for reinforcing historical masonry structures to provide strength and ductility with a negligible mass increment. As it is well known, the structural performance of the composites mainly [...]

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Composites of thermoplastics reinforced with natural fibres have been widely used in recent years. Natural fibres are considered as a greener substitute due to their advantages over conventional fibres such as low cost, low density, high availability, excellent mechanical properties, [...]