My new article on materials science

Here is my newest paper! “Thermomechanical generation of fissure patterns on the surface of heated circular wood samples” https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.03546 We discuss the observation of primary crack patterns on the surface of heated medium density fiberboard (MDF) round samples in inert atmosphere. A constant heat flux irradiates the wood surface, and the primary cracks seem to… Read More My new article on materials science

Are there any issues in contemporary science and engineering?

“Are theoretical researches based on oversimplified methods which return wrong predictions? Do empiric approaches lack rigour and scientific depth? Is there any gap between theory and practice, and why?”. Through our academic work, me and my colleagues at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Aalto University, have noticed that far too often, separation of research fields and approaches results in uncorrelated… Read More Are there any issues in contemporary science and engineering?