Contact: KC Gonzalez
University of Texas at San Antonio
Caption: University of Texas at San Antonio researcher and assistant professor of mechanical engineering John Foster will play an important part in a $7.5 million Department of Defense contract to advance the understanding and use of a relatively new mathematical modeling theory called peridynamics, which allows scientists to more accurately predict material failure. Foster is one of approximately two dozen people in the world who specialize in peridynamics.
Credit: Tim Luukkonen, The University of Texas at San Antonio
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