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The sound of science

Category: Closing the loop

A black and white image of a profilometer that looks like a needle on a record player

In a similar way to the needle of a vinyl player, the measuring needle of this profilometer travels across the surface of the worn sample. However, instead of producing music, the needle measures the characteristics of the scar produced from the sliding wear test the sample was subjected to. By understanding how materials wear and fail, we can then design more robust materials and components in the future.  

Entrant: Ronnie Woodward , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Copyright: Ronnie Woodward