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    DFL- Dynamic Fracture Laboratory
DFL - Dynamic Fracutre Laboratory

The Mechanics and the Physics of high rate deformation and fracture is the central theme of the Dynamic Fracture Laboratory. The Dynamic Fracture Laboratory was started within the Materials Mechanics Center in 1994 by D. Rittel, to address specific issues in dynamic fracture mechanics and stress wave physics. Since then, the Dynamic Fracture Laboratory has been actively developing new tools and techniques to address these issues, while expanding its activity to other related domains.
A strong emphasis is put on the physics of failure, including the identification of failure micro-mechanisms using both scanning and transmission electron microscopy.