Primary interest of Prof. Kasap research is on improving the efficiency and resolution of x-ray detectors for medical imaging...and not improving the administration of mammograms...usual news paper translation.
Under enough stress or heat any material, no matter its form, will stretch, squash, twist, or break. Here are some samples that have been tested to failure; from left to right:
- A welded steel bar under 83,400 pounds of tension.
- A copper rod under 119,000 pounds of tension.
- A steel bridge member under 242,000 pounds of compression
- An aluminum water pipe under 206,500 pounds of compression
- A laminated yellow pipe timber under 73, 500 pounds of compression
Students performing tension test on a metal rod using a universal testing machine during EE217 laboratory, fall, 1995. (message: Never take your eyes off the machine til you hear the big bang)