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Cracking Dams

Cracking Dams

One of the cases in the SimScience web-site devoted to areas of science where computer simulations are at the forefront of discovery. Cracking Dams asks: What happens when a dam cracks? What's a dam? How do things crack? Can engineers model the cracking of a dam? - Crackling Noise What is the link between predicting earthquakes and crumpling a piece of paper? Will understanding one help engineers understand the other? The site is divided into 3...

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