Cloaking by coating: how effectively does a thin, stiff coating hide a soft substrate?

@article{Box2020CloakingBC,
  title={Cloaking by coating: how effectively does a thin, stiff coating hide a soft substrate?},
  author={Finn Box and Cyprien Jacquemot and Mokhtar Adda-Bedia and Dominic Vella},
  journal={Soft matter},
  year={2020}
}
  • Finn Box, Cyprien Jacquemot, +1 author Dominic Vella
  • Published 2020
  • Physics, Chemistry, Medicine
  • Soft matter
  • From human tissue to fruits, many soft materials are coated by a thin layer of a stiffer material. While the primary role of such a coating is often to protect the softer material, the thin, stiff coating also has an important effect on the mechanical behaviour of the composite material, making it appear significantly stiffer than the underlying material. We study this cloaking effect of a coating for the particular case of indentation tests, which measure the 'firmness' of the composite solid… CONTINUE READING

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