[Northkeep] FW: Non-period reference on the metallurgy of steel (Free dow...
Anawyn at aol.com
Tue Oct 18 20:41:02 PDT 2005
In a message dated 10/18/2005 7:58:22 A.M. Central Standard Time,
hughn at ssd.fsi.com writes:
> example, he explains grain structure by using a bottle filled
> with large soap bubbles as his 3D model, and notes that
> "Perhaps a more pleasant way to model metal grains is to
> empty a glass of beer rapidly as is illustrated in Fig.
> 8.1(b)." I don't think you'll find that explanation in your
> average engineering materials textbook!
Yeah, I for one am not surprised, soap and beer are at the center of all
creation theory. It's very Zen. Actually, all kidding aside, soap film studies
have been applied to a number of sciences because of its unique reactions in
various compounds. Soap is more than just something to get you clean, it is a
fascinating substance that goes way beyond just a hobby. Sorry, I digress - I
just get so excited about those bubbles!
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