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    On-the-Fly Composites Modeling

    Like Lego bricks or spaghetti, composites modeling is about scale, ingredients and fitting the right blocks together. Sure, they’re mixed metaphors — but just as modeling is a close estimate of real-world processes, so too are verbal explanations of such nuanced arithmetic. Trisha Sain, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, explores multiscale physics by thinking about the Lego bricks in her living room, the windows of skyscrapers and cooking a feast.

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