Friday, March 21, 2014
The Continuum-Mechanical Properties of Styrofoam and Peking Duck
Well, I evidently have not yet been domesticated. I think the most "impressive" part of my masterpiece is that some of the styrofoam actually managed to fuse to the metal grating and harden rather significantly. (And I left all of my peeps who are continuum-mechanics experts back in Oxford... I have a problem for you to study!) I was warming up some Peking duck and brown rice in this toaster oven (or whatever it is called), and the oil and fat from the duck seems to be what helped fuse the bits of styrofoam to the metal grating. The only word for this is "awesome".