Tuesday, July 14, 2015

[Lest We Forget. . .] Delamination at new Lake Worth Casino Building (5/31/15): Grand Opening was on 3/1/13

Delamination is a mode of failure for composite materials and steel. In laminated materials, repeated cyclic stresses, impact, and so on can cause layers to separate, forming a mica-like structure of separate layers, with significant loss of mechanical toughness.
West side of new Casino BuildingSecond Floor, south wing.

Note that the Casino complex business plan is now a "confirmed failure".