Engineers are re-thinking structural connectivity
Connectivity of material microstructures is important for a wide range of applications from filters to biomaterials. Biomedical engineers from Tampere University of Technology and BioMediTech developed a new way of measuring structural connectivity using the state-of-the-art tools from computational topology and graph theory. The new approach provides a different interpretation for connectivity and is used to analyze and design materials with complex structures. The technique is recently applied to study flow in microstructures which is published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
The article can be accessed from http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2013.1042.