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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 898439, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/898439
Research Article

The Excellent Mechanical Properties of Cork: A Novel Approach through the Analysis of Contact Stress

1Department of Mechanical, Energetic and Materials Engineering, School of Industrial Engineering, University of Extremadura, Avenida de Elvas, s/n, 06071 Badajoz, Spain
2Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Extremadura, Avenida de Elvas, s/n, 06071 Badajoz, Spain

Received 18 February 2014; Accepted 30 March 2014; Published 7 May 2014

Academic Editors: P. Mandracci, Y. Sun, and R. A. Varin

Copyright © 2014 Antonio Díaz-Parralejo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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