Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown

Marc Abrahams and Nicole Sharp discuss an essay about structural engineering and fashion.

Structural engineering is probably the most important thing nobody thinks about. Except structural engineers, of course. They think about it a lot. Improbable Research, the podcast that “makes people laugh and then think”, certainly accomplishes that goal by exploring an essay that, while ridiculous on the surface, actually does spark some curiosity about the extensive amount of research that must be done on things we barely consider.

Since the page is kind of inscrutable, here’s a direct link to the audio.

Shoutout to Sarah Pavis for making me aware of this!