project . 2006 - 2007 . Closed

Auxetic Blast Protection Textiles -Crime Feasibility Study

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: EP/D036690/1
  • Funded under: EPSRC Funder Contribution: 49,036 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    08 Mar 2006
    End Date
    07 Mar 2007
Description
This proposal concerns a study to examine the feasibility of constructing a blast-protection textile based on the highly unusual properties exhibited by helical auxetic yarns recently developed at the University of Exeter. An auxetic material is one which has a negative Poisson's ratio, (n). This means that, unlike conventional materials (with a positive Poisson's ratio) that get thinner when stretched, an auxetic material will get fatter. This unusual behaviour can be exploited to construct structures which can work in ways that have not previously been possible. This study will focus on further developing and exploiting the properties of helical fibre bundles ...
Description
This proposal concerns a study to examine the feasibility of constructing a blast-protection textile based on the highly unusual properties exhibited by helical auxetic yarns recently developed at the University of Exeter. An auxetic material is one which has a negative Poisson's ratio, (n). This means that, unlike conventional materials (with a positive Poisson's ratio) that get thinner when stretched, an auxetic material will get fatter. This unusual behaviour can be exploited to construct structures which can work in ways that have not previously been possible. This study will focus on further developing and exploiting the properties of helical fibre bundles ...
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