project . 2008 - 2011 . Closed

Auxetic Textiles for Blast Mitigation

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: EP/F048394/1
  • Funded under: EPSRC Funder Contribution: 552,656 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 Jul 2008
    End Date
    30 Jul 2011
Description
In the 21st century terrorism has become a constant threat to the way-of-life of people all around the world. One of the most common manifestations of the terrorist's threat is an explosive device, often detonated in the midst of a densely-populated civilian area. The University of Exeter is leading a team of government and industrial experts in the development of a new type of 'smart' blast curtain aiming to reduce death and injury caused by bomb blasts. This smart textile uses auxetic materials pioneered at the University. Unlike conventional materials that get thinner when stretched, an auxetic material will get fatter. This interesting and counter-intuitive ...
Description
In the 21st century terrorism has become a constant threat to the way-of-life of people all around the world. One of the most common manifestations of the terrorist's threat is an explosive device, often detonated in the midst of a densely-populated civilian area. The University of Exeter is leading a team of government and industrial experts in the development of a new type of 'smart' blast curtain aiming to reduce death and injury caused by bomb blasts. This smart textile uses auxetic materials pioneered at the University. Unlike conventional materials that get thinner when stretched, an auxetic material will get fatter. This interesting and counter-intuitive ...
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