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Micaela Burwell

Hanover, MD, United States

Member since September 25, 2012

  • In an experimental project that could just see light of day, the EPSRC or Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is trying to develop a new kind of bomb blast curtains, which should not just be thinner but also more protective than current generation. This new curtain is designed to grow thicker when it gets stretched by explosive forces hence preventing shards or glasses from piercing through it. Auxetix and three other partners have engaged with EPSRC and Exeter University to develop this product commercially.

    Such technologically superior nano-curtains are capable of preventing debris from entering inside a window by staying intact. They are so capable that they can prevent glass shards from causing life-threatening injuries to residents inside a room either due to an explosion or otherwise.

    The curtain should be handy in potential terrorist targets such as Government assets, buildings, and commercial places with high profile nature. They are directly attached to the windows from the inside and can even prevent hurricanes and typhoons from rupturing the windows.

    The present generation of blast-proof curtains is made using high density net like fibers together with a shatter resistant film directly applied on the windows. Together, they manage to block out most of the force from blasts but do allow few shards to get inside. EPSRC new generation curtain should totally remove the need for any kind of shatterproof film because they will use fibers strong enough ...

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