Thesis / Dissertation

Auxetic Armour System for Protection Against Soil Blast Loading

Steven John Linforth, Duc Ngo (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Extreme loading threats arising from terrorism, war zones, natural disasters, and even accidents, require specialised protection in order to limit and prevent death and damage to infrastructure and vehicles. In particular, soil blast loading is of concern due to the increased loading imparted by the dual phase explosive/soil mix. Smart, more efficient structures are required to better protect against these kinds of threats. Auxetics, structures and materials with a negative Poisson’s ratio, are one such novel structure which have seen increasing research as protective structures. Their counterintuitive nature means they contract under a compressive load and vice versa. This phenomenon draws ..

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