Researchers, led by Professor Guoliang Huang, from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, developed a new flexible material capable of withstanding waves of energy, such as earthquakes. This composite is like nothing that exists in nature, and according to Professor Huang, it could be an almost perfect protective overlay.
This new material would be applied on already existing structures and allow it to resist longitudinal and sheer energy waves, which is a distinctive feature. Furthermore, this new material can be used in multiple fields, such as aeronautics and nautical. It could provide mechanical parts in aircraft and boats with protection from vibrations.
Having both civilian and military application, this new material could revolutionize protection of structures against shock wave, but also of vehicles mechanical parts.
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