There is an emerging need for new materials for use in blast resistant applications such as street furniture, armour plating of vehicles, and aircraft cargo containers. To this end, a research project in collaboration with the University of Liverpool (UK) is seeking to develop fibre metal laminates (FML) based on a thermoplastic resin matrix which would potentially offer improved blast resistance.
List of most recent publications
- LANGDON, GS, CANTWELL, WJ, NURICK, GN. "The response of novel thermoplastic-based fibre metal laminates- some preliminary results and observation.", In Press, Journal of Composite Science and Technology.
- LANGDON, GS, CANTWELL, WJ & NURICK, GN. "The blast performance of novel fibre-metal laminates" Structures Under Shock and Impact (SUSI VIII), Greece, 2004, pp. 455-464.