Blast protection materials

Nikhil Gupta, Kyu Cho

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


Blast and impact resistant material utilization is not limited to protective systems. It is also necessary to develop damage-tolerant materials for infrastructure, transportation, and aerospace structures. Composite materials are widely used in civil as well as in military construction and all modes of transportation. Treatment of blast injuries requires fundamental understanding of high strain rate behavior of biomaterials. Increasing interest in blast properties of materials has resulted in the development of test methods for such conditions. Ballistic and impact testing represent other types of conditions. The acquired knowledge of material behavior under such loading conditions has significantly contributed to enhancing the energy absorption capabilities of composite materials and in developing tailored microstructures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationAdvanced Materials and Processes
StatePublished - Mar 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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