Thursday, November 17, 2011

Link of the Moment: STF Fabric

One of the more impressive applications of shear-thickening fluids is as a additive to body armor.  A collaboration between the University of Delaware and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has improved the protective properties of Kevlar.  The home page is here, and pictures and video are here.

1 comment:

  1. We studied this in fluid dynamics class about 3 years ago. Prof. showed this video that was amazing.