Research Lab

Professor Simulates Bomb Blasts to Study How Things Break Apart

Left to right: Jefferson Wright and Helio Matos, who are earning their doctorates in mechanical engineering at URI, examine a pressurized water capsule with Arun Shukla. (Photo: Nora Lewis) How much force does it take to shatter a Humvee, a soldier’s body armor, or a submarine?

Posted in: News, Research Lab, Hazardous materials, Hazards and emergency operations, Injuries, Injury causation, Protective equipment, Protective structures, Protective systems, Test equipment and instrumentation

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Wireless Sensor Enables Study of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A new system that uses a wireless implant has been shown to record – for the first time – how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced trauma commonly seen in combat veterans.Purdue professors Riyi Shi (left) and Babak Ziaie led research to develop a new system that records how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced trauma. (Purdue University image/Kevin Doerr)

Posted in: News, Aerospace, Defense, Medical, Research Lab, Data Acquisition, Sensors

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