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Carbon fibre reinforced buildings can withstand explosion impact [Registered]

Most buildings are not constructed to withstand an unexpected explosion or impact. Reinforcing buildings or plants liable to such an event with carbon fibre offers a practical solution. Dr Sarah Orton, a researcher at the University of Missouri is working with the U.S. Army to test a method of retrofitting buildings to protect them in the case of a terrorist attack. Dr Orton has focused on using carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP), a fabric that can carry 143,000 pounds of force per square inch and has various applications to strengthen reinforced concrete buildings. CFRP has been used previously to strengthen…

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