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Investigation of blast-resistant characteristics of Sprayed Protectiflex masonry walls

Grant


Scheme


  • Tyre Stewardship Research Fund

Abstract


  • Protectiflex is a blast and ballistic mitigating cementitious building product comprised of TDP aggregate and is manufactured as utility blocks, precast reinforced panels, composite and pumped ready-mix. The material provides force protection against extreme blast and ballistics and can be retrofitted into existing structures or integrated into new build. There is an opportunity to significantly increase the extent of application of Protectiflex in the industrial, defence, security and commercial sectors by developing a spray-applied Protectiflex product. This is very different to the previous successful TSA-funded pumped Protectiflex. Pumped Protectiflex is placed like normal concrete in forms or as part of a precast system, which involves pre-pour preparation and post pour work such as stripping forms etc. Sprayed Protectiflex on the other hand has immensely greater simplicity and flexibility of application.

Date/time Interval


  • 2020 - 2021

Local Award Id


  • 133720

Scheme


  • Tyre Stewardship Research Fund

Abstract


  • Protectiflex is a blast and ballistic mitigating cementitious building product comprised of TDP aggregate and is manufactured as utility blocks, precast reinforced panels, composite and pumped ready-mix. The material provides force protection against extreme blast and ballistics and can be retrofitted into existing structures or integrated into new build. There is an opportunity to significantly increase the extent of application of Protectiflex in the industrial, defence, security and commercial sectors by developing a spray-applied Protectiflex product. This is very different to the previous successful TSA-funded pumped Protectiflex. Pumped Protectiflex is placed like normal concrete in forms or as part of a precast system, which involves pre-pour preparation and post pour work such as stripping forms etc. Sprayed Protectiflex on the other hand has immensely greater simplicity and flexibility of application.

Date/time Interval


  • 2020 - 2021

Local Award Id


  • 133720