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Shear Thickening Fluid (in plastic)

by treeinthewood
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treeinthewood
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May13-14, 04:11 PM
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I have been looking into shear thickening fluids and how they are used with Kevlar for bullet proof vests. I am considering alternative uses but have limited knowledge on the subject. I would like to create a rigid solid that becomes harder and less flexible when a large force is suddenly applied but is more flexible and elastic when force is slowly applied. If the stf was added to molten plastic and then left to solidify would the plastic contain any of the properties of the stf?
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May27-14, 02:03 PM
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I'm sorry you are not generating any responses at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us? Any new findings?


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