Designing Principles for High Energy Absorbing Materials

  • Tünde Anna KovácsEmail author
  • Zoltán Nyikes
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


The focus target of our century and even of all centuries in the history is the security. Every state wants to guard their own functionality and citizens. The treasure of the nations are firstly peoples (soft target) and after all, buildings and assets.

The construction engineering used the traditional materials and designing a long time ago. In our century, the useful materials are changed and the building operations technologies are developed and changed. Great example is the new idea of 3D printed houses. In case of the new buildings many special loads have to be considered (earthquake, blast load, flood, etc.), and also this knowledge has to be taken into account in design of buildings, and there is a need to use resistant materials for such loads. Lot of innovated materials (metal foams, special composites) have appeared in the last decade. Polymer composites with new segments, like the reinforcing fibers (glass fiber, carbon fiber, aramid fiber) and the special property acrylates can be used. The functional innovation for special loads and high energy absorbing is supported on the basic theories of the designing principles by material selection and the combination with their realisation. The base of this innovation is the knowledge of the design principles of the requirements of these loads.

This work it can try to introduce the designing principles and the designing for high-energy absorbing materials what can be the base of the material science innovations.


High energy absorbing Composite designing Blast protection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bánki Donát Faculty of Mechanical and Safety EngineeringÓbuda UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Doctoral School on Safety and Security ScienceÓbuda UniversityBudapestHungary

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