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CorkSTFluidics

Goal: Development of advanced energy absorbing composites based on natural cork, shear thickening fluids and microfluidics

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Francisco J. Galindo-Rosales
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The present disclosure relates to the customization of a composite layer material for absorbing or dissipating mechanical energy under impacts or vibrations. The composite layer material comprises at least a support layer of a resilient material, said support layer having recessed fluid-tight microchannels comprising a fluid, wherein the channel section and fluid viscosity is such to dampen the external load by the constricted fluid flow through said microchannels. Therefore, the present disclosure relates to a maximization of safety and/or comfort.
Francisco J. Galindo-Rosales
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Research fellowship
University of Porto, School of Engineering, CEFT
Portugal, Porto
International applications are welcome
Open Call: September 1, 2016
Deadline: September 30, 2016
 
Francisco J. Galindo-Rosales
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Development of advanced energy absorbing composites based on natural cork, shear thickening fluids and microfluidics