Combination of High-Strength Sustainability / Energy Dissipation (C-IDA) via Localized Resiliency and Molecular Re-Generativity

Hazards spanning high-risk natural events, anthropogenic events, durability issues, and chemical attacks, lead to the deaths of thousands of people and cost billions of dollars in personal property and infrastructure damage. Three applications of our C-IDA system that have the potential to enhance: (A) people’s residential, business, and educational lives; (B) transportation structures and infrastructures to facilitate livelihood; and (C) automotive and medical structures and infrastructures to protect lives are the protection of

  • Wood-framed constructions against EF-5 tornado debris-impacts
  • Coastal bridges subject to hurricane forces that otherwise cause enormous surge and slamming wave forces
  • Automobile and head-to-head impact (helmet) collisions

Our uniquely formulated C-IDA system can be custom-chemically designed to strengthen existing structures or retrofit damaged or aging structures, or it may be constructed as a stand-alone system to absorb impact energy by providing tremendous impact resistance and fracture toughness, and overall energy dissipation while still providing sufficient stiffness.

Tornado-Resistant Residential Wood-Framed Constructions (Protection of thin 18-gauge storm doors and walls)

Coastal Bridge Design (loaded against Hurricane Katrina Forces). The four videos compare a Pre-Katrina retrofit design, a Post-Katrina retrofit, a poorly designed C-IDA-retrofit, and properly-designed C-IDA retrofit

Automotive Design: Low-velocity impact-resistant automotive shells and head-to-head (helmet) collisions (10 – 12 mph)