Timing is everything. accurate dating of the geological record is essential to understand our planet’s history, but beyond the limit of radiocarbon dating (~50,000 years) material becomes difficult to date.
Shock waves are ubiquitous nonlinear phenomena observed in nature. Thunder, the crack of a whip, and the boom heard from a jet plane surpassing the speed of sound are familiar occurrences in human experience and all result from the generation of viscous shock waves in air.
The use of Textile Reinforced Mortars (TRM’s) in strengthening of masonry structures is a new and very promising technique which provides sustainable and energy saving solutions in structural repair or upgrading.