Center for Built Environment Research
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Researcher tests armour alloy strength

Armour alloys strength under test

A Belfast academic is working on research that could help protect soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Professor Wei Sha is testing how safe vehicles with titanium alloys are when hit by bullets or explosions. Prof. Sha, from Queen's University's School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, is examining the damage tolerance of titanium. It is the first research to reveal the reasons behind the deformation of titanium alloys under strong impact.

British forces serving in Afghanistan currently use Land Rovers which have titanium alloys. click here to read more

Click here for profile of Prof. Sha