Bone-crushing Experiments Could Yield Better Protective Gear

Bone-crushing Experiments Could Yield Better Protective Gear
With NSF support, Nikhil Gupta and Paulo Coelho have pioneered research that reveals surprising insights about the effect of compression on bones, and about the limitations of the foams used for protection in helmets and armor No sample is safe in Nikhil Gupta’s Composite Materials and Mechanics Lab at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Whether it’s a small nugget of rabbit bone …

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