Blast Architecture

SmartShieldTM...
Architectural Components
for Blast Mitigation


Component Applications

  • Architectural blast panels
  • Structural reinforcing elements to reduce weight
  • Incorporated into wall and flooring systems
  • Products that reduce noise, vibration and harshness
  • Wall cladding and reinforcement
  • Blast mitigation against internal and external threats
  • Can be cast into angled or custom components
  • Reduces kinetic energy of fragments


Specifications

  • Panel Dimensions
    • Up to 4 ft (1220 mm) wide
    • Up to 12 ft (3658 mm) long
  • Density Range
    • Relative Density 4% to 22%, Absolute Density
    • 0.11 g/cc to 0.6 g/cc (6.87 lb/ft3 to 37.77lb/ft3)
  • Thickness Capabilities
    • 3/8 in to 3.5 in (9.52 mm to 89 mm)
  • Volume ranges
    • 0.2 L to 3 L (12.2 in3 to 183 in3)


SmartShieldTM...
Proven Results

Field Tests

Cymat Technologies contracted a world leading third party test facility to characterize SmartSheild™ and its ability to attenuate high speed blast impulses. The test matrix included 20 blast events encompassing a range of thicknesses and densities of Cymat’s SmartSheild™ material.


Each blast event demonstrated:

  • SmartSheild™ is strain rate insensitive
  • SmartSheild™ shows a reduction of G loading to a ratio of 10 to 1  2 full scale field tests were performed
    • 100 kg TNT @ 10 m
    • 900 kg TNT @ 21 m
  • In the tests the SmartSheild™ lined concrete beams resulted in minor cracks to the structure compared to the uncovered beam that sustained significant cracking. The blast events demonstrated:
    • SmartSheild™ shows a reduction in the μstrain by 50% (4000 to 2000 μstrain)