Smart Paint Could Revolutionize Structural Safety of Bridges, Mines and More

Smart Paint Could Revolutionize Structural Safety of Bridges, Mines and More

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engineering breakthrough - photo by University of StrathclydeAn innovative low-cost smart paint that can detect microscopic faults in mines and bridges before structural damage occurs is being developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

The environmentally-friendly paint uses nanotechnology to detect movement in large structures, and could shape the future of safety monitoring.

The inexpensive smart paint can be simply sprayed onto any surface, with electrodes attached to detect structural damage long before failure occurs.

 

(READ the story in Science Daily)

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