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New Type Of Concrete Helps Prevent Injuries In Explosions, Disasters

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September 14, 2001
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Most people don't think about the tons of concrete in the buildings and structures around them until disasters strike, such as Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But Dr. Neven Krstulovic-Opara thinks about concrete every day. Krstulovic-Opara, assistant professor of civil engineering at North Carolina State University, has been researching a special system for making concrete that may save lives, buildings and bridges by changing the way concrete structures fail.

Most people don't think about the tons of concrete in the buildings and structures around them until disasters strike, such as Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But Dr. Neven Krstulovic-Opara thinks about concrete every day.


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North Carolina State University. (2001, September 14). New Type Of Concrete Helps Prevent Injuries In Explosions, Disasters. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010914074637.htm
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