Key Advantages of the
Personal Safety Pod include:
- Protects the occupant
from harm from glass shards and small objects hurled around the room,
and larger objects which fall an earthquake, catastrophe or the
outright collapse of a building.
- Communicates location, minimizing exposure to the occupants.
- Properly maintained and provisioned, the interior sustains life for
periods of thirty days or more.
- Exterior can maintain pod integrity for four days, under direct
- Enables communication with rescue teams and family.
- Appropriate for old or new buildings,
- Ready to use immediately upon installation.
- Fits into many creative spaces, and can be moved and reinstalled to
- Manageable by two persons.
areas might include these easily accessible areas
of the home.
- Use: Protects life in
case of earth-quakes, tornados, hurricanes, terrorist attacks, war
- Size: 700 (wide) x 1000 (high) x 1000 (deep) mm (29 “ x 40 ¾” x 40
- Weight: 240 lbs ;
- Resistance: designed - 250 kN (25 tones) on vertical compression,
without deformation ;
maximum - 1200 kN on vertical compression, without major deformation ;
- Involves: resistance layer / outer skin / inside protection layer ;
- Warning: real time warning, connected with the geological survey
- Protection: mechanical protection, eyes, breathing ways (breathing
air reserve) ;
- Surviving: air, water and food reserve, medical and first aid kit ;
- Technical: communication with rescues squads, electronic locator
- Focus time: within a few minutes, responding to beacon, by rescue
- Support: psychological support: voice module, outside communication,
- Optional use: civil use for tremors or tornados and hurricanes
military use as a guard shelter, with reinforced surface ;
5. Live Stress
a. Software test
b. Laboratory test at the Bureau of Bucharest Technical Construction
c. In situ, in a 36 m building which was demolished by explosion
a. The software test
Once the pod dimensions
were determined, software was used to find the optimum structure shape,
to provide resulting maximum resistance for a reasonable weight (easily
handled). This took into account the importance of our calculating
hypotheses as we chose pressure of high severity, for every structural
type and several stress conditions. The goal was to reach a minimum of
250 kN (25 tons) for the compression stress.
We performed 2,000
simulations over a period of two (2) years, during which only a few
dozen configurations were selected. Ultimately there remained only
six(6) and finally just one configuration which demonstrated optimum
performance, and that greatly surpassed our intended objective.
b. The Bucharest Technical
University Construction Laboratory
Once the optimum resistance
structure was identified, it was tested in the laboratories of the
Bucharest Technical Construction University, which produced a report of
the results. (Ref. Page 8).
We realized one single
trial, in the most severe configuration: the force was applied in a
single point on a very reduced surface (a disc of 12” diameter). The
support covered only about 66% of the shelter base area and the corners
had no support, so the risings were without support so they weren’t
helpful for supporting the compression stress.
In such a situation the
laboratory confirmed the structure resistance, without major
deformations, of 670 kN (67 tones) much more over the value of our
(250 kN - 25 tones).
Currently the force is
applied on a much bigger area and the support (the floor) covers 100%
of the shelter’s base area, so all corners will work in compression,
which will rise the resistance of the shelter to a 1 000 - 1 200 kN
(100 to 120 tones). This is equivalent of the weight of a concrete
compact tower with a 1 sq. m base and 48 m high or 320 block floors of
15 cm thickness.
The force application was done on
a very small surface, thus making the attempt to be very severe/stern.
The attempt stand offers as
support/relliance o surface smaller than the one of the structure
base/fundation. None of the beams/poles was supported, thus making the
attempt to become extremely severe
Before the demolition
1 second after the explosion
5 seconds after explosion
Attempts in situ
The attempt was made even
this time in much more severe conditions than in the case of an
earthquake provoked by explosion demolition. The forces that appear in
the case of an explosion are much bigger than in the case of an
earthquake, so the tested modulus was submitted to extreme attempts,
much more severe than in the case of an seism. Also, the demolition
through explosion is done in a manner much more violent than the
demolition caused by an earthquake.
The 2 metallic structures
were placed in a 36 m high building : one of them at the + 6.00
cote and the other at + 30.00, which corresponds to the emplacement at
the 2 nd and the 10th level, in a 12 levels block . Both of the
structures were retrieved intact after the release under the rubbles,
so the persons protected by the Individual Protection Module would have
survived inner in the moment of the building demolition but also after
this, till the arrival of the descarceration teams.
S.U.P.E.R. SHELTERSafe User-friendly Personal Emergency Rescue
ShelterTECHNICAL DATA· Use: Protects life in case
of war actions, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, and terrorist
attacks, · Size: 700 (wide) x 1000 (high) x 1000 (deep) mm (29” x 40 ¾”
x 40 ¾”).
Weight: about 300 lbs.· Resistance:designed: 250
kN (25 tones) on vertical compression, without deformation maximum:
1200 kN on vertical compression, without major deformation.
Involves:resistance layer / outer skin / inside
Warning: real time warning· Protection:mechanical
protection, eyes, breathing ways.Surviving: air, water and food
reserve, medical and first aid kit.
Technical:communication with rescues squads,
homing signal· Focus time: within a few minutes, responding to beacon,
by rescue teams.
Psychological support: voice module, outside
communication, light. Options :civil use for war zones, tremors,
tornados, hurricanes and terrorist attacksmilitary use - with
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