Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Friday, 28 February 2014

26th of February 

We were in "Irish Cement" today in Limerick. We got a tour around the factory by Pat Robinson who was a manger of the factory. He showed us how complicated it all was. He shown us all the machines and the demolition site they have it is 20 meters under ground. It was a really enjoyable experience.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The Making of the Experiment

Tuesday 10 February

The process of making our experiment is:

1.Equip safety gear such as gloves, goggles etc.
2.Make sure all equipment is sterile and ready for use.
3.Check the weighing scale with the weight of the beaker for precise measurement.
4.We used the pressurised gas cleaner to make sure all previous components used in the silicon tube were erased.
5.We put the the stopper at the bottom of the tube and prepared the 2 clamps.
6.We applied the
 cement, then closed the clamp tightly.
7.We then applied the water with the syringe, then again closing the clamp tight.
8.Lastly we applied the sand of which had basalt fibers included.
9.We finished with inserting the top stopper and screwed it tightly for secure fitting.
10.We released the first clamp letting its components to begin mixing, they were the cement and water.
11.Once released shake the tube for about 2-3 mins.
12.Then remove the second clamp releasing the sand and fibers into the mix.
13.When all components are released shake vigorously for approximately 5 mins.

Our Equipment

Tuesday 10th February 

Reinforced Concrete In Space

Our experiment is almost ready for finalization the Equipment we are using is:

A Weighing Scale
Glass Funnel
Two Plastic Beakers
Basalt Fibers
Pressurised Gas Cleaner
Silicon tube
2 Clamps
2 Stoppers

Friday, 7 February 2014

February 7th

We had a busy few days between doing news interviews and being on TV we've not had much time to post, we went to the University of Limerick Tuesday for interviews with RTÈ and photographers for the local paper. We also received an award for our experiment from Dr. Norah Patten. On Wednesday two members of the team, Jason Hannan and Kevin Hanley went into Limerick's Live95fm for an interview with Joe Nash about the details of our experiment and how we came about doing it in the first place. A fantastic week filled with excitement stay tuned for more.