Intro: Building Pykrete (bulletproof Ice)
if you are familiar to this, sorry in advance for any mistakes, if not here is a short explination of what pykrete is:
this is my first instructable so bare with me
i take no responsibility of what you do with this
Pykrete is a strange and wonderful thing invented in WW2 by a British inventor ad showcased to Churchill in his bathtub. Pykrete is a form of reinforced ice that has the stopping capability of a brick when a gun is fired at is remarkably fire resistant since it is basically ice. drawing were produced during WW2 for a giant aircraft carrier to be made out of this as it would be like an iceburg
i would say that this is composite material
relatively east to make you need:
3 Wood Pulp (paper, sawdust, wood chips)
Step 1: Mixing the Water and Wood Pulp
Take the Water and Wood Pup and mix it by weight to these percentages:
14% Wood Pulp ( in this case kitchen towel)
so for example for 1 Kg of Pykrete Mix 140G Paper (any I Think) to 860G water
Put into suitable container
Stick in the freezer and leave to set
Step 2: Mix It Up Part 2
After about two to three hours if the Pykrete has not frozen yet give it a bit of a stir to make sure that it is all mixed corectly
Once it is Frozen take it out if its container and enjoy.
Step 3: Do What You Want With (Compare With Regular Ice)
I can't find any use for this yet but once you have made it. keep it is the freezer and use the same container to freeze dome water.
once that its done take them outside and compare the strength of each material.
Read this to find out more
but remember that i take no responsibility of what you do with this
P.s Would have had pictures of testing but got dark