Shock waves can be deadly for airplanes, but Boeing may have found a solution.

The company has patented a plasma ‘force field’ to protect planes from the destructive energy of shock waves. Shock waves can cause severe damage to an airplane, leading to crashes. The force field would create a barrier between the plane and the shock wave, preventing any damage. While this technology is still in its early stages, it could one day save lives and prevent accidents.

What are shock waves, and how do they affect airplanes

Shock waves are pressure waves that travel through the air, or any other medium, after an explosion. They are responsible for the damage caused by explosions and can even be dangerous for airplanes. Boeing’s new system is designed to protect aircraft from the damage that shock waves can cause.

Shockwaves can affect airplanes in a few different ways. The most obvious way is that the shockwave can damage the aircraft itself. The pressure wave can cause the airplane to break apart or damage the engines or the wings. The shockwave can also cause problems for the passengers and crew on board the plane. It can cause ear pain, or it can even cause injuries from the blast wave.

Shock waves can also affect an airplane’s ability to fly. The shockwave can change the air pressure, making it difficult for the plane to stay in the air. It can also create a change in the temperature of the air that can make it difficult for the aircraft to fly. These changes in pressure and temperature can make it very difficult for a plane to take off or land.

How Boeing is working to prevent shock waves from affecting their planes

Boeing’s new system is designed to protect airplanes from these dangers. The system creates an “intermediate medium” between the shockwave and the protected region. This medium is just a region of air with different temperatures, densities, or compositions that can attenuate (reduce) the shockwave, reflecting and absorbing energy as it passes through.

The system has already been tested on a 737 airplane. The tests showed that the system could reduce the shockwave’s force by up to 95%. This was enough to keep the airplane from breaking apart or being damaged by the blast wave. The system also kept the pressure and temperature changes within safe limits, allowing the plane to take off and land safely.