WIT Press

Ballistic Impact On Composites

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP940201

Volume

4

Pages

7

Published

1994

Size

379 kb

Author(s)

D. Schuster

Abstract

Ballistic impact on composites D. Schuster Akzo Faser AG, Wuppertal, Germany 1. Introduction Ballistic impact is the interaction of a projectile and its target. With the new high-performance fibres, especially the para-aramid fibre, improved protection materials are possible. The two main areas of application are body- and vehicle- protection. In general three forms of protection materials can be distinguished: - a flexible pack of woven fabrics, mainly used in vests for soldiers and police forces. a laminate, in general a pack of woven fabrics impregnated with resin. Main application is the military helmet. a combination of a laminate and other materials like ceramics or steels. These composites are used when high protection levels are requested. Examples are the armouring of vehicles and the reinforcement of vests for police forces. This paper will mainly deal with the last item. 2. Properties of the para-aramid fibre As already mentio

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