Ballistic Impact Resistance Mechanism of Woven Fabrics and their Composites

Dimeski, Dimko and Srebrenkoska, Vineta and Mirceska, Natasa (2015) Ballistic Impact Resistance Mechanism of Woven Fabrics and their Composites. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 4 (12). pp. 107-112. ISSN 2278-0181

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The development of the new generation of tough,
high-strength, high-modulus fibers has led to the use of fabrics and their composites for a number of ballistic protection applications, in particular, for body armor. Numerous studies have been conducted to identify material properties and ballistic impact resistance mechanism that are important to the performance of ballistic fibers and their composites. The paper reviews the factors that influence ballistic performance including mechanisms of ballistic impact resistance, specifically, material properties of the yarn, fabric architecture, projectile geometry and impact velocity, boundary conditions, multiple plies and friction effect. It is important to note that almost all of the parameters that affect ballistic penetration resistance of a fabric are interrelated and the attempts to single out an individual effect cannot lead to a conclusive result. This makes the studies very complicated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Materials engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Depositing User: Vineta Srebrenkoska
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 09:51
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 09:51

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