- Language: English
- 493 Pages
- Published: April 2013
- Region: Global
- Published: May 2008
- Region: Global
- 384 Pages
- Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Textiles and garments provide the barrier between the soldier and the surrounding environment. As the battlefield becomes increasingly complex, the need for new intelligent textile fibres, structures and clothing systems are being developed while maintaining comfort and functionality. With an expert editor and international team of authors, this important book, addresses these developments. Chapters discuss key themes such as how fabrics can be tailored to protect against extremes of heat and cold, ballistic impact, and against nuclear, biological and chemical threats.
Part 1 General requirements for military textiles: Future soldier requirements: Dealing with complexity
- Non-woven fabrics for military applications
- Mechanical failure criteria for textiles and textile damage resistance
- The sensory properties and comfort of military fabrics and clothing
- Testing and analyzing comfort properties of textile materials for military
- Sweat management for military applications
- Cold-weather clothing
- Designing military uniforms with high-tech materials.
Part 2 Protection: High-performance ballistic fibres
- Ballistics testing of textile materials
- Chemical and biological protection
- Self-decontaminating materials for chemical biological protective clothing
- Camouflage fabrics for military protective clothing
- New developments in coatings and fibers for military applications
- Military fabrics for flame protection.
Dr Eugene Wilusz works in the world-famous US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Massachusetts. He is internationally-known for his research in materials for chemical and biological protective clothing.