Advanced Fibrous Composite Materials for Ballistic Protection provides the latest information on ballistic protection, a topic that remains an important issue in modern times due to ever increasing threats coming from regional conflicts, terrorism, and anti-social behavior.
The basic requirements for ballistic protection equipment are first and foremost, the prevention of a projectile from perforating, the reduction of blunt trauma to the human body caused by ballistic impact, the necessity that they are thermal and provide moisture comfort, and that they are lightweight and flexible to guarantee wearer's mobility.
The main aim of this book is to present some of the most recent developments in the design and engineering of woven fabrics and their use as layering materials to form composite structures for ballistic personal protection. Chapter topics include High Performance Ballistic Fibres, Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), Ballistic Damage of Hybrid Composite Materials, Analysis of Ballistic Fabrics and Layered Composite Materials, and Multi-Scale Modeling of Polymeric Composite Materials for Ballistic Protection.
- Contributions from leading experts in the field
- Cutting edge developments on the engineering of ballistic materials
- Comprehensive analysis of the development and uses of advanced fibrous composite materials
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1. Introduction 2. ARAMIDS: "Disruptive", Open and Continuous Innovation 3. High Performance Ballistic Fibres: Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) 4. Fabrics and Composites for Ballistic Protection 5. Ballistic Damage of Hybrid Composite materials 6. Modelling of 3D Woven Fabrics for Ballistic Protection 7. Measurements of Dynamic Properties of Ballistic Yarns using Innovative Testing Devices 8. Analysis of Woven Fabric Composites for Ballistic Protection 9. Failure Mechanisms and Engineering of Ballistic Materials 10. Narrow Fabrics for Enhanced Ballistic Performance 11. Multi-Scale Modelling of Polymeric Composite Materials for Ballistic Protection 12. Stab Characterization of STF and Thermoplastic Impregnated Ballistic Fabric Composites 13. Polyolefin Film-Reinforced Composites for Personal Protection 14. Ballistic Performance Evaluation of Woven Fabrics Based on Experimental and Numerical Approaches 15. Thermoplastic Matrix Combat Helmet with Graphite Epoxy Skin for Ballistic Performance 16. Numerical Analysis of the Ballistic Performance of Textile Fabrics 17. Damage Modelling of Ballistic Impact in Woven Fabrics
Dr Xiaogang Chen obtained his PhD in Textile Engineering from the University of Leeds in 1991. He is currently a reader in technical textiles in the School of Materials, The University of Manchester. In the field of modelling, he worked on mathematical models leading to the creation of CAD software for 2D and 3D woven fabrics. He also researched into geometric and mechanical modelling of textiles for engineering technical textiles. He has applied his modelling approach into the prediction of textile behaviour in energy absorption, fluid filtration, textile composites and ballistic protection.