Academic researchers who are working on the development of composite materials for ballistic protection need a deeper understanding on the theory of material behavior during ballistic impact. Those working in industry also need to select proper composite constituents, to achieve their desired characteristics to make functional products. Composite Solutions for Ballistics covers the different aspects of ballistic protection, its different levels and the materials and structures used for this purpose.
The emphasis in the book is on the application and use of composite materials for ballistic protection. The chapters provide detailed information on the various types of impact events and the complexity of materials to respond to those events. The characteristics of ballistic composites and modelling and simulation results will enable the reader to better understand impact mechanisms according to the theory of dynamic material behavior. A complete description of testing conditions is also given that includes sensors and high-speed devices to monitor ballistic events. The book includes detailed approaches and schemes that can be implemented in academic research into solutions for ballistic protection in both theoretical and experimental fields, to find solutions for existing and next generation threats. The book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists and engineers, and academic and industrial researchers working in composite materials and textiles for ballistic protection, as well as postgraduate students on materials science, textiles and mechanical engineering courses.
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Table of Contents
Part A: Overview of Ballistics 1. State-of-the-art review on recent advances and perspectives of ballistic composite materials
2. Materials selection for Ballistics
3. Levels of Ballistic protection and testing
4. Personal and Structural Protection
Part B: Composite solutions 5. Polymer Composites
6. Ceramic Composites
7. Composite fabrication and joining
8. Use of auxetic material for impact/ballistic applications
9. Natural fiber-reinforced composites for ballistic protection
10. Composite Solutions: existing and next generation
Part C: Characterisation and modelling 11. Mechanical characterisation
12. Simulation of ballistic composites
13. Life cycle assessment of ballistic vest
Yasir Nawab Associate Professor, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, National Center for Composite, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
Yasir Nawab is an Associate Professor at the National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan and is also currently working as Director (Dean) at the School of Engineering & Technology. His research areas are composite materials, 2D and 3D woven fabrics, and finite element analysis. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 books/book chapters, and more than 35 conference communications. He is the Founding Director of National Center for Composite Materials. He received his PhD from the University of Nantes, France in the domain of composite materials in 2012, and postdoc from the ONERA (The French Aerospace Lab) and University of Le Havre, France.
S.M. Sapuan Professor, Laboratory of Biocomposite Technology, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP); Advanced Engineering Materials and Composites Research Centre (AEMC), Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
S.M.?Sapuan?is a researcher and an A Grade Professor of Composite Materials in Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), and the Head of the Laboratory of?Biocomposite?Technology, INTROP, UPM. He has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, an MSc in Engineering Design from Loughborough University, United Kingdom, and a PhD in Material Engineering from De Montfort University, United Kingdom. He is a professional engineer and a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the Plastics & Rubber Institute Malaysia, the Malaysian Scientific Association, the International Biographical Association, and the Institute of Materials, Malaysia. He is an honorary member and was the Vice-President of the Asian Polymer Association based in IIT Delhi, and the founding chairman and honorary member of the Society of Sugar Palm Development and Industry, Malaysia. He is the coeditor-in-chief of 'Functional Composites and Structures', and a member of the editorial boards of more than two dozen journals.?To date, he has authored or coauthored more than 1,800 publications, including?over?815 journal papers, 46 books, and 160 chapters in book and other publications. Furthermore, he?has delivered over 40 plenary and keynote lectures and over 150 invited lectures, organized 26 journal special issues as a guest editor, presented over 500 technical articles in conferences and seminars, reviewed over 1,000 journal papers, and has 8 patents to his credit.?He has successfully supervised 86 PhD students, 70 MSc students, and 15 postdoctoral researchers,?mainly in the areas of mechanical engineering and composites.?He received nine Outstanding Researcher Awards from UPM. He was awarded an ISESCO Science Award (Gold Medal) in Technology, a Plastic and Rubber Institute Malaysia (PRIM) Fellowship Award, and a Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) First Prize Publication Award. He also received a Khwarizimi?International Award, a SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Award, and a Kuala Lumpur Royal Rotary Gold Medal Research Award. He won two National Book Awards.?He received an Endeavour Research Promotion Award?by?Teerthanker?Mahaveer University/IEEE?India, a Citation of Excellence Award from Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom, a Malaysia's Research Star Award by Elsevier/Ministry of Education Malaysia, and?a Publons?Peer Review Award from?Publons, USA.?Publons also recognized him as a Certified Publons Academic Mentor. Later,?he received a Professor of Eminence Award from Aligarh Muslim University, India, a Top Research Scientists' Malaysia Award from the Academy of Science Malaysia,?Gold in Invention and Innovation Awards, Malaysia Technology Expo, and?a PERINTIS Publication Award from PERINTIS, Malaysia.?He was listed among the?world's top 2% scientists by Stanford University.
Khubab Shaker Assistant Professor, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
Khubab Shaker is currently affiliated with National Textile University, Pakistan, as Chairman of Department of Materials. He completed his doctoral degree in 2018, and the focus of his research was the textile fabric reinforced composite materials. His research areas include composite materials, residual stresses, thermomechanical characterization, multilayer/3D woven reinforcements, and auxetic materials. He is a productive researcher with 50 impact factor publications, 1 edited book, 9 book chapters, and more than 20 conference papers.Khubab Shaker is currently affiliated with National Textile University, Pakistan, as Chairman of Department of Materials. He completed his doctoral degree in 2018, and the focus of his research was the textile fabric reinforced composite materials. His research areas include composite materials, residual stresses, thermomechanical characterization, multilayer/3D woven reinforcements, and auxetic materials. He is a productive researcher with 50 impact factor publications, 1 edited book, 9 book chapters, and more than 20 conference papers.