publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Ballistic Performance of Mallow and Jute Natural Fabrics Reinforced Epoxy Composites in Multilayered Armor

Lucio Nascimento; Alaelson Gomes; Édio Pereira Lima Júnior; Sergio Monteiro;
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  • Published: 23 Oct 2017 Journal: Materials Research, volume 20, pages 399-403 (issn: 1516-1439, eissn: 1980-5373, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
Natural fiber reinforced polymer composites have recently been investigated as a component of multilayered armor system (MAS). These composites were found to present advantages when replacing conventional high strength synthetic aramid fabric laminate composite (KevlarTM, with same thickness, as MAS second layer. Continuous and loose natural fibers were up to now mostly used to reinforce these ballistic composites. Only two natural fabrics reinforced polymer composite were so far used with same purpose. Therefore, this work investigated the possibility of substituting KevlarTM for three other natural fabrics, based on mallow and jute fibers, as reinforcement of ...
free text keywords: Mallow fabric, Mallow/Jute fabric, epoxy composite, ballistic test, multilayered armor
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