publication . Article . 2017

Ballistic Application of Coir Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite in Multilayered Armor

Luz,Fernanda Santos da; Monteiro,Sergio Neves; Lima,Eduardo Sousa; Lima Júnior,Édio Pereira;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 May 2017
  • Publisher: ABM, ABC, ABPol
Abstract
Multilayered armor systems (MAS) composed of relatively lighter materials with capacity to provide personal ballistic protection are being extensively investigated and used in armor vests. A typical MAS to stand high impact energy 7.62 mm bullet has a front ceramic followed by an aramid fabric laminate, such as Kevlar™. Since both the army and municipal police personnel might need to wear an armor vest, a large number of vests needs to be supplied. In the case of Kevlar™, one of the most expensive MAS material with an expiration time of 5 years, the possibility of its replacement by an equally ballistic efficient low cost material and more durable could be a rel...
Subjects
free text keywords: Multilayered armor, Coir fiber, Epoxy composite, Ballistic performance, Composite material, Metallurgy, Epoxy, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Materials science, Armour, Composite number
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