publication . Other literature type . Part of book or chapter of book . 2012

Key issues in body armour: threats, materials and design

Ian Horsfall;
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  • Published: 30 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This chapter will examine the mechanics and materials of body armour in military, police and some security related applications to protect the wearer from penetrative threats. These threats will include battlefield threats such as shell fragments and high velocity bullets, and threats to law enforcement personnel such as handgun bullets and knives. Regardless of whether the threat is a high velocity bullet, or a knife, the essential requirements of body armour are the same; first an interaction must be established to capture the projectile and extract its kinetic energy; second this energy must be dispersed without undue damage to the armour or wearer. Both thes...
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free text keywords: Key issues, Engineering, business.industry, business, High velocity, Armour, Projectile, Forensic engineering
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