publication . Doctoral thesis . 2000

Stab resistant body armour

Horsfall, I;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2000
  • Publisher: Cranfield University
  • Country: United Kingdom
There is now a widely accepted need for stab resistant body armour for the police in the UK. However, very little research has been done on knife resistant systems and the penetration mechanics of sharp projectiles are poorly understood. This thesis explores the general background to knife attack and defence with a particular emphasis on the penetration mechanics of edged weapons. The energy and velocity that can be achieved in stabbing actions has been determined for a number of sample populations. The energy dissipated against the target was shown to be primarily the combined kinetic energy of the knife and the arm of the attacker. The compliance between the h...
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