Accession Number:

AD1067434

Title:

Carbon Nanotube Composites for Energy Absorption

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Oct 2015,31 Dec 2017

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA NATICK United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

This report contains the results of work performed during the period October 2015 to December 2017 in support of the Product Manager - Soldier Protective Equipment PM-SPE goal of improving blunt impact protection of helmets. The work reported herein was performed by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center NSRDEC in conjunction with North Carolina State University NCSU and CF Technologies, Inc. The goal of this effort was to enhance the resiliency of carbon nanotube CNT structures produced by NCSU by infusing the structures with a polymer matrix. The end result was a compressible foam-like structure with good recoverability after impact and good temperature stability.

Subject Categories:

  • Refractory Fibers
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE