Accession Number:

ADA127641

Title:

Ballistic Impact Resistance of Multi-Layer Textile Fabrics

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Oct 79-Oct 81

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

244.0

Abstract:

Experimental and theoretical work on the transverse ballistic impact of Kevlar and nylon fabrics is presented in two parts. Part I is an experimental investigation into a the relation between the multi-layer and single layer impact b the effect of fabric finishes and c the effect of weave. A simple model of impact together with the experimental data showed that inter-layer effects are of second order. High friction finishes and bonding agents were found to be detrimental to the performance of Kevlar. Triaxial fabrics were found to be inferior to biaxial fabrics. Part II describes the development and applications of computer models of impact using both characteristics and finite element methods. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles
  • Plastics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE