Ballistic resistance of plain woven p-aramid fabrics

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  • B Kusuktham Division of Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
  • S Udon Division of Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
  • M Jitjaicham Division of Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Abstract

This research investigated the ballistic resistance of p-Aramid fabric. Plain woven aramid fabrics were prepared to produce bulletproof vest having 5 kg of 32 fabric layers. The performance of the multilayer aramid fabrics in terms of ballistic resistance was evaluated by ballistic testing with the difference types of bullet. The damage of the fabric and the indentation of modeling clay behind the target were examined. The results showed that vests prepared from 18 - 32 fabric layers exhibited the ballistic resistance; the more the fabric layer the more the resistance performance. In addition, the indentation of the modeling clay decreased drastically from 150.2 mm to 23.5 mm. The resistance performance was found dependent on layers of the fabric and bullet type.

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Author Biographies

B Kusuktham, Division of Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Division of Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep

S Udon, Division of Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Division of Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

M Jitjaicham, Division of Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Division of Textile Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

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Published

2016-12-30

How to Cite

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B. Kusuktham, S. Udon, and M. Jitjaicham, “Ballistic resistance of plain woven p-aramid fabrics”, J. Met. Mater. Miner., vol. 26, no. 2, Dec. 2016.

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