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Development of a green combat armor


Radif, Zainab Shaker and Ali, Aidy and Abdan, Khalina (2009) Development of a green combat armor. In: 9th National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2009 (NSPM 2009), 14-16 Dec. 2009, Residence Hotel, Uniten, Putrajaya. (pp. 78-89).


Towards green design, a laminate of composite material is developed from Kevlar29-Ramie fiber reinforced by polyester resin for designing hard body armor to meet specific requirements of ballistic resistance. The work is concentrated in estimating the ballistic limit, maximum energy absorption, composite failure mode, life time rupture, target geometry and environment effect. The results of developed green combat armor indicated that the maximum ballistic limit at impact speed is 623.97 m/s of 15 mm target thickness and 837 m/s of target thickness arrived to 25 mm. The targets have improved in the impact respond with increasing in the relative humidity in the range of 50% ± 20% whereby relatively reduce of resistance with increasing of temperature. The range of temperatures observed was between 20-70°C.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Advanced Technology
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Keywords: Green technology; Armor; Kevlar; Ramie; Composite
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 09:41
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 09:41
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50292
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