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Measurement of ballistic impact properties of woven kenaf–aramid hybrid composites


Yahaya, R. and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Jawaid, Mohammad and Leman, Zulkifle and Zainudin, Edi Syams (2016) Measurement of ballistic impact properties of woven kenaf–aramid hybrid composites. Measurement, 77. pp. 335-343. ISSN 0263-2241; ESSN: 1873-412X


In this study, the woven kenaf–Kevlar hybrid composites are prepared while vary the woven kenaf content from 5.40 to 14.99 by volume fraction using two different arrangements. Ballistic measurement tests of hybrid composites were carried out by using fragment simulating projectiles at different impact and residual velocities. The damaged samples of hybrid composites were visually inspected with respect to failure modes. The results show that hybrid composites (14 layers of Kevlar and 2 layers of kenaf) show a superior ballistic performance as compared to the other of hybrid composites. Obtained results from thickness and areal density of the hybrid composites indicate that both properties increase with the ballistic properties of the hybrid composites. We concluded that present study on Kevlar/Kenaf hybrid composites will open new avenues to do research on the optimum layer arrangement of these two fibres to reduce the use of synthetic fibre in ballistic laminate composites.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2015.09.016
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Keywords: Woven kenaf; Kevlar; Hybrid composites; Ballistic limit velocity; Energy absorption
Depositing User: Ms. Ainur Aqidah Hamzah
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2022 04:15
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2022 04:15
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/54763
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