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Quasi-static penetration behavior of plain woven kenaf/aramid reinforced polyvinyl butyral hybrid laminates


Salman, Suhad D. and Leman, Zulkifli and Ishak, Mohamad Ridzwan and Hameed Sultan, Mohamed Thariq and Cardona, F. (2018) Quasi-static penetration behavior of plain woven kenaf/aramid reinforced polyvinyl butyral hybrid laminates. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 47 (7). 1427 - 1446. ISSN 1528-0837; ESSN: 1530-8057


Owing to the high cost of synthetic aramid fibers and the necessity for environmentally friendly alternatives, a portion of aramid was replaced by plain woven kenaf fiber, with different lay arrangements and thicknesses. The obtained hybrid composites with aramid and kenaf fibers were used to produce prototypes of army helmet shells. A hybrid composite material was produced using a hot press technique and comprises 19 layers of plain woven kenaf and aramid of various configurations and alternation. The behavior of this composite material on a quasi-static penetration test was studied and was found positive in terms of maximum load carried, energy absorbed in impact, and damage mechanisms. Consequently, a helmet armour was developed that was less costly and more readily available and that which could also be produced by reducing the potential harmful effects of petroleum products, without compromising the ballistic-resistant capability of the material.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1528083717692593
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Keywords: Quasi-static; Kevlar; Kenaf; Hybrid
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 05:45
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 05:45
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/73700
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