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Title: Comparative study of ballistic performance of high strength polyethylene fiber composite and Kevlar composite
Authors: Nuntikant Chaiwong
Kuljira Sujirote
Taweechai Amornsakchai
Thailand National Metal and Materials Technology Center
Mahidol University
Keywords: Materials Science
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2009
Citation: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society - 3rd International Conference on Processing Materials for Properties 2008, PMP III. Vol.1, (2009), 103-108
Abstract: This research compares ballistic performance, at the same areal density or the same areal thickness, of 'Kevlar' composite to that of high strength polyethylene fiber composite developed from local materials. Hard armor plates with one square foot area, comprising 4 mm top ceramic layer and the polymer composite back plate, were prepared. According to NIJ standards, ballistic tests were conducted for protection levels 2A, 2, and 3A. Trauma depth and diameter left on witness clay were measured and compared. The result showed that on weight or areal density basis, the composite made of high strength polyethylene fiber performed better than the composite made of 'Kevlar' fiber. On the other hand, one thickness basis, 'Kevlar' composite performed slightly better than the composite made of polyethylene fiber when trauma depth is considered. However, considering the trauma diameter, high strength polyethylene fiber composite exhibited smaller diameter for both areal density and thickness comparison. This indicates that low cost high strength polyethylene fiber produced locally can be used in hard armor.
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