Performance of Plain Woven Jute Fabric-Reinforced Polyester Matrix Composite in Multilayered Ballistic System
AbstractThe ballistic performance of plain woven jute fabric-reinforced polyester matrix composites was investigated as the second layer in a multilayered armor system (MAS). Volume fractions of jute fabric, up to 30 vol %, were mixed with orthophthalic polyester to fabricate laminate composites. Ballistic tests were conducted using high velocity 7.62 mm ammunition. The depth of penetration caused by the bullet in a block of clay witness, simulating a human body, was used to evaluate the MAS ballistic performance according to the international standard. The fractured materials after tests were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results indicated that jute fabric composites present a performance similar to that of the much stronger Kevlar™, which is an aramid fabric laminate, as MAS second layer with the same thickness. The mechanism of this similar ballistic behavior as well as the comparative advantages of the jute fabric composites over the Kevlar™ are discussed. View Full-Text
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Monteiro, S.N.; Pereira, A.C.; Ferreira, C.L.; Pereira Júnior, É.; Weber, R.P.; Assis, F.S. Performance of Plain Woven Jute Fabric-Reinforced Polyester Matrix Composite in Multilayered Ballistic System. Polymers 2018, 10, 230.
Monteiro SN, Pereira AC, Ferreira CL, Pereira Júnior É, Weber RP, Assis FS. Performance of Plain Woven Jute Fabric-Reinforced Polyester Matrix Composite in Multilayered Ballistic System. Polymers. 2018; 10(3):230.Chicago/Turabian Style
Monteiro, Sergio N.; Pereira, Artur C.; Ferreira, Carlos L.; Pereira Júnior, Édio; Weber, Ricardo P.; Assis, Foluke S. 2018. "Performance of Plain Woven Jute Fabric-Reinforced Polyester Matrix Composite in Multilayered Ballistic System." Polymers 10, no. 3: 230.
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