Laminated and Hybrid Soft Body Armor for Ballistic Applications
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Polymer and Fiber Engineering
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of lamination and hybrid soft armor systems through ballistic impact. The investigation was carried out by using tensile, drop-weight impact and actual ballistic testing. The most important conclusions derived from this research are that lamination of the systems with very low resin content are superior to multiple non-laminated systems, and this advance could be improved further by hybrid systems using nonwoven fabric layers on the impact side and relatively tighter woven fabrics between the layers.