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Publication Citation: OVERVIEW OF THE TESTING PROGRAM ON FIBERS USED IN BALLISTIC APPLICATIONS

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Author(s): Walter G. McDonough; Amanda L. Forster; Haruki Kobayashi; Jae Hyun Kim; Michael A. Riley; Joy P. Dunkers; Scott A. Wight; Kirk D. Rice; Gale A. Holmes;
Title: OVERVIEW OF THE TESTING PROGRAM ON FIBERS USED IN BALLISTIC APPLICATIONS
Published: April 04, 2012
Abstract: The goal of this paper and presentation is to give an overview of the research effort to date being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology on polymeric fibers used in soft body armor (SBA) and a discussion of future directions. The overview covers chemical and mechanical fiber testing, microscopy, and x-ray scattering as means to understand potential mechanisms of degradation in these materials. Tensile testing at quasi-static and at high strain rates that are comparable to strain rates experienced during ballistic events is also presented.
Proceedings: Keynote presentation for Society of Plastics Engineers' Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC 2010)
Location: Orlando, FL
Dates: April 2-4, 2012
Keywords: ballistics, SAXS, tensile testing, microscopy
Research Areas: Polymers, Ballistics