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OVERVIEW OF THE TESTING PROGRAM ON FIBERS USED IN BALLISTIC APPLICATIONS

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Author(s)

Amanda L. Forster, Haruki Kobayashi, Jae H. Kim, Michael A. Riley, Joy Dunkers, Scott Wight, Kirk D. Rice, Gale A. Holmes

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 Title
Keynote presentation for Society of Plastics Engineers' Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC 2012
)
Conference Dates
April 2-4, 2012
Conference Location
Orlando, FL, US

Keywords

ballistics, SAXS, tensile testing, microscopy

Citation

Forster, A. , Kobayashi, H. , Kim, J. , Riley, M. , Dunkers, J. , Wight, S. , Rice, K. and Holmes, G. (2012), OVERVIEW OF THE TESTING PROGRAM ON FIBERS USED IN BALLISTIC APPLICATIONS, Keynote presentation for Society of Plastics Engineers' Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC 2012 ), Orlando, FL, US (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created April 3, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021