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The Testing Program at NIST on Fibers Used in Soft Body Armor Applications

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Author(s)

Walter G. McDonough, Amanda L. Forster, Jae Hyun Kim, Nathanael A. Heckert, Joy P. Dunkers, Scott A. Wight, Gale A. Holmes

Abstract

The goal of this paper and presentation is to give an update of the research effort to date being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on polymeric fibers used in soft body armor with a special emphasis on new fibers under consideration. The overview covers mechanical fiber testing, microscopy, and spectroscopic techniques used to understand potential mechanisms of degradation in these materials.
Proceedings Title
SPE ANTEC 2015
Conference Dates
March 23-25, 2015
Conference Location
Orlando, FL

Keywords

body armor, polymer, fiber

Citation

McDonough, W. , Forster, A. , , J. , Heckert, N. , Dunkers, J. , Wight, S. and Holmes, G. (2015), The Testing Program at NIST on Fibers Used in Soft Body Armor Applications, SPE ANTEC 2015, Orlando, FL (Accessed April 19, 2021)
Created March 21, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017