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Lightweight ballistic composites : military and law-enforcement applications

Author: Ashok Bhatnagar
Publisher: Duxford, UK : Woodhead Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier, 2016.
Series: Woodhead Publishing series in composites science and engineering, no. 71.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bhatnagar, Ashok.
Lightweight Ballistic Composites : Military and Law-Enforcement Applications.
: Elsevier Science, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ashok Bhatnagar
ISBN: 9780081004258 0081004257
OCLC Number: 947837321
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Title page; Table of Contents; Related titles; Copyright; Dedication; List of contributors; Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering; Preface; 1. High-performance ballistic fibers and tapes; 1.1. Introduction to high-performance fibers and tapes; 1.2. High-performance ballistic fibers and tapes; 1.3. UHMWPE fibers (Prevorsek, 1996); 1.4. Aramid fibers; 1.5. UHMWPE tape/ribbon; 1.6. Ballistic fiberglass; 1.7. High-modulus polypropylene fiber (Elizabeth Cates, 2015); 1.8. Recycling of ballistic fibers and converted products; 2. High performance fabrics and 3D materials. 2.1. Introduction2.2. Fiber types; 2.3. Composite fiber architectures; 2.4. Failure mechanisms; 2.5. Conclusions; Useful sources of further information; 3. Nonwoven and crossplied ballistic materials; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Protective materials, devices, and end-use requirements; 3.3. Fiber selection criteria for ballistic-resistant materials; 3.4. Variations of fiber forms; 3.5. Filament layup composites; 3.6. Historical uses of nonwoven ballistic-resistant fabrics; 3.7. Methodologies for use of nonwoven ballistic-resistant fabrics; 3.8. Future directions for nonwoven fabric applications. 4. Ballistic threats: Bullets and fragments4.1. What is the threat?; 4.2. Small arms ammunition; 4.3. Fragments; 4.4. Projectile and target interaction; 4.5. Summary; 5. International ballistic and blast specifications and standards; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Why are there armor test methods and/or standards?; 5.3. General definitions used in test methods and standards; 5.4. Threat regimes for personal armor test methods and standards; 5.5. Threat regimes for vehicle armor test methods and standards; 5.6. Personal armor user communities. 5.7. Personal armor law enforcement test methods and standards5.8. Personal armor military test methods and standards; 5.9. Personal armor general purpose test methods and standards; 5.10. Vehicle armor user communities; 5.11. Vehicle armor civilian test methods and standards; 5.12. Vehicle armor military test methods and standards; 5.13. General ballistic material test methods and standards; 5.14. Approach to use when there are no suitable standards or methods; 5.15. Issues with contents of some standards; 5.16. The possible future of armor test methods and standards; 5.17. Summary; Glossary. 6. Lightweight composite materials processing6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Ballistic fibers; 6.3. Quality control of ballistic materials; 6.4. Various international ballistic specifications/standards; 6.5. Processing of ballistic materials; 6.6. Evaluation of molded articles; 6.7. Transportation and storage of ballistic material; 6.8. Durability of the products in field; 6.9. Recycling and disposal of prepregs; 6.10. Ballistic helmets; 6.11. Handheld riot shields; 7. Personal armor; 7.1. Introduction; 7.2. Body armor; 7.3. Helmets; 7.4. Face and eye protection; 7.5. Neck protection.
Series Title: Woodhead Publishing series in composites science and engineering, no. 71.
Responsibility: edited by Ashok Bhatnagar.

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