Polymers (Basel) 2021 Apr 30;13(9). Epub 2021 Apr 30.
School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum P.O. Box 72, Sudan.
In this paper, hybrid composite plates for ballistic protection were investigated experimentally and numerically, with a target to reduce the weight of currently used body armor inserts and, at the same time, satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) ballistic protection standards. The current study has three phases to improve the ballistic plate's energy absorption capability. The first phase is devoted to studying the effect of the material types, including three different fibers: carbon fiber, date palm fiber, and Kevlar fiber. Read More