This paper reports results on the influence of construction of ballistic fabrics on ballistic performance. Based on preliminary research, a new concept of fabrics with material continuity and enhanced yarn gripping was put forward. Accordingly, fabrics with enhanced yarn gripping were engineered, manufactured, and tested, and results showed improved ballistic performance in terms of both projectile penetration and trauma impact. Based on the new concept, 2D and 3D fabric constructions were discussed for ballistic protection. FE simulation was also carried out for the investigation of strain distribution in the ballistic fabrics, which provides information for optimisation of fabric construction.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||World Journal of Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|