Improved ballistic performance through increased yarn friction

Danmei Sun, Xiaogang Chen

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This article reports how the body armour fabrics are engineered with improved ballistic performance through designing gripping yarn and surface modification of woven fabrics. Experimental study shows that gripping yarns designed in the body armour fabric with increase friction between yarns have better ballistic performance. It is also found that the performance of Kevlar fabric can also be improved by using plasma surface modification. This is proved by the FE simulation result.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2012
Event41st Textile Research Symposium - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 12 Sept 201214 Sept 2012


Conference41st Textile Research Symposium
Abbreviated titleTRS 2012


  • gripping yarn
  • surface modification
  • ballistic performance


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