Improved ballistic performance through increased yarn friction

Danmei Sun, Xiaogang Chen

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Abstract

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 Sep 2012
Event41st Textile Research Symposium - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 12 Sep 201214 Sep 2012

Conference

Conference41st Textile Research Symposium
Abbreviated titleTRS 2012
CountryPortugal
CityGuimaraes
Period12/09/1214/09/12

Keywords

  • gripping yarn
  • surface modification
  • ballistic performance

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