|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||K-45: Ballistic Evaluation of Reinforced Composites with Mauve / Jute Hybrid Fabric for Ballistic Armor
||Luana Cristyne da Cruz Demosthenes, Michelle Oliveira, Fabio Garcia, Artur Pereira, Fernanda Luz, Wendell Bezerra, Ulisses Costa, Sergio Monteiro, Lucio Nascimento
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Luana Cristyne da Cruz Demosthenes
The materials commonly used in ballistic armor are synthetic materials and have a high cost and a high weight. The possibility of replacing these materials is the composites reinforced with natural fibers. The present research used a mauve / jute hybrid fabric wrapped in epoxy resin. The level of ballistic protection objectified in this work is level I (plates resistant to the projectiles of the 22 LongRifle). Six plates, of three different thicknesses, made of mauve / jute hybrid fabric, DGEBA-TETA resin were produced. After the ballistic tests with 22 LR projectiles, the absorbed energies were calculated for each plate and the relationships between the energy absorbed and the thickness of the analyzed plate were calculated. The results of these experiments showed the percentage of kinetic energy absorbed by the composite. In addition, the results showed that this compound can replace the commonly used materials.