|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||K-110: PALF Reinforced Epoxy Composite Applied in a Rigid Armor System
||Fernanda Santos Luz, Fabio da Costa Garcia Filho, Michelle Souza Oliveira, Ulisses Oliveira Costa, Luana Cristyne da Cruz Demosthenes, Artur Camposo Pereira, Wendell Bruno Almeida Bezerra, Sergio Neves Monteiro
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Fernanda Santos Luz
Several studies have been conducted to develop new materials in ballistic armors, which provide higher protection associated with a low weight and low cost. In this context, the interest in natural fibers reinforced polymeric composites has increased, due to their low cost, low density and the low degree of industrialization required. These features motivate the investigation of natural fibers as potential candidates for application in ballistic armors. In the present work, tests were performed in a rigid armor system with epoxy composite reinforced with fibers extracted from pineapple leaves, known as PALF, whose purpose is to provide additional protection to conventional ballistic vests IIIA transforming them into level III.