|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||K-46: Ballistic Test of Multilayered Armor with Intermediate Polyester Composite Reinforced with High Concentration of Fique Fabric
||Artur Camposo Pereira, Fernanda da Luz, Fabio Garcia Filho, Ulisses Costa, Michelle Oliveira, Luana Demosthenes, Wendell Bezerra, Sergio Monteiro
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Artur Camposo Pereira
Recently the use of multilayer armor systems (MAS) using natural fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites has been studied as a potential candidate for substitution of these same systems that employ synthetic fibers in their structure, such as aramid fiber (KevlarTM). In the present work, the intermediate synthetic fabric layer was replaced by an equal thickness layer of 70 vol.% fique fabric reinforced polyester composite. The fique fabric is made of relatively strong natural fiber with a reinforcement potential. Ballistic impact test with 7.62 caliber ammunition revealed that both the plain polyester and the fique fabric composite have a relatively similar performance as that of the Kevlar®. The MAS with fique fabric component attended the NIJ standard for body protection. Ballistic tests were performed and the indentation depth results were used as a measure of the MAS efficiency.