|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||K-77: Evaluation on the Design of Guaruman Fiber Reinforcement Epoxy Matrix Composite for Ballistic Application
||Raphael Henrique Morais Reis, Larissa Fernandes Nunes, Lucio Fabio Cassiano Nascimento, Sergio Neves Monteiro
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Raphael Henrique Morais Reis
Multilayered Armor Systems (MAS) are innovating the way on ballistic protection body. Mainly, the use of renewable and cheap materials highlight the MAS as possible substitute of the current ballistic systems of protection. Basically, the MAS may be composed by three layers. The first one is a advanced ceramic tile, the second is a composite reinforced with natural fiber, and the last can be done by a ductile metal. In this work, it will be investigated the best guaruma fiber's designer to protection ballistic. The ballistic impact tests were performed at subsonic speed using a compressed air system. The fiber's distributions used were aligned, randomed, and intecaled fibers. The results showed that the guaruman fibers presented what is necessary for ballistic protection in this projectile velocity. Furthermore, the designer of guaruman fiber's distribution is very important for the integrity of the composite with promising results about the intercalated fibers design.