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High-performance Ballistic Protection Using Polymer Nanocomposites

High Performance Ballistic Proof Fibers from Nanotechnology

Authors Tam, D.K.Y.
Ruan, S.
Gao, Ping View this author's profile
Yu, Tongxi View this author's profile
Issue Date 2012
Source Advances in Military Textiles and Personal Equipment , / Edited by E. Sparks. Oxford: Woodhead, c2012, p. 213-237
Summary In this chapter, we will demonstrate how nanotechnology can assist the design of super-strong fibers for ballistic armor applications. The organization of the chapter is as follows. First, an overview of the latest developments in reinforcing polymer nanocomposite fibers will be presented. Then a fundamental review of nanotechnology principles and how molecular design can assist the alignment of nanofillers in polymeric fibers will be discussed. This is followed by examples of application of the super-strong polymeric nanocomposite fibers in body armors. Comparisons with various fibers used in ballistic-proof armors will also be presented. Further, we will provide an insight into the limitations of current technology as well as an outlook on future development in super-strong fiber technology. Finally, a survey of various sources of materials will be provided for further details.
ISBN 9781845696993
Language English
Format Book chapter
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