| || Ballistic Applications of Glass and Kevlar Fibre Vinylester Composites
Author : Panda, S.P. ;Navale, N.G. ;Saraf, M.N. ;Gupta, R.K. ;Goel, R.A.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:44(4) ; 1994 ; pp 341-343
Subject : 623.4 Armaments and Ballistics
Keywords : Ballistic Applications;Kevlar Fibre Vinylester Composites
Abstract : Void-free E-glass and Kevlar-49 fibre reinforced vinylester laminates prepared under compression moulding were found to have Charpy impact strength of 576 KJlm2 and 304 KJlm2, respectively. Ballistic immunisation tests carried out on the glass reinforced vinylester laminates with thickness ranging from 12 mm to 54 mm against 7.62 mm rifle bullets produced an exponential relationship between the per cent attenuation in bullet velocity and the areal density of the laminates; whereas the relationship was linear for 9 mm carbine fire with laminate thicknessvarying from 5.5 mm to 12 mm .