Accession Number : ADA307527

Title :   Bicomponent and Biconstituent Fibers in Ballistic Fabric for Personnel Armor.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIROYAL INC WAYNE NJ

Personal Author(s) : Olsen, W. W. ; Brice, G. H.

PDF Url : ADA307527

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Experimental fibers have been spun from intimate mixtures of nylon, polypropylene and polyester plastics (biconstituent type) following an extensive screening program to determine compatibilities. Fibers of the bicomponent type (shell/core and bilateral) have also been spun from several combinations. A total of six combinations of both types plus a 100% nylon control have been spun in sufficient quantity to be woven into ballistic fabric and tested on a firing range. All seven fabrics showed an appreciably lower ballistic resistance (V50) than a standard nylon ballistic fabric but processing difficulties during the spinning operation may have been responsible, at least in part, for the poor showing. When comparisons are made within the series there is evidence that a shell/core fiber made from nylon and polypropylene could be developed into an improved ballistic fabric.

Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *TERMINAL BALLISTICS, *FABRICS, *REINFORCED PLASTICS, *BODY ARMOR, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), VISCOELASTICITY, NYLON, POLYPROPYLENE, POLYESTER PLASTICS, ENERGY ABSORBERS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Textiles
      Armor
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE