Soft body armor
Cavallaro, Paul V. Mechanics of Advanced Structures and Materials Team, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island.
- Design criteria
- Standards for military and law-enforcement personnel
- Bullet-resistant soft body armor vests
- Maximizing energy-absorption levels
- Polymer molecules
- Fiber production
- Woven fabrics
- Woven-fabric kinematics
- Wave propagation in fibers
- Impulse-momentum and energy-balance equations
- Ballistic impact of woven fabrics
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Human history is marked by the constant struggle to survive; that is, to overcome or defeat threats, such as natural environmental events, hostile animals, and human conflicts. Depending on the threat, protection has been sought in various ways, including shelter to avoid proximal threats, mobility to flee confrontation, and protective clothing and devices to directly engage the enemy. This investigation explores only protective clothing and focuses on the materials, manufacturing, and testing of fabric-based, protective clothing, namely soft body armors, used for ballistic protection.
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