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An Exploration on the Compact Level of the Ballistic Fabric of the Military Helmet and Its Ballistic Performance

Jin Jiang Chang (College of Hydroelectricity and Information Eng., Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech., Wuhan Hubei 430074, China)
Wang Cheng (College of Hydroelectricity and Information Eng., Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech., Wuhan Hubei 430074, China)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 May 2008

Abstract

The fabric construction of the ballistic fabrics used in military helmets is analyzed in this research and the ballistic performance of the fabric construction is compared. The advanced compact index Ψz is used in designing the construction of the ballistic fabrics used for military helmets. There is a relationship between the compact index of the fabric and its ballistic performance when this method is selected. Once the compact level of the fabric is grasped accurately, it raises the distinct thinking that antiballistic fabric design and its weavability in relation to the product performance of antiballistic fabric, gives free rein to get twice the results with half the effort. An effective parameter can then be supplied to a Computer Simulation Design to be used as a reference plan to increase ballistic fabric design. The particularity of national defense products which require reducing costs, raising efficiency, performing effective combat and putting into use quickly is addressed. This is a method to improve the performance of current basic materials.

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Chang, J.J. and Cheng, W. (2008), "An Exploration on the Compact Level of the Ballistic Fabric of the Military Helmet and Its Ballistic Performance", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 50-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-12-02-2008-B006

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