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High impact hybrid composite material for ballistic resistance

Yaakob, Mohd. Yuhazri and Md. Palil, Md. Dan and Mohd. Zain, A. Faizal High impact hybrid composite material for ballistic resistance. In: International Conference on Composite Materials and Nano Structures (IC2MS'06), 25-29 April 2006, Shah Alam.


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Most ballistic products use synthetic material such as Kevlar for reinforcement. As Kevlar is petroleum based, its cost is very much dependent on world market price. It is envisaged that natural materials to replace Kevlar can contribute to the drop in cost of ballistic products. Waste bio-organic materials as a filler in matrix materials to be made into hybrid composites have emerged as an alternative. One such material is coconut fiber in the form of chopped woven roving mat to be used as a filler, sandwiched between Kevlar and woven roving fiber glass. ABS resin from thermoplastic polymer was used as the matrix material. By using hydraulic hot press, the hybrid plastic composite is produced in panels with size 10 x 12 inches and thickness range between 14 to 16 millimeters with controlled weight not more than 1.4 kilograms. Ballistic tests on the composite are implemented based on NIJ standard-01.01.04 to meet Type one requirement. The high impact panel material properties and fabrication method that is developed is described in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ballistic products; Kevlar; waste bio-organic; coconut fiber; fiber glass; abs; ballistic test
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 02:34
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2012 02:34
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2526
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