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Experimental study on ballistic resistance of sandwich panel protection structure with kenaf foam as a core material against small arm bullet

Zainol Abidin, Mohamad Hafiz and Mohamad, Mahmod Abd Hakim and Ahmad Zaidi , Ahmad Mujahid and Wan Mat, Wan Ali (2013) Experimental study on ballistic resistance of sandwich panel protection structure with kenaf foam as a core material against small arm bullet. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 315. pp. 612-615. ISSN 16627482

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Abstract

This project is about an experimental impact resistance and behaviour of sandwich panel structure, consists of steel plates and kenaf foam. The use of natural fiber reinforcement foam could give a great advantages in weigh reduction which very useful in military mobility and transportability. A standard rifle was used to launch a small bullet (5.56 mm) in constant velocity towards the sandwich panels. The experiment’s result is based on the depth of the indentation due to the penetration against the armour. The best specimen combining both parameters of study is 20% of kenaf with 45 mm thickness because it can resists the most impact from the bullet. Therefore, it can be concluded that using kenaf to reinforce the polyurethane is success in enhancing its strength and mechanical properties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Impact; polyurethane; kenaf; protective; indentation; ballistic; sandwich panels
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Centre of Diploma Studies > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:21
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9663
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