Journal of Materials Research and Technology Journal of Materials Research and Technology
J Mater Res Technol 2017;6:417-22 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2017.08.001
Original Article
High energy ballistic and fracture comparison between multilayered armor systems using non-woven curaua fabric composites and aramid laminates
Fábio de Oliveira Bragaa,b,, , Lucas Tedesco Bolzana, Fernanda Santos da Luza, Pedro Henrique Lameirão Machado Lopesa, Édio Pereira Lima Jr.a, Sergio Neves Monteiroa
a Military Institute of Engineering – IME, Department of Materials Science, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
b Faculty SENAI Rio, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Received 15 June 2017, Accepted 04 August 2017
Abstract

For personal protection against high kinetic energy projectiles, multilayered armor systems (MAS) are usually the best option. They combine synergistically the properties of different materials such as ceramics, composites and metals. In the present work, ballistic tests were performed to evaluate multilayered armor systems (MAS) using curaua non-woven fabric epoxy composites as second layer. A comparison to a MAS using aramid (Kevlar™) fabric laminates was made. The results showed that the curaua non-woven fabric composites are suitable to the high ballistic applications, and are promising substitutes for aramid fabric laminates.

Keywords
Composite, Natural fiber, Curaua fiber, Non-woven fabric, Aramid laminate, Ballistic test
J Mater Res Technol 2017;6:417-22 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2017.08.001