High velocity impact on different hybrid architectures of 2D laminated and 3D warp interlock fabric composite
1 Univ. Lille Nord de France, 59000 Lille, France
2 Ensait, Gemtex, 59100 Roubaix, France
3 Uvhc, Lamih Fre CNRS 3304, 59300 Valenciennes, France
4 Nexter Systems, Satory, 11 allée des Marronniers, 78022 Versailles, France
5 ISL, 5 rue du Général Cassagnou, BP. 70034, 68301 Saint-Louis Cedex, France
For decades, conventional amour shield is mainly oriented on metallic materials which are today well-known. Since the use of non conventional threats as IEDs, performances of those protections are required to be upgraded. The expected improvements that manufacturers are looking for are mainly oriented to the weight reduction which is the key parameter to reduce the fuel consumption, increase the payload, and offer more manoeuvrability to vehicles . However, the difficulty is to reduce as cautiously as possible the total mass of the protection solution while ensuring the safety of the vehicle. One of the possible solutions is to use new combinations of materials, able to be more efficient against new threats and lighter than the traditional steel armour. It is in this context that the combination between some well-known ballistic alloys and textile composite material appear as a high potential solution for armour plated protection. Indeed, used as a backing, textile composite material present some interesting properties such as a very low density compared with steel and good behaviour in term of ballistic efficiency. This study proposes to test and compare the behaviour and efficiency of three different textile composite backings.
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