High performance fabrics in body protective systems


4th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering, ACMME 2016, Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 - 18 July 2016, vol.880, pp.132-135 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 880
  • Doi Number: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/msf.880.132
  • City: Kuala-Lumpur
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-135
  • Keywords: Body protection, Defense industry, High performance fabric
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


© 2017 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.High performance fabrics are preferable for armor systems due to their lightweight structure and flexibility. High performance fabrics are generally used in body armor design for personal protection. However, these fabrics are utilized to cover the living space in military vehicles such as helicopters and armored vehicles. Besides, pilot seats in combat helicopters are included in utilization area of high performance fabrics. On the other hand armor is defined as a defensive covering to protect body or something against attacking threats. Protection is provided by absorbing the kinetic energy of the attacking threats and stopping them before any damage occurs in the target. This paper offers an overview of high performance fabrics in armor systems.