Advances in Military Textiles and Personal Equipment

1st Edition

Editors: E Sparks
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845696993
eBook ISBN: 9780857095572
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 13th July 2012
Page Count: 350
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Table of Contents

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Preface

Part I: Design issues in military clothing and equipment

Chapter 1: Key issues in body armour: threats, materials and design

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Injury mechanisms

1.3 Armour and threat characteristics

1.4 Textile ballistic body armour

1.5 Knife armour

1.6 High-velocity ballistic armour

1.7 Conclusions

Chapter 2: Assessing military equipment requirements and capability: the Australian experience

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction: history of Australian LAND 125 (L125) soldier modernisation project

2.2 The development of the integrated soldier combat system

2.3 The spiral development action plan (SDAP) – 2004 to 2010

2.4 The spiral development action plan (SDAP) in-depth – survivability and C4I (command, control, communications, computers and intelligence)

2.5 A systems approach – LAND 125 (L125) high level architecture framework

2.6 Future trends – from spiral development to adaptive acquisition

2.7 Conclusions

2.8 Acknowledgements

Chapter 3: Anthropometric methods for the successful design of military clothing and equipment

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Anthropometric methods

3.3 Development of sizing systems

3.4 Anthropometry of military personnel

3.5 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Psychological issues in military uniform design

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction: the evolution of military uniforms

4.2 The protective role of the functional military uniform

4.3 Human factors to be considered in the development of military uniforms

4.4 Future trends

4.5 Conclusion

4.6 Sources of further information

Chapter 5: Colour and camouflage: design issues in military clothing


Description

The right clothing and equipment is of vital importance to the survival and effectiveness of military personnel. Advances in military textiles and personal equipment summarises key research on the design, manufacture and applications of military textiles.

Beginning with an overview of design issues, part one explores anthropometric methods, psychological, colour and camouflage issues related to the successful design of military textiles. Materials and design issues in military helmets, footwear and hand wear are also reviewed. Part two goes on to consider applications of particular types of military clothing and equipment, including optimisation of body armour design, high performance ballistic protection using polymer nanocomposite technology as well as advances in materials and modelling of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective clothing. Finally, Advances in military textiles and personal equipment looks specifically at designing load carriage and advanced hydration systems for military personnel.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Advances in military textiles and personal equipment is an invaluable resource for all those working in the design, manufacture and production of military clothing and equipment, as well as for the defence industry itself.

Key Features

  • Summarises key research on the design, manufacture and applications of military textiles
  • Begins with an overview of the issues related to the successful design of military textiles and reviews materials and design issues in military helmets, footwear and hand wear
  • Sections consider applications of particular types of military clothing and equipment, including optimisation of body armour design, and discusses advances in materials and modelling of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective clothing

Readership

Military textiles designers and manufacturers; specialists in technical textiles; defense procurement engineers and suppliers.


Details

No. of pages:
350
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857095572
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845696993

Reviews

Provides excellent grounding in the latest developments in military textiles and protective clothing., CBRNe World
A valuable source of knowledge for researchers and designers of protective textiles and clothing for defence applications., CBRNe World


About the Editors

E Sparks Editor

Dr Emma Sparks is a Course Director in the School of Defence and Security, Cranfield University, an academic provider to the Defence Academy, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cranfield University, UK