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Part A: Overview of Ballistics
1. State-of-the-art review on recent advances and perspectives of ballistic composite materials
2. Materials selection for Ballistics
3. Levels of Ballistic protection and testing
4. Personal and Structural Protection
Part B: Composite solutions
5. Polymer Composites
6. Ceramic Composites
7. Composite fabrication and joining
8. Use of auxetic material for impact/ballistic applications
9. Natural fiber-reinforced composites for ballistic protection
10. Composite Solutions: existing and next generation
Part C: Characterisation and modelling
11. Mechanical characterisation
12. Simulation of ballistic composites
13. Life cycle assessment of ballistic vest
Academic researchers who are working on the development of composite materials for ballistic protection need a deeper understanding on the theory of material behavior during ballistic impact. Those working in industry also need to select proper composite constituents, to achieve their desired characteristics to make functional products. Composite Solutions for Ballistics covers the different aspects of ballistic protection, its different levels and the materials and structures used for this purpose.
The emphasis in the book is on the application and use of composite materials for ballistic protection. The chapters provide detailed information on the various types of impact events and the complexity of materials to respond to those events. The characteristics of ballistic composites and modelling and simulation results will enable the reader to better understand impact mechanisms according to the theory of dynamic material behavior. A complete description of testing conditions is also given that includes sensors and high-speed devices to monitor ballistic events. The book includes detailed approaches and schemes that can be implemented in academic research into solutions for ballistic protection in both theoretical and experimental fields, to find solutions for existing and next generation threats. The book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists and engineers, and academic and industrial researchers working in composite materials and textiles for ballistic protection, as well as postgraduate students on materials science, textiles and mechanical engineering courses.
- Discusses the fundamentals of impact response mechanisms and related solutions covering advantages and disadvantages for both existing and next generation applications
- Includes various methods for evaluation of ballistic constituents according to economic and environmental criteria, types of green ballistics are considered to enhance sustainable production of applications as well as hybrid composites from natural wastes
- Discusses selection methodologies for ballistic applications and detailed information on the use of textiles for reinforcement fabrication
Materials scientists and engineers, academic and industrial researchers working in composite materials and textiles for ballistic protection, postgraduate students in materials science, textiles and mechanical engineering
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2021
- 1st August 2021
- Woodhead Publishing
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Yasir Nawab is an Associate Professor at the National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan and is also currently working as Director (Dean) at the School of Engineering & Technology. His research areas are composite materials, 2D and 3D woven fabrics, and finite element analysis. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 books/book chapters, and more than 35 conference communications. He is the Founding Director of National Center for Composite Materials. He received his PhD from the University of Nantes, France in the domain of composite materials in 2012, and postdoc from the ONERA (The French Aerospace Lab) and University of Le Havre, France.
Associate Professor, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, National Center for Composite, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
S.M. Sapuan is a professor of composite materials at the Universiti Putra Malaysia. He earned his PhD from De Montfort University, United Kingdom in 1998. His research interests include natural fiber composites, materials selection, and concurrent engineering. To date, he has authored or coauthored more than 1521 publications [730 papers published/accepted in national and international journals, 16 authored books, 25 edited books, 153 chapters in books, and 597 conference proceedings/seminar papers/presentation (28 of which are plenary and keynote lectures and 66 of which are invited lectures)].
Professor of Composite Materials, Universiti Putra, Malaysia
Khubab Shaker is currently affiliated with National Textile University, Pakistan, as Chairman of Department of Materials. He completed his doctoral degree in 2018, and the focus of his research was the textile fabric reinforced composite materials. His research areas include composite materials, residual stresses, thermomechanical characterization, multilayer/3D woven reinforcements, and auxetic materials. He is a productive researcher with 50 impact factor publications, 1 edited book, 9 book chapters, and more than 20 conference papers.Khubab Shaker is currently affiliated with National Textile University, Pakistan, as Chairman of Department of Materials. He completed his doctoral degree in 2018, and the focus of his research was the textile fabric reinforced composite materials. His research areas include composite materials, residual stresses, thermomechanical characterization, multilayer/3D woven reinforcements, and auxetic materials. He is a productive researcher with 50 impact factor publications, 1 edited book, 9 book chapters, and more than 20 conference papers.
Assistant Professor, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
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