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Composite Solutions for Ballistics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128219843

Composite Solutions for Ballistics

1st Edition

Editors: Yasir Nawab S.M. Sapuan Khubab Shaker
Paperback ISBN: 9780128219843
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st June 2021
Page Count: 450
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Table of Contents

Part A: Overview of Ballistics
1. Introduction to Ballistics
2. Materials selection for Ballistics
3. Levels of Ballistic protection and testing
4. Personal and Structural Protection

Part B: Composite solutions
5. Polymeric Composites
6. Ceramic Composites
7. Composite fabrication and joining
8. Composite Solutions: existing and next generation

Part C: Characterisation and modelling
9. Mechanical characterisation
10. Simulation of ballistic composites
11. 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.

Key Features

  • 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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About the Editors

Yasir Nawab

Dr. Yasir Nawab is Associate Professor, currently working as Dean Faculty of Engineering & Technology and leading the Textile Composite Materials Research Group. His research areas are Composite Materials, 2D & 3D woven fabrics and Finite element analysis. Three (3) PhD and twenty-five (35) MS students have completed their degrees under his supervision. He is the author of over 68 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 books/book chapters and over 35 conference communications. He is the founding Director of National Center for Composite Materials. He received his Ph.D from the University of Nantes, France in the domain of composite materials in 2012, which was declared as Remarkable Ph.D in science & Technology in that year. In 2013, he did his postdoc from the ONERA (The French Aerospace lab) and University of Le Havre, France. He has worked in industry and gained teaching and research experience from local as well as International institutes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, National Center for Composite, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

S.M. Sapuan

S.M. Sapuan is a Professor of Composite Materials at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He earned his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990, MSc from Loughborough University, UK in 1994 and Ph.D from De Montfort University, UK in 1998. His research interests include natural fiber composites, materials selection and concurrent engineering. To date he has authored or co-authored more than 1300 publications international journals (629 papers), books (17), edited books (13), chapters in books (91) and conference proceedings/seminars (597 papers).S.M. Sapuan was the recipient of Rotary Research Gold Medal Award 2012, The Alumni Medal for Professional Excellence Finalist, 2012 Alumni Awards, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, Khwarizmi International Award (KIA). In 2013 he was awarded with 5 Star Role Model Supervisor award by UPM. He has been awarded “Outstanding Reviewer” by Elsevier for his contribution in reviewing journal papers. He received Best Technical Paper Award in UMIMAS STEM International Engineering Conference in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. S.M. Sapuan was recognized as the first Malaysian to be conferred Fellowship by the US-based Society of Automotive Engineers International (FSAE) in 2015. He was the 2015/2016 recipient of SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair. In 2016 ranking of UPM researchers based on the number of citations and h-index by SCOPUS, he is ranked the 6th from 100 researchers. In 2017, he was awarded with IOP Outstanding Reviewer Award by Institute of Physics, UK, National Book Award, The Best Journal Paper Award, UPM, Outstanding Technical Paper Award, Society of Automotive Engineers International, Malaysia, and Outstanding Researcher Award, UPM. He also received in 2017 Citation of Excellence Award from Emerald, UK, SAE Malaysia the Best Journal Paper Award, IEEE/TMU Endeavour Research Promotion Award, Best Paper Award by Chinese Defence Ordnance and Malaysia’s Research Star Award (MRSA), from Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Composite Materials, Universiti Putra, Malaysia

Khubab Shaker

Dr. Khubab Shaker is currently working as Assistant Professor at National Textile University. He got his doctoral degree from National Textile University in Textile Engineering and his specialisation was polymeric composite materials. His research areas include multilayer/3D weaving, composite materials, residual stresses in composite materials, finite element modelling and auxetic materials. He has served in the weaving industry of Pakistan for three years, while his teaching career spans over 7 years. He is the author of 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, edited one book, contributed in 5 book chapters and presented in over 10 conference papers. He is also working as Deputy Director of National Center for Composite Materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan