Frictional studies of novel antiballistic chest shield components

L. Shastri, S. S. Ramkumar, D. C. Shelly, R. W. Tock, A. K. Sarkar

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Contoured needle zone needlepunch technoloogy has been effectively used to develop a next-to-skin friendly three-component antiballistic chest shield. Bovine leather has been used as the outer layer in the antiballistic composite. Antiballistic properties were achieved with the help of the multilayered high-density polyethylene filament woven fabrics. The objective of this study was to understand the frictional properties of the individual components of the three-component multilayered antiballistic composite. The surface mechanical properties of these individual components affect the adhesion of the individual components and the resulting composite formation. Frictional properties have been characterized using a novel normalized friction factor, R.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationAATCC Review
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • Antiballistic fabric
  • Friction
  • Leather
  • Nonwovens

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