Modelling inter-yarn friction in woven fabric armour

Zeng, X. S. and Tan, V. B. C. and Shim, V. P. W. (2006) Modelling inter-yarn friction in woven fabric armour. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 66 (8). pp. 1309-1330. ISSN 2040-7939

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The effects of inter-yarn friction on the ballistic performance of woven fabric armour are investigated in this paper. Frictional sliding between yarns is implemented in a computational model of the fabric that takes the form of a network. Yarn crimp and its viscoelastic properties are taken into account. Ballistic experiments are performed to verify the predictions of the model. Parametric studies show
that the ballistic response of woven fabric is very sensitive to yarn friction when the friction coefficient
is low but insensitive beyond a certain level. The results also show that very high inter-yarn friction can lead to premature yarn rupture, thus reducing the ability of the fabric to absorb impact energy.

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Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 01:28
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 03:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: woven fabric armour; yarn friction; ballistic
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090302 Biomechanical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4003 Biomedical engineering > 400303 Biomechanical engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401605 Functional materials
40 ENGINEERING > 4010 Engineering practice and education > 401006 Systems engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810102 Army
A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810199 Defence not elsewhere classified
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