4A1_0216_ 3D WARP INTERLOCK FABRIC STRUCTURE AS A NEW MATERIAL FOR WOMEN BALLISTIC PROTECTIVE VEST DESIGN

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M. Abtew

François Boussu

P. Bruniaux

C. Loghin

I. Cristian

Published Aug 14, 2019

Abstract

Designing of women ballistic vest following their unique morphology for better ballistic protection and comfort are very imperative. For such purpose, accommodating the women bust shape without dart stitch using good “drapable” and ballistic material such as 3D warp interlock fabrics based on moulding principles has been proposed by different researchers. This paper presents the ballistic performances capabilities of 3D warp interlock fabrics made of high performance aramid fibres according to NIJ Level - III. The result revealed that the 3D warp interlocks fabric is the promising material to be applied in women ballistic protection vest not only its moulding capability but also its ballistic performance.


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