Numerical analysis of the ballistic behaviour of Kevlar (R) composite under impact of double-nosed stepped cylindrical projectiles Articles uri icon

publication date

  • enero 2016

start page

  • 124

end page

  • 137

issue

  • 2

volume

  • 35

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0731-6844

abstract

  • This paper focuses on the numerical analysis of the ballistic performance of Kevlar (R)-29 under impact of different double-nosed stepped cylindrical projectiles. Numerical modelling based on finite element method was carried out in order to predict the failure mode of the target as well as the ballistic limit. A detailed analysis of the ballistic limit, failure mode and deformation of the targets due to impact of double-nosed projectiles was developed, discussed and compared with those involved in penetration of single-nosed flat and conical projectiles. Significant influence of the projectile geometry was demonstrated: the lowest ballistic limit was obtained with the conical-conical nose shape projectiles.

keywords

  • Aramid fibre
    Kevlar
    Impact; double nose shape
    Ballistic limit
    Reinforced polymer composite
    Different geometry
    Failure criteria
    Aluminum plates
    Velocity impact
    Perforation
    Delamination
    Prediction
    Fabrics