Energy absorption analysis of aramid composite during blunt projectile impact Articles uri icon

publication date

  • August 2021

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 12

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1537-6494

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6532


  • In this work, a numerical model for aramid composites is experimentally validated in terms of permanent
    deformation, energy absorption and damage mechanisms for ballistic applications. Novel experimental and
    numerical results of non-perforating ballistic impacts with blunt projectiles are presented. The resistance
    forces and absorption energy by the specimen are measured for different impact velocities. A post-mortem
    analysis of the failure mechanisms is performed using computed tomography and a profilometer device. The
    numerical model is used to analyse the influence of impactor mass and impact velocity below the ballistic


  • Materials science and engineering


  • aramid composite; blunt projectile; resistance force; delamination; impact; finite; 29 element; energy absorption