Investigation Of New Generation Ballistic Fabric Design and Energy Absorption In Simulative Environment AccordingTo NIJ 3A Standart

Aydınözü G., Yavuz H. İ., Karabey A.

MAS 8. ULUSLARARASI AVRUPA MATEMATİK, MÜHENDİSLİK, FEN ve SAĞLIK BİLİMLERİ KONGRESİ, Diyarbakır, Turkey, 11 - 13 October 2019, vol.1, pp.41-42

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Diyarbakır
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-42
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, it is aimed to investigate ballistic tests according to NIJ 3A standard with high molecular weight polyethylene (HDPE) in a simulated environment. The importance of defense industry is increasing day by day in the world and in our country. In the face of this increasing importance in the defense industry, studies in the field of ballistics gained momentum. Numerical analyzes were performed in a simulated environment within the scope of NIJ 3A standards and the results were compared. However, the biggest disadvantage is that the tests of fabric or similar materials which are considered to be used in the field of ballistics are both long in process and high in cost. It is thought that the more time can be shortened, which is one of the most important parameters for the defense industry, the more it will be saved in terms of cost. One of the most important parameters for ballistic protective fabrics is the ability of the fabric or material to absorb energy. In this way, the effect on the body of the person wearing the ballistic fabric will be minimized. Therefore, instead of performing these tests individually by preparing prototypes or samples, it is an important advantage to use real-time simulation programs with low margins. For this purpose, it is foreseen that both time and cost will be saved. In this study, fabric models of different thicknesses designed in Ansys program were analyzed. In this program, by completing the ballistic performance tests with the finite element method, the analysis results will be examined by comparing. Ansys program will reveal the energy-absorbing ability of the ballistic fabric.