The ballistic impact characteristics of Kevlar® woven fabrics impregnated with a colloidal shear thickening fluid

@article{Lee2003TheBI,
  title={The ballistic impact characteristics of Kevlar{\textregistered} woven fabrics impregnated with a colloidal shear thickening fluid},
  author={Young Sil Lee and Eric D. Wetzel and Norman J. Wagner},
  journal={Journal of Materials Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={38},
  pages={2825-2833}
}
This study reports the ballistic penetration performance of a composite material composed of woven Kevlar® fabric impregnated with a colloidal shear thickening fluid (silica particles (450 nm) dispersed in ethylene glycol). The impregnated Kevlar fabric yields a flexible, yet penetration resistant composite material. Fragment simulation projectile (FSP) ballistic penetration measurements at ∼244 m/s have been performed to demonstrate the efficacy of the novel composite material. The results… 
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