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Lightweight Ballistic Composites, Second Edition: Military and Law-Enforcement Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering)

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ISBN 10: 0081004060 / ISBN 13: 9780081004067
Published by Woodhead Publishing, 2016
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Title: Lightweight Ballistic Composites, Second ...

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 2.

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Lightweight Ballistic Composites: Military and Law-Enforcement Applications, Second Edition, is a fully revised and updated version of this informative book that explores the many changes in composite materials technology that have occurred since the book's first release in 2008, especially the type of commercial products used by armed forces around the world.

Some changes can be attributed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, whereas others are due to massive investment by private companies to neutralize the ever-increasing global threats and fulfill the military's appetite for lighter materials. Soldiers are now better protected against new ballistic threats and the overall weight of body protection has been reduced, while comfort has increased.

New military vehicles are no longer purely armored with steel, and are instead lined with lightweight ballistic materials that increase the distance military vehicles can travel without refueling and also improve maneuverability. The book considers all aspects of lightweight ballistic composites from fiber manufacturing to commercial products and testing.

Chapters also cover the many uses of lightweight ballistic composites in the military and law-enforcement industries. It will be an invaluable reference for ballistic composite design engineers, product development engineers, and all those involved in promoting new products for both defense and the law-enforcement industry.

  • Gives comprehensive coverage on all aspects of lightweight ballistic composites, from fiber manufacturing, to commercial products and testing
  • Discusses the wider applications of lightweight ballistic composites in military and law-enforcement industries
  • Edited by a highly respected industry expert with over thirty years’ experience developing lightweight composite ballistic materials and products

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The first edition of Lightweight Ballistic Composites was published in 2006 and a lot has changed in composite materials technology since then. Some of these changes are due to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, whereas others are due to the massive investment by private Companies to neutralize ever-increasing lethal global threats and to fulfill the military appetite for lighter materials.

The biggest changes are on the military ground and air vehicles. New military vehicles are no longer armored with heavy 100% steel armor but are lined with lightweight ballistic materials that protect military vehicles and soldiers inside from multiple fragments, bullets and Improved Explosive Devices (IED). This book is a fully revised and updated version of the first edition, providing a comprehensive review of the current use of lightweight ballistic composites in both military and law-enforcement applications. Topics such as high performance fabrics and fibers, ballistic threats, body armor protection, ceramics, and future trends, are reviewed in detail.

The book offers comprehensive coverage of cutting edge developments in lightweight ballistic composites. It will be an invaluable reference for ballistic composite design engineers, product development engineers, and all those involved in promoting new products for defence and the law-enforcement industry.

Dr. Ashok Bhatnagar has a PhD in Structural Composites and over 41 years of lightweight composite experience. He joined Honeywell International Inc. in 1985 and over the last 30 years has been instrumental in introducing products to a number of global companies.

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