Dynamic Response of Fiber Bundle under Transverse Impact
Research and development of soft body armor have been extremely critical to efficiently protect the soldiers and law enforcement personnel from ballistic injury. High strength ballistic fabrics have been developed and utilized in soft body armors. Improvement of the fabrics performance against ballistic impact is still ongoing. It is desirable to understand the dynamic response of the fabrics under high-speed transverse impact. Technically it is a good start to investigate the transverse impact response of the fiber bundles that are primary components in fabrics.