Madej-Kielbik L.,Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX |
Blaszczyk W.,Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX |
Osiewala-Just L.,Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX |
Landwijt M.,Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX |
And 2 more authors.
Textile Research Journal | Year: 2015
The goal of this study was to build upon the composite, ballistic armor used for special applications. These armors are intended for protecting some of the most critical elements of vessels, called “cabling,” that are wires that act as the conductors for information or electricity. They are based on specially compressed ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibrous materials. Considering the shape of the cables, which is specific to each ship, the armors were made as two variants that differed in both the profile and the structure of the composite. To protect them from the destructive impact of the marine environment, their external surfaces were covered with a special polymeric protective coat. The ballistic tests confirmed the presumed ballistic properties of the armors. © 2015, © The Author(s) 2015.