There is increasing interest in the area of protective vests, either for protection against bullets or protection from the most realistic threats within domestic frontline operations: edged weapon, knives, and medical needles. This volume addresses that need. This new book provides an in-depth survey of the state-of-the-art research and practical techniques in the area of protected fabrics, especially stab-resistant and bulletproof fabrics.
The book covers:
• The history of protective armor: the long history of the art of protective armor manufacturing.
• Materials used for body armor: the design and materials used for soft armor to increase its perforation-resistance utilizing high-performance fibers.
• Anti-stab and anti-bullet armor design: the different design parameters required for the design of flexible armor in order to stop high-velocity projectiles.
• The comfort of the body armor design: the flexibility, thermal resistivity, and evaporative moisture resistivity through the fabric.
• Methods of testing the flexible body armors: testing the components of flexible body armor, according to the level of the protection required, such as NIJ Standards, HOSDB Body Armour Standards for UK Police, and the German SK1 Standard, among others.
Written by an expert in textile composite material engineering, this volume fills an important gap in the area of protective fabric against stabbing or bullets and provides invaluable practical knowledge for body armor design.
Table of Contents
Part I: Historical Background And Developments Of Body Armor 1. History of Protection Armor Part II: Textile Materials For Flexible Protective Armor 2. Textile Materials for Flexible Armor 3. Material Design Principles of Flexible Protective Armor Part III: Protective Armor Design Aspects 4. Stab Resistance of Flexible Protective Armor 5. Bulletproof Flexible Protective Armor 6. Flexible Protective Armor: Modern Designs Part IV: Protective Armor Testing Methods: Fibers, Yarns, Fabrics, And Protective Vests 7. Testing Methods for Materials and Protective Vest: Different Components Appendix I: Testing Standards for Fibers, Yarns, and Protective Fabrics Appendix II: Additional Test Procedures for Bulletproof Vests
Magdi El Messiry, PhD, is Professor of Textile Composite Material Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Alexandria University, Egypt, and also acts as an international expert on innovation and technology transfer, as well as textile technology. He previously held the position of Vice Dean for Community Services and Environmental Affairs at Alexandria University and served as the Chair of the Textile Department. For his experience in the textile field, he was appointed as a member of the Directing Board of the Spinning and Weaving Holding Company, the main textile company in Egypt, and is also a technical adviser to the owner board. He has led many projects on energy conservation, textile technology and nanotechnology, funded by the National Science Foundation (USA), ARST (Egypt), and Alexandria University, Egypt. A prolific author, he has written over 175 papers in the fields of textile and materials science, and nanotechnology and is the author of several books, including Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering (Apple Academic Press).