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Type: Journal article
Title: A study on protective performance of bullet-proof helmet under impact loading
Other Titles: 2064. A study on protective performance of bullet-proof helmet under impact loading
Author: Cai, Z.
Li, Z.
Dong, J.
Mao, Z.
Wang, L.
Xian, C.J.
Citation: Journal of Vibroengineering, 2016; 18(4):2495-2507
Publisher: JVE International
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1392-8716
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Zhihua Cai, Zemin Li, Jianghui Dong, Zhengyu Mao, Liping Wang, Cory J. Xian
Abstract: A large number of brain injuries and casualties can be caused by the impact of bullets on the bullet-proof helmets, for which the underlying mechanisms are unclear and are likely to be complex. In the current study, an American advanced combat helmet was scanned to obtain 3-dimensional (3D) geometric information, from which a 3D finite element (FE) model of a ballistic helmet was developed. With this model, FE simulation was conducted and the results were compared with and verified by data from a ballistic test and a FE simulation study previously reported. Furthermore, the protective performance of the ballistic helmet was investigated using the FE model. The verification results show that the FE model of this ballistic helmet is effective, and data from the current study should be useful in providing theoretical guidance in the design of ballistic helmets.
Keywords: Ballistic impact; combat helmet; Kevlar; finite element analysis
Rights: Copyright © 2016 JVE International Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
DOI: 10.21595/jve.2015.16497
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