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Assessing the Service Life of Aged Body Amour Products (Helmet-Vest-Insert)

R. RATROUT, H. AL-TA’AMNEH, S. AL MAJALI, I. RAWASHDEH, A. AL SARDYAH, A. ALDARADKEH, S. OBEIDAT

Abstract


This this study was conducted to investigate the effect ageing/wear has on the penetration capabilities of ballistic vests, inserts and helmets by investigating the ballistic protection capabilities of the worn-out/aged samples (older than 5 years; exceeding the warranty period). The main finding was that worn-out products have constituted failure when tested for their perforation resistance according to NIJ 0108.01 at fair impact velocities. Furthermore, some of worn-out/aged products from the same batch number were re-built by “pressing” as a cost-effective solution to utilize the worn-out/aged body armor products. It was found that “re-pressing” worn-out body armor products increased the ballistic protection capabilities and could be a potential cost-effective solution for wornout/ aged products.


DOI
10.12783/ballistics2019/33174

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