Natural fiber reinforced composites as bulletproof panel materials

Sutikno, Safaat Ahmat, K. H.S. M. Fendy

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The panel attached in bulletproof vests must fulfill the standard of NIJ 0101.06. It must resist the penetration of the bullet and has a back-face signature that does not exceed 44 mm by ballistic testing. This research included both numerical simulation and ballistic tests for validation using type IV ballistic bullet. This research involved composite epoxy-HGM-hemp (Boehmeria nivea) and epoxy-HGM-sisal (Agave sisalana) as bulletproof panel materials with their woventhickness characteristic. The properties of materials are obtained by performing ASTM D3039 test. As a result, by varying the thickness or each amount of layer, the thinnest panel of each material that fulfills the standard of NIJ 0101.06 is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Materials Processing Technology
Editors Suwarno, Vivien Djanali, Fahmi Mubarok, Bambang Pramujati
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783035716870
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2019 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Aug 201929 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume867 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Conference4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2019


  • Back-face signature
  • Hemp
  • Hollow glass microsphere
  • Penetration
  • Sisal


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