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The design and assessment of bio-inspired additive manufactured stab-resistant armour

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posted on 25.08.2017 by Andrew Johnson, Guy Bingham, Candice E. Majewski
The performance of modern fibre-based or Polycarbonate armour has significantly progressed since their introduction, providing protection against a range of low and high velocity threats. While this is so, users of such armour frequently report of issues relating to their operational suitability resulting in impaired performance and physiological effects. Recently researchers have focussed on how naturally occurring protective mechanisms could be utilised to enhance the protective and operational performance of wearers of engineered body armour. The research presented within this paper therefore utilises a series of key design characteristics exhibited within naturally occurring elasmoid scale armour, coupled with established Laser Sintering manufacturing parameters, for the realisation and assessment of a scale-based stab resistant armoured structure to internationally recognised test standards.

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Virtual and Physical Prototyping

Citation

JOHNSON, A., BINGHAM, G.A. and MAJEWKSI, C.E., 2017. The design and assessment of bio-inspired additive manufactured stab-resistant armour. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 13 (2), pp.49-57.

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© Taylor & Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

17/08/2017

Publication date

2017

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Virtual and Physical Prototyping on 28 August 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17452759.2017.1369438.

ISSN

1745-2759

eISSN

1745-2767

Language

en

Location

United Kingdom

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