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Aramid fiber mesh-reinforced thin sheet response to impact loads

Author(s): K.H. Kyung, C. Meyer
Paper category: Workshop
Book title: Fifth International RILEM Workshop on High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites (HPFRCC5)
Editor(s): H.W. Reinhardt, A.E. Naaman
ISBN: 978-2-35158-046-2
Pages: 447 - 453
Total Pages: 7
Language: English

The response of structures to impact loads has gained considerable interest during the last few years. Whereas the design and construction of new structures to resist such loads poses not so much technical as economical challenges, this is even more true in the case of hardening and strengthening of existing structures. Thin sheets, consisting of a fine-grained cement matrix reinforced with a suitable fiber mesh made of high-performance materials such as aramid, are now being studied for their suitability in such situations. A considerable body of knowledge can be found in the body-armor literature. It is the objective of a study currently in its initial phase to combine this knowledge with the state of the art of penetration dynamics in order to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of such strengthening technology. A brief overview of the state of the art of both of these technologies is given, together with a preliminary feasibility assessment.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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