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On basalt materials application as protective means for weapons, military and special equipment

On basalt materials application as protective means for weapons, military and special equipment

Based on the tests, basalt woven materials show similar results to aramid and hybrid ones but the monolayer costs 9-10 times less compared to the aramid also basalt fabric offers better fire and thermal resistance. Calculations and experimental data lead to the conclusion that basalt materials application for the protection of ground, naval and air equipment is promising.

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Investigation of Basalt Woven Fabrics for Military Applications

Investigation of Basalt Woven Fabrics for Military Applications

This report investigates the use of basalt fibers in a composite along with SC-15 epoxy resin for ballistic protection. Basalt fibers are not known as a ballistic material, but rather as a structural one. Even though basalt fibers are not expected to outperform some of the higher ballistic-performing materials such as aramid and polyethylene fibers, because of their lower manufacturing ...

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