Magnetorheological (MR) fluids, well established as components of a variety of suspension systems, may offer opportunities to improve the performance of fabric ballistic protection systems, which typically do not incorporate significant energy dissipation mechanisms. A series of ballistic impact experiments has been conducted to investigate the potential of MR fluid damped fabric suspension systems to improve upon current fabric barrier designs. The results indicate that for the simple fabric suspension systems tested, MR fluid damping does not improve upon the very high weight specific ballistic performance of state of the art aramid fibers.
Magnetorheological Damping of Fragment Barrier Suspension Systems
Contributed by the Dynamic Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT,AND CONTROL. Manuscript received August 23, 2017; final manuscript received February 12, 2018; published online March 30, 2018. Editor: Joseph Beaman.
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Joong Son, K., and Fahrenthold, E. P. (March 30, 2018). "Magnetorheological Damping of Fragment Barrier Suspension Systems." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. September 2018; 140(9): 091002. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4039414
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