Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. Igor Luzinov, Committee Chair
Dr. Konstantin Kornev, Committee Co-Chair
Dr. Phillip Brown
Dr. Ryan Burke
This thesis aims to characterize non-Newtonian suspensions for anti-ballistics applications. This involves characterizing the rheological behavior of each suspension. It also includes characterizing the interactions of the suspensions with several types of fabrics with known antiballistics properties. The study also tests the armor composites under ballistics stresses by firing on them with standardized military weaponry. This data is then compiled to determine which, if any, of the fabrics and suspensions are ultimately suitable for anti-ballistics uses.
Weir, Hayley M., "Non-Newtonian Fabric-Fluid Composites: Fabrication, Characterization and Testing for Anti-Ballistics Applications" (2018). All Theses. 3258.