ICNF 2019 - 4th International Conference on Natural Fibers
Potential of Natural Fibers on the Ballistic Performance of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Mohammad Jawaid is currently working as Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor) at Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and also Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since June 2013. He worked as Visiting Scientist to TEMAG Laboratory, Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. Recently he also joined as Adjunct Research Advisor, Nan Yang Academy of Sciences (NAS), Singapore.
Dr. Mohammad Jawaid have published 20 Edited books, 45 book chapters, over 250 Journal articles. He also served as Guest Editor of Journals, member of the editorial board, and reviewer of several high-impact International Peer Reviewed journals of Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Saga, etc. in the field of natural fibre and composite materials. Besides that, he is also member of technical committee of several national and international conferences on composites and material science. He is supervising several PhD and Master students in the ﬁeld of hybrid composites, green composites, nanocomposites, natural ﬁbre-reinforced composites, nanocellulose, etc. He has several research grants at university, national and international level on natural fibres and polymer composites.
High performance aramid fabrics are widely used in ballistic applications such as bullet proof helmets, vest, and other armour systems due to their higher impact resistance and its ability to absorb and dissipate the kinetic energy of the projectile. Many researchers explored the possibility of utilizing eco-friendly natural fibers (Kenaf, Cocos nucifera sheath, Malva, rami, curaua, bagasse, mallow, jute, bamboo) as an alternate material to Kevlar fabric in the ballistic composites and reported that natural fibers can act as a potential reinforcement in the ballistic composites. This talk will address the NIJ (National Institute of Justice) standards for ballistic armour panels and the effect of adding different natural fibers on the ballistic performance of protective structures.