- Author : Emma Sparks
- Publisher : Woodhead Pub Limited
- Release Date : 2012
- Genre: Technology & Engineering
- Pages : 356
- ISBN 10 : 1845696999
Advances in Military Textiles and Personal Equipment Excerpt :
This authoritative book reviews the highly important area of military clothing, armor and associated equipment for the development of soldier systems. Discussions focus on textiles, although other materials, including polymers, are also included. The first part of the book explores aspects of materials science affecting military clothing and equipment. Chapters include armor design and customization of a lightweight ballistic vest. Further topics cover high performance ballistic fibers from nanotechnology, the Australian soldier modernization program and the design of load carriage systems for soldiers. The clear structure and up-to-date review will provide a valuable resource to manufacturers, designers, producers of military clothing and equipment, as well as the defence industry itself.