Effects of Elevated Temperatures on Ballistic Resistance of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Thore Heurich, Arash Ramezani, Hendrik Rothe
In the security sector, the partly insufficient safety of people and equipment due to failure of industrial components are ongoing problems that cause great concern. The temperature resistance of cross-plied oriented ultra high molecular weight polyethylen (UHMWPE) is an important thermomechanical property for using this material under different environmental conditions. Therefore, it is essential for the safety of people inside the armored vehicle to know the ballistic resistance at elevated
more » ... tance at elevated temperatures.