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An armor composite material has been invented which contains a fabric which has been impregnated with shear thickening fluid. This invention offers a ballistic resistant material that is more flexible and less bulky than comparable, conventional ballistic fabric. The material in the alternative can be puncture resistant. The invented material offers superior ballistic performance and/or puncture resistance compared to conventional ballistic fabric-based materials of equal thickness. The invented material can be applied to applications requiring armor that is compact and/or flexible, such as body armor, protective clothing and flexible protective devices and shields, and stab resistant clothing and devices.

Title
Advanced body armor utilizing shear thickening fluids
Application Number
10/557312
Publication Number
7498276 (B2)
Application Date
May 18, 2004
Publication Date
March 3, 2009
Inventor
Eric D Wetzel
Baltimore
MD, US
Norman Wagner
Newark
DE, US
Agent
Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz
Assignee
University of Delaware
DE, US
IPC
B32B 3/00
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