6. Polimeros Vests

Development of nanostructured polymers for application in prototype bulletproof vest.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES: To obtain and characterize polymeric materials such as aramid or high density polyethylene films to model the mechanical properties and energy transfer of the synthesized materials. It will be feasible to design and construct laboratory prototypes with modified polymer sheets to evaluate their mechanical strength and energy dissipation, degradation, functionalization, wear resistance and ballistic performance of the prototypes.