TECHNICAL FACILITIES FOR ENSURING SECURITY
INVESTIGATION OF VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF MATERIALS USED IN ARMORED VESTS FOR KNIFE PENETRATION PROTECTION
Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamic Centre ”Acad. Angel Balevski” at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMSETHAC–BAS), Sofia, Bulgaria
The report presents investigation of the protective characteristics against knife penetration of several combinations of materials used in armored vests. Experimental results for each combination obtained by testing with two types of knives at various energies of impact are analyzed and interpreted.