Bullet Impact on a Ballistic Helmet - Application Brief

Today, military forces are protecting their troops using helmets that are designed with lightweight composite fiber materials. As an alternative to developing and testing prototypes, simulation using ANSYS AUTODYN software is used to examine the impact of a 9 millimeter full metal jacket projectile on a composite helmet, to assess damage to the helmet, and to observe deformation of the projectile in order to provide clues as to how to defeat and mitigate such threats.