reply to post by Quadraphobe
Liquid armor is based on non newtonian liquid - silica nanoparticles suspended in liquid form hydroclusters under pressure and that cause it to get
hard as ceramic. Sand or cornstarch with water are examples of shear thickening fluids. Don't know if silica carbide would work, but the harder
material the better it will stop high velocity bullets. Silica dioxide is 7 by moth's scale, silica carbide 9 and army armor plates 9.5.
Liquid armor is very good solution to make kevlar stab proof and lightweight. Theoretically it helps against sharp ammo as it also can ignore
I wanted to know how much of materials would required for single vest? How you seal liquid, is it dripping through holes? Kevlar is quit rare and
expensive so I think nylon could be used instead, in my country knives are bigger problem. I read that PEG molecular mass grade used is 200-600, but
could other liquids also be used?
Could you share photos, videos?
edit on 24-5-2013 by sauroman1 because: (no reason given)