Simulation to improve the performance of our ballistic protection products.


At Integris Composites, we recognize the crucial role that simulation plays in developing and refining ballistic protection solutions. Through simulation, we can virtually test materials and structures, gaining insights into how they respond to impacts and stresses. This process allows us to model various scenarios, enhancing our understanding of protective materials and leading to more informed design and development decisions.

Physical testing for ballistic protection is both costly and time-consuming. Simulation offers a more efficient alternative, reducing the need for multiple physical prototypes and tests. This approach not only conserves resources but also minimizes the risks associated with live testing by analyzing potentially dangerous scenarios in a virtual environment.

"Simulation allows us to explore a wide range of conditions and scenarios that would be impractical or impossible to replicate in physical tests," says Piotr Tomaszewski, a dedicated simulation professional at Integris Composites. "This capability is essential for optimizing the design and performance of our ballistic protection solutions."

Ballistic simulation
Ballistic simulation

Accurate predictions for protection.

Our simulations provide accurate predictions, which are vital for optimizing the design of protective gear. They enable us to adjust parameters and configurations to achieve the best possible protection with minimal material use and weight. This level of optimization is difficult to attain through physical testing alone.

Beyond ballistic events, we also test blast events, including those involving mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs). This comprehensive approach ensures that our protection solutions can withstand a variety of threats.

In addition to performance evaluation, simulations help ensure that our ballistic protection solutions meet international standards set by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Association of Test Centers for Bullet Resistant Materials and Constructions (VPAM) and STANAG 4569 are documented in the AEP-55 (Applied Engineering Publications). Compliance with these standards is crucial for the acceptance and trust in our protective technologies.

Simulations also facilitate the integration of ballistic protection with other technologies, such as smart textiles and sensors, enhancing overall functionality. The real-time feedback from simulations allows for rapid design iterations and continuous improvement.

"By using simulation, we can quickly identify potential improvements and implement them much faster than traditional methods," Tomaszewski explains. "This continuous improvement cycle ensures that our solutions remain at the cutting edge of technology."

    We can evaluate additional factors outside of ballistic events, such as the impact on interfaces like mounting points, connections, and screws. This capability allows us to improve these components as well. Additionally, we assess vulnerable areas in the design by checking hundreds of thousands of points of impact from different angles to identify and address any weak points in the construction.

    Environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity, can significantly impact the performance of ballistic protection materials. Simulations enable us to assess these effects, ensuring that our protective solutions perform well in various conditions. By providing comprehensive insights and facilitating ongoing improvements, simulations are essential in advancing our ballistic protection technology at Integris Composites.

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