By Lisa Prokurat Franks, Tatsuki Ohji, Andrew Wereszczak

ISBN-10: 0470344970

ISBN-13: 9780470344972

ISBN-10: 0470456272

ISBN-13: 9780470456279

This quantity offers a one-stop source, compiling present examine on ceramic armor and addressing the demanding situations dealing with armor brands. it's a choice of papers from the yank Ceramic Society s thirty second foreign convention on complicated Ceramics and Composites, January 27-February 1, 2008. subject matters contain novel fabrics strategies for either motor vehicle and physique armors, obvious ceramics for impression resistance, and extra. it is a invaluable, up to date source for researchers in undefined, executive, or academia who're operating with ceramic armor.

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And a concentric white frosted region around the projectile cavity, figure 2. The boundary between this white region and the more transparent region defines the tunnel. For the conditions of these experiments. the tunnel boundary (outer radius) is about 4 to 12 mm from the penetrator center line. or about 1 to 4 projectile radii. Figure 2. Section through target showing damage around impact site. Similar cross sections near the nose of the arrested projectile but taken one projectile diameter from the shot line.

4-gram sabots made of Delrin. The quantity of powder charge was adjusted to achieve desired velocities and a powder weight-projectile velocity calibration curve was determined in a series of gun firings. 35 mm maraging steel rod. 52. Mechanical properties were not measured, but in this beat treat condition the projectiles should have yield and ultimate tensile strengths of 1780 MPa and 1850 MPa, respectively. Targets of soda lime glass 100x100~50mm and borosilicate glass 195x195~75mni were encased front and back with 9-mm-thick PMMA plates and on the sides with a PMMA “picture frame” to contain the fractured target after ingress of the projectile.

Figure 9(b). The grooves attest to the abrasive effect of glass fkagnients as the projectile advances in the target. Figure 9. Scoring marks on recovered projectile (a) and on nose (h) Close examination of the glass layer on the projectile nose, Figure 10(a) shows smeared areas that have cracked, suggesting that the high pressure and the interfragment friction generate enough heat to soften and perhaps melt glass fragments. Surfaces that were in contact with the projectile shaft during penetration exhibit small glass globules and lines of globules, Figure 10(b).

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