Study of Dynamic Impact Behaviors and Ballistic Properties of Ceramic/UHMWPE Composite Armor
The ballistic properties of different thickness combinations of ceramic/UHMWPE composite armors were studied in this paper, in order to find a better ballistic property structure subject to 12.7mm bullet. Powder-gun ballistic testing system was used to carry out the normal impact tests to determine the response and the ballistic limit of these combinations of ceramic/UHMWPE composite armors subject to impact loading. Compared with the test, an explicit finite element (FE) model was built with LS-DYNA Code to simulate the impact process. The influence of different parameters on the impact behavior was considered analytically. Results show very good agreement with the experimental data.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
Y. N. Guo et al., "Study of Dynamic Impact Behaviors and Ballistic Properties of Ceramic/UHMWPE Composite Armor", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 397-400, 2012