Study on the Ballistic Performance of Ceramic Composite Armor with Different Adhesive
Adhesive is an important part of ceramic-metal composite armor. In order to obtain excellent ballistic performance, some adhesive with a variety of content of nano-SiO2 was prepared, and mechanical properties and ballistic test were conducted. The results show that the pores in adhesive decrease the strength of the adhesive, and the fracture happens along with the pores. To add nano-SiO2 in adhesive can decrease the porosity and the scale of the pores. In the ballistic performance, the adhesive enhance the acoustic impedance, the greater acoustic impedance can increase the energy of transmission wave and decrease the energy of reflection wave, leading to that the ceramic is destroyed slightly. The targets with adhesive added in 20% nano-SiO2 express the best anti-bullet properties. There are so many big blocks left in targets and the height of back convex is only 2.36mm.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Tielin Shi
J. B. Gao et al., "Study on the Ballistic Performance of Ceramic Composite Armor with Different Adhesive", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 139-141, pp. 308-313, 2010