Microhardness of Various Bullet-Proof Ceramics
Micro-hardness is one of the most important mechanical properties for bullet-proof ceramics. The micro-hardness of typical and commercial available bullet-proof ceramics alumina, silicon carbide and boron carbide were studied in this paper. The result indicated that the high ballistic performance (protection coefficient) was mostly attributed to the high micro-hardness of the ceramics. The ballistic protection mechanics of the ceramics was analyzed based on the ceramics’ hardness, structures and protection coefficients.
Yiwang Bao, Li Tian and Jianghong Gong
T. Ma et al., "Microhardness of Various Bullet-Proof Ceramics", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 177, pp. 154-156, 2011