Optimum Design of Composite Armor against Transverse Impact

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This study presents an effective methodology for the optimum design of two-component armor. The armor consists of two plates: one is boron carbide ceramic and the other is kevlar/epoxy composites. The effect of the thickness of two plates on the ballistic limit velocities of the armor was investigated by Florence model. A finite element model was created using MSC.DYTRAN to simulate the impact of a rigid projectile on the composite armor. The optimum thickness of the ceramic and composite was obtained by evaluating the ballistic resistance efficiency.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 335-336)

Edited by:

Yun-Hae Kim, Prasad Yarlagadda, Xiaodong Zhang and Zhijiu Ai

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101-104

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.335-336.101

Citation:

J. G. Zhang et al., "Optimum Design of Composite Armor against Transverse Impact", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 335-336, pp. 101-104, 2011

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September 2011

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