Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Behaviour of Ceramic Tiles under Impact
Static loading and impact tests of ceramic alumina tiles have shown a very interesting behaviour of a tough, brittle, and high energy absorbing material. Strain gauges techniques and data acquisition were used throughout this research. A static-dynamic equivalence is done through a calibration procedure of the measuring system. The experimental strain history is completely acquired till the failure of the ceramic tile. Numerical simulation of impact tests gives additional insight on the complicated phenomena. Low velocity impact testing revealed different patters of failure, depending on the conditions of impact, and the capacity of this material to be used in particular purpose designed applications.
D. M. Constantinescu et al., "Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Behaviour of Ceramic Tiles under Impact ", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 399, pp. 161-168, 2009