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By James W. McCauley, A. M. Rajendran, W. A., Jr. Gooch, S. J. Bless, S. Wax, A. Crowson, Kathryn V. Logan, Michael Normandia

ISBN-10: 157498148X

ISBN-13: 9781574981483

This special publication brings jointly papers on ceramic armor offered through experts from all over the world. overlaying subject matters from ceramic armor improvement to processing, production, and insertion, this booklet could be of serious curiosity to armor researchers in college, and executive laboratories in addition to these industries desirous about ceramic armor and excessive functionality structural ceramics. Papers offered at PAC RIM IV, a global convention on complex Ceramics and Glasses, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, united states (2001).

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USA, Aug 1993. Ceramic Armor Materials by Design 43 4 P. Lundberg, R Renstrom and L. Holmberg, “An experimental investigation of interface defeat at extended interaction time”, Proc. 19th International Symposium on Ballistics, pp. 1463-1470, May 2001. James, "The influence of the material properties of alumina on ballistic performance", 15th International Symposium on Ballistics, May 1995. Zavattieri, “Experimental study of interface defeat in confined ceramic targets”, Proc. APS Topical conference on shock compression of condensed matter, July 1997.

These two factors indicate that the commonly used, experimental confinement systems are inappropriate for practical ceramic armour. Instead, to maximise the performance of a practical ceramic armour system, it is necessary to attempt to mimic the effects of massive confinement by suitable manipulation of the stresses generated during impact, using the lightest possible configuration. The requirements of practical ceramic armour systems generally go beyond the maximisation of single impact performance.

73 Ref. 26 Ref. 13 Ref. 75 Ref. (10) CHOICE OF CERAMIC MATERIAL The ballistic mass effectiveness of ceramic materials is dependent upon the armour configuration and the threat projectile. However, if the experiment is well designed, a reliable general ranking of mass effectiveness may be measured across a range of threats. 5mm heavy machine gun rounds and 30mm and 40mm APFSDS projectiles. Some of the materials investigated are detailed in Table 2. An average ballistic mass effectiveness has been calculated for impact from these projectiles in a number of configurations, for these materials.

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