WIT Press


Ceramic/polymer Composite Armours

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU000141

Volume

48

Pages

12

Published

2000

Size

1,670 kb

Author(s)

J. Padula, L. Gomez, E.S. Ayllon, A.G. Gram, C.E. Corbellani, A.S. Reynoso, P.J.J. Ratio & A.M. Palermo

Abstract

Ceramic/polymer composite armours J. PadulaS, L. Gomez*, E.S. Ayllon\ A.G. Graus\ C.E. Corbellani', A.S. Reynoso\ P.J.J. Ratto' & A.M. Palermo^ ^Metallurgy Division, ^Department of Materials Science and Buenos Aires, Argentina Abstract Ceramic/Polymer Composite Armours are increasingly used as a protective barrier against 7.62 and 12.7 mm AP projectiles in various civil and military applications. The experimental behaviour of these composite armours shows a clear improvement compared to monolithic steel or aluminium alloy protections. This paper illustrates the experimental results of the ceramic tiles and polymeric composites under ballistic test. The observation of the materials before projectile interaction and the ceramic rubble after the experiments was a valuable application of the ESEM. The Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope allows the examinations of almost any kind of nonconductive sample without special preparation. The experimental results and analyses perfo

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