DESIGNING AN OPTIMUM THIN BUMPER ON ARMOR PLATES.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV RALEIGH
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Considering the normal impact of a flat- headed object, it is shown that varying impedance mismatch one can maximize a characteristic response of a thin bumper on armor plates. The criterion is that the best impedance ratio of a thin bumper to a backing plate is 0.29. This indicates that the combinations such as duralumin-steel and ceramics-steel are very close to the optimum. Author-PL