RUBBER TOUGHENED ACRYLIC POLYMERS FOR ARMOR APPLICATIONS
ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA
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A program on the mechanical and dynamic properties of rubber toughened acrylic polymers has led to advanced materials. Improvements were achieved through the modification of polymethylmethacrylate PMMA by inclusion of rubber particles in the polymeric matrix. In the investigation a series of rubber modified acrylics was examined over a range of rubber contents from zero to 16 percent with marked improvements in the ballistic resistance being obtained.
- Laminates and Composite Materials