Analysis of Shock and High-Rate Data for Ceramics: Equation of State Properties and Fragmentation in the Ballistic Environment
APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ALBUQUERQUE NM
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The project effort reported on here is a continuing study undertaken to collect, survey, analyze and model shock wave, and other related high-rate and supporting data, available for candidate armor ceramics with emphasis on response in the ballistic environment. Ceramics considered here include the various light metal-nonmetal compounds selected by the Army for consideration such as silicon carbide and aluminum oxide, as well as other ceramics, glass ceramics and glasses currently being pursued by TARDEC with high potential for armor applications. The TARDECArmy Research Laboratories program in armor ceramics currently involves a number of efforts at various facilities including materials research, experimental studies and computational modeling. Thus, the present effort focuses on available data, analysis approaches and theoretical concepts, not currently under consideration at other laboratories, which best complements and furthers goals of the current TARDEC program.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass