Accession Number:

ADA614656

Title:

Investigation of the Kinetic Energy Characterization of Advanced Ceramics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 2012-Jun 2014

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The US Army Research Laboratory conducted an initial study to characterize the material properties and armor performance of low-density ceramic composite tiles manufactured by the Ukrainian National Academy of Science, under a US Army International Technology Center contract. These ceramic formulations were compared with standard armor-grade boron carbide and silicon carbide tiles versus the 12.7-mm armor-piercing APM2 projectile.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE