Accession Number:

ADA622799

Title:

Finite Element Analysis of Functionally Graded Material to Reduce Crazing in Transparent Armor

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 2012-Apr 2013

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ MUNITIONS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Report Date:

2015-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The overall goal of this particular study was to provide proof of concept through modeling and simulation to predict the impact of a functionally graded material FGM-based target on the shockwaves generated from an impactor. Most armor systems are comprised of a single material or a composite layup of several materials. The intent of this study was to provide insight into the effectiveness of morphed microstructure consisting of a glass and transparent ceramic FGM.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Armor
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE