Modeling and Simulation of Ceramic Arrays to Improve Ballistic Performance
Montly rept. no. 9, 1-31 Dec 2013
DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK
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The University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials UD-CCM is developing the next generation of lightweight hybrid ceramiccomposite armor kits for Marine Corps tactical and combat vehicles. The focus will be on simulating and modeling the performance of ceramiccomposite lightweight armor at seams and corners, and improving the armors performance in these regions. The light ceramiccomposite armor is comprised of composite backings, adhesives, ceramics and covers. This is an expansion of previous research on performance-weight-cost evaluations and center strike experiments and simulations done on these materials. The effort of this modeling and simulation are to down select for appropriate geometries to improve the performance of seams and corners. The tiles will be restricted to the sintered ceramics SiC due to the ability to fabricate SiC into complex geometries. Model ballistic experiments will validate the modeling done in simulation.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Laminates and Composite Materials