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Progress in Ceramic Armor

ISBN: 978-1-57498-195-7
March 2004
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Tap into the American Ceramic Society’s knowledge base by accessing this compilation of recently published articles on ceramic armor. Ceramic-based armor systems are critical for reliable ballistic protection of military and police personnel, equipment, vehicles, aircraft and helicopters. Progress in Ceramic Armor covers materials such as boron carbide, alumina, silicon carbide, titanium diboride, and transparent armor.

This collection includes 36 articles and papers from Ceramic Transactions (CTs) and Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings (CESP)

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An Overview of Ceramic Armor Applications (William A. Gooch).

Practical Issues in Ceramic Armor Design (Bryn James).

Ballistic Development of High Density Tungsten Carbide Ceramics (William A. Gooch, Mathew S. Burkins and Richard Palicka).

Structure and Properties of Shock-Resistant Ceramics Developed at the Institute for Problems in Materials Science (B.A. Galanov, O.N. Grigoriev, S.M. Ivanov and V.V. Kartuzov).

Ceramic Armor with Submicron Alumina Against Armor Piercing Prokectiles (E. Strassburger, B.Lexow and A. Krell ).

An Overview of Ballistic Testing Methods of Ceramic Materials (Michael Normandia and William Gooch).

Historical Perspectice on Ceramic Materials Damage Models (A.M. Rajendran).

A Comparison of Ceramic Material Models (Douglas W. Templeton, Timothy J. Holmquist, Hubert W. Meyer, David J. Grove and Brian Leavy).

Damage Mitigation in Ceramics: Historical Developments and Future Directions in Army Research (D.M. Stepp).

Progress in the 3-D Visualization of Interior Ballistic Damage in Armor Ceramics (Joseph M. Wells, Nevin L. Ruper and William H. Green).

An Assessment of Low Cost Manufacturing Technology for Advanced Structural Ceramics and Its Impact on Ceramic Armor (Richard E. Tressler).

Solid Freeform Fabrication of Advanced Armor Concepts: Opportunities for Design and Manufacture (R.C. Danforth, M.J. Matthewson and D.E. Niesz).

Developing and Ultra-Lightweight Armor Conept (Charles E. Anderson).

Novel Ideas in Multi-Functional Ceramic Armor Design (Sia Nemat-Nasser, Sai Sarva, Jon B. Isaacs and David W. Lischer).

A New Family of Reaction Bonded Ceramics for Armor Applications (M.K. Aghajanian, B.N. Morgan, Singh J. Mears and R.A. Wolffe).

Flexible Ceramic Coated Fiber Fabrics for Lightweight Protection Systems (Konstantin von Niessen and Rainer Gadow).

Improved Peformance of Alumina Ceramics with Carbon Nanotube Reinforcement (Michael Sennett, Sekyung Chang, Robert H. Doremus, Richard W. Siegel, Pulickel M. Ajayan and Linda S. Schadler).

Recent Progress on the Influence of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties on Ballistic Performance (J.C. LaSalvia).

Transparent Armor Materials: Needs and Requirements (Parimal J. Patel and Gary A. Glide).

Microwave Reactive Sintering to Fully Transparent Aluminum Oxynitride (AION) Ceramics (Dinesh Agrawal, Jiping Cheng and Rustum Roy).

An Investigation of the Transmission Properties and Ballistic Performance of Hot Pressed Spinel (Mark C.L. Patterson, Don W. Roy and Gary Glide).

The Effect of Microstructure on the Dynamic Behavior of Composite Alumina/Titanium Diboride (Kathryn V. Logan).

Microstructure Development of Aluminum Oxide/Titanium Diboride Composites for Penetration Resistance (J.W. Adams, G.A. Glide, M. Burkins and L. Prokurat Franks).

The Effect of Metal-Ceramic Bonding on Ballistic Impact (Kevin J. Doherty).

Lightweight Ballistic Structures Made of Ceramic and Cermet/Aramide Composites (R. Gadow and K. von Niessen).

Silicon Carbide-Based Ceramics for Ballistic Protection (E. Medvedovski).

Toughness-Hardness Trade-off in Advanced SiC Armor (M. Flinders, D. Ray and R.A. Cutler).

Development of Pressureless Sintered Silicon Carbide Monolith and Special-Shaped Silicon Carbide Whisker Reinforced Silicon Carbide Matrix Composite for Lightweight Armor Application (T.M. Lillo, H.S. Chu, D.W. Bailey, V.M. Harrison and D.A. Laughton).

Design and Manufacturing B4C-SiC Layered Ceramics for Armor Applications, M. Logovy, V. Subbotin, O. Rachenko, J. Adams, M. Chheda, J. Shih, J. Sankar and S. Yarmolenko).

Spinel Armor—Clearly the Way to Go (M.C.L. Patterson, A.A. DiGiovanni, D.W. Roy and G. Glide)


A Brief History of Ceramic Armor Development (S.R. Skaggs).

Relationship Between Defects and Dynamic Failure in Silicon Carbide (M. Bakas, D.E. Niesz, V.A. Greenhut, J. Adams and J. McCauley).

Development of CMC-Materials for Lightweight Armor (B. Heidenreich, W. Krenkel and B. Lexow).

The Physics of Ceramic from Shock-Wave Experiments (D.E. Grady).

Tungsten Carbides for Armor Applications (J.J. Swab).

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