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Advances in Ceramic Armor III, Volume 28, Issue 5

Advances in Ceramic Armor III, Volume 28, Issue 5

Lisa Prokurat Franks (Editor), Jonathan Salem (Volume Editor), Dongming Zhu (Volume Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-19636-6

Nov 2007

236 pages

In Stock



Papers from The American Ceramic Society's 31st International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 21-26, 2007. Topics include transparent ceramics for impact resistance, protection against mine blast and fragments, challenges facing ceramic armor manufacturers, novel material concepts and development of valid armor design and characterization tools to predict performance for air and ground vehicles as well as the individual soldier.

Preface ix

Introduction xi


Research in Sweden on Dwell in Ceramics 3
Patrik Lundberg

The Influence of Tile Size on the Ballistic Performance of a Ceramic-Faced Polymer 19
Paul J. Hazell, Mauricio Moutinho, Colin J. Roberson, and Nicholas Moore

Static and Dynamic Indentation Response of Fine Grained Boron Carbide 29
Ghatu Subhash, Dipankar Ghosh, and Spandan Maiti

Hierarchy of Key Influences on the Ballistic Strength of Opaque and Transparent Armor 45
Andreas Krell and Elrnar Strassburger

Concepts for Energy Absorption and Dissipation in Ceramic Armor 57
Dong-Kyu Kim, Jonathan Bell, Dechang Jia, Waltraud M. Kriven, and Victor Kelsey

Some Practical Requirements for Alumina Armor Systems 71
K. Sujirote, K. Dateraksa, and N. Chollacoop


Limit Analyses for Surface Crack Instantaneous Propagation Angles in Elastic Hertzian Field 93
Xin Sun and Moharnrnad A. Khaleel

Dynamic Failure of a Borosilicate Glass Under Compression/Shear Loading 103
X. Nie and W. Chen

Ballistic Performance of Commercially Available Saint-Gobain Sapphire Transparent Armor Composites 113
Christopher D. Jones, Jeffrey 8. Rioux, John W. Locher, Vincent Pluen, and Mattias Mandelartz


Synthesis of Ceramic Eutectics Using Microwave Processing 127
Anton V. Polotai, Jiping Cheng, Dinesh K. Agrawal, Elizabeth C. Dickey, and Sheldon Cytron

Hot Pressing of Boron Carbide Using Metallic Carbides as Additives 135
Pedro August0 de S.L. Cosentino, Celio A. Costa, Jose Brant de Campos, and Roberto Ribeiro de Avillez

Spatial Distribution of Defects in Silicon Carbide and its Correlation with Localized Property Measurements 143
Memduh V. Dernirbas, Richard A. Haber, and Raymond E. Brennan

Silicon Carbide Microstructure Improvements for Armor Applications 155
Steven Mercurio and Richard A. Haber

The Effect of Si Content on the Properties of B,C-SIC-Si Composites 161
P. Chhillar, M. K. Aghajanian, D. D. Marchant, R. A. Haber, and M. Sennett


Preliminary Investigation of Damage in an Armor-Grade B4C Induced by Quasi-Static Hertzian Indentation 171
R.C. McCuiston, H.T. Miller, and J.C. LaSalvia

In-Situ Fragment Analysis with X-ray Computed Tomography, XCT 181
J.M. Wells

Ballistically-Induced Damage in Ceramic Targets as Revealed by X-ray Computed Tomography 193
H.T. Miller, W.H. Green, and J.C. LaSalvia

On Continuing the Evolution of XCT Engineering Capabilities for Impact Damage Diagnostics 203
J.M. Wells

Elastic Property Mapping Using Ultrasonic Imaging 213
Raymond Brennan, Richard Haber, Dale Niesz, George Sigel, and James McCauley

Author Index 223