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Advances in Ceramic Armor IX, Volume 34, Issue 5



Advances in Ceramic Armor IX, Volume 34, Issue 5


Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 34, Issue 5 - Advances in Ceramic Armor IX 

A collection of 14 papers from The American Ceramic Society’s 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 1, 2013.This issue includes papers presented in the Armor Ceramics Symposium on topics such as Manufacturing; High-Rate Real-Time Characterization; Microstructural Design; Nondestructive Characterization; and Phenomenology and Mechanics of Ceramics Subjected to Ballistic Impact.

Preface vii

Introduction ix

Responses of Siliceous Materials to High Pressure 1
A. A. Wereszczak, T. G. Morrissey, M. K. Ferber, K. P. Bortle, E. A. Rodgers, G. Tsoi, J. M. Montgomery, Y. Vohra, and S. Toller

Edge-On Impact Investigation of Fracture Propagation in Boron Carbide 15
E. Strassburger

Macroscopic Assessment of High Pressure Failure of B4C and B4C/SiC Composites 25
S. M. Salamone, P. G. Karandikar, A. L. Marshall, M. K. Aghajanian, J. Q. Zheng, and S. E. Homer

Effect of Prestressing on the Ballistic Performance of Alumina Ceramics: Experiments and Modeling 31
Aaron H. Gassman, Vitaly Paris, Lev Levin, Zvi Asaf, Avi Ya'akobovich, Eylam Ran, and Felix Aizik

Geometrical Effect on Damage in Reaction Bonded Ceramic Composites having Experienced High Strain Rate Impact 41
Andrew L. Marshall, Prashant G. Karandikar, Brian P. Givens, Anthony F. Liszkiewicz, Raul Segura, Eric M. Klier, and Kevin J. Doherty

Optimizing the Arrangement of Ceramic Tile Periodic Arrays for Armor Applications using a Genetic Algorithm 53
Michael C. Golt and Matthew S. Bratcher

Al/Al203 MMCs and Macrocomposites for Armor Applications 63
P. Karandikar, E. Klier, M. Watkins, Brandon McWilliams, and M. Aghajanian

Mechanical Response Anisotropy in Hot-Pressed Silicon Carbide 75
A. A. Wereszczak, D. J. Vuono, K. P. Bortle, P. J. Ritt, J. J. Swab, and J. Campbell

Comparison of Armor Ceramics Made by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) and Pressureless Sintering 85
P. Karandikar, S. Wong, M. Duke, R. Haber, Minn Vu, and J. Singh

Pressureless Sintering of SiC-B4C Composites 101
L.J. Vandeperre and J.H. Teo

Development of Transparent Polycrystalline Beta-Silicon Carbide Ceramic using Field Assisted Sintering Technology 109
Guillermo R. Villalobos, Shyam Bayya, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Michael P. Hunt, Michael K. Cinibulk, Carmen M. Carney, Kristin A. Keller, Bryan M. Sadowski, and Ishwar D. Aggarwal

Densification of Synthesized Boron Carbide Powders using SPS 115
M. Fatih Toksoy, William Rafaniello, Richard Haber, and Steve Miller

Consolidation of Aluminum Magnesium Boride (AIMgB14) by Pulsed Electric Current Sintering (PECS) Technique 123
Nesredin Kedir, Gary Gilde, and Kyu Cho

Ultrasonic Nondestructive Characterization of Transparent Spinel Microstructure 133
V. DeLucca and R. A. Haber

Author Index 143