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Advances in Ceramic Armor X, Volume 35, Issue 4



Advances in Ceramic Armor X, Volume 35, Issue 4



A collection of 14 papers from the Armor Ceramics symposium held during The American Ceramic Society’s 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 26-31, 2014.

Preface vii

Introduction ix

Testing Method for Ceramic Armor and Bare Ceramic Tiles 1
Erik Carton and Geert Roebroeks

Effects of Novel Geometric Designs on the Ballistic Performance of Ceramics 13
P. Karandikar, B. Givens, A. Liszkiewicz, S. Wong, and M. Aghajanian

Surface Modification of Ballistic Ceramic and Composite Materials by use of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma 23
Lionel Vargas-Gonzalez, Victor Rodriguez-Santiago, and Andres A. Bujanda

Evaluating the Rock Strike Resistance of Transparent Armor Materials 37
Brandon S. Aldinger

Ballistic Damage of Alumina Ceramics–Learning from Fragments 49
Houzheng Wu, Santonu Ghosh, Claire E.J. Dancer, and Richard I. Todd

Characterization of Silicon Carbide Microstructure using Nondestructive Ultrasound Techniques 63
V. DeLucca and R. A. Haber

Dynamic Electromechanical Response of 4H and 6H Single Crystal Silicon Carbide 75
Leslie Lamberson

On Microstructure and Electronic Properties of Boron Carbide 87
Helmut Werheit

Assessing the Carbon Concentration in Boron Carbide: A Combined X-Ray Diffraction and Chemical Analysis 103
Kanak Kuwelkar, Vladislav Domnich, and Richard Haber

The Effect of SiO2 and B2O3 Additives on the Microstructure and Hardness of Hot-Pressed Boron Carbide 111
K. D. Behler, A. Z. Hutchinson III, and J. C. LaSalvia

Processing of Boron Rich Boron Carbide by Boron Doping 119
Tyler Munhollon, Kanak Kuwelkar, and Rich Haber

Densification of Commercial and Rapid Carbothermal Synthesized Boron Carbide 129
M. Fatih Toksoy, William Rafaniello, and Richard Haber

Optimization of the Spark Plasma Sintering Condition for Transparent Polycrystalline Magnesium Aluminate Spinel 137
Minh Vu and Richard Haber

A Non-Gruneisen Equations of State for Hydrocode 145
Michael Grinfeld

Author Index 157