Some Considerations for the Design of Composite Armor

The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. IX, No. 3, August 2016, pp. 61-73

Posted: 10 May 2017

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Rahul Basu

Adarsha Institute of Technology

Date Written: May 9, 2017

Abstract

Armor plating has been used primarily in static and surface-based (land and water) equipment. Aircraft usage has been restricted due to weight restrictions. This paper takes a look at the basic theory and parameters to derive those applicable to light weight armor for aircraft. The creation of new surfaces by internal fracture removes much of the impact energy during the transient stages. Hence, the continuum formula for composites requires modification to account for transients in moduli and area variations, as also for texture variations in various layers. Equations describing variation of various material parameters are examined to give insights into ways of strengthening the composite structure.

Keywords: Armor plate, Composites, Fracture, Elastic modulus, Depleted Uranium (DU), Kinetic energy penetrators, Ballistic Limit Equations (BLE)

Suggested Citation

Basu, Rahul, Some Considerations for the Design of Composite Armor (May 9, 2017). The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. IX, No. 3, August 2016, pp. 61-73. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2965320

Rahul Basu (Contact Author)

Adarsha Institute of Technology ( email )

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Bangalore, 562110
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