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Influence of structural and technological factors on the efficiency of armor elements based on ceramics


We present the results of experimental investigations of the protective properties of ceramic plates according the specific momentum of an indenter with regard for the density and thickness of the plates. The advantages of ceramics made of reaction-sintered silicon carbide for the commercial production of armor elements are demonstrated. The rational sizes of the area of ceramic plates and specific features of their application together with polymeric composite materials based on pararamide fabrics are established according to the data of model experiments.

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Translated from Problemy Prochnosti, No. 6, pp. 128–135, November–December, 2004

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Vyshnyakov, L.R., Mazna, A.V., Neshpor, A.V. et al. Influence of structural and technological factors on the efficiency of armor elements based on ceramics. Strength Mater 36, 643–648 (2004).

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  • composite armor elements
  • ceramic plates
  • deformation
  • fracture
  • specific momentum
  • mosaic structure