Powder Metallurgy and Metal Ceramics

, Volume 57, Issue 3–4, pp 242–249 | Cite as

Assessment of the Protective Properties of Impact-Resistant Ceramic-Polymer Composites Using Acoustic Nondestructive Methods

  • Yu. G. BezimyanniyEmail author
  • L. R. Vyshniakov
  • O. V. Mazna
  • A. M. Vysotskyy
  • K. A. Komarov
  • O. V. Neshpor

The use of acoustic nondestructive methods was studied with the purpose of determining the composition and structure of protective ceramic-polymer composites according to the criteria of penetration resistance and protective barrier endurance. The methods of acoustic measurements were adapted to the characteristics possessed by groups of samples from the following materials: ceramics, polymer composites, honeycomb-structure materials, and ceramic-polymer composites. Stiffness, ρc2, was used as an informative parameter to define the elasticity of the materials in the direction of impact, and frequency drift was used as a measure of elastic wave dissipation. The measured acoustic characteristics of the samples were compared to the known criteria for penetration resistance of ceramics and the results of ballistic tests. The ceramic-polymer material with a gradient support demonstrated better ballistic endurance and lower after-penetration deformation. The material is recommended for the production of efficient impact-resistant composites possessing enhanced dissipative capabilities.


acoustic nondestructive methods ceramic-polymer protective materials penetration resistance criteria protective barrier endurance stiffness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. G. Bezimyanniy
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. R. Vyshniakov
    • 1
  • O. V. Mazna
    • 1
  • A. M. Vysotskyy
    • 1
  • K. A. Komarov
    • 1
  • O. V. Neshpor
    • 1
  1. 1.Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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