Dynamic Behavior and Optimization of Advanced Armor Ceramics: JanuaryDecember 2012 Annual Report

Report No. ARL-CR-0767
Authors: RA Haber; JW McCauley;
Date/Pages: March 2015; 130 pages
Abstract: This Materials Center of Excellence program has been conducted as a seamless, synergistic collaboration among the following institutions: Rutgers Malcolm G McLaren Center for Ceramic Research, Penn State Particulate Research Center, the Johns Hopkins Center for Advanced Metal and Ceramic Systems, and the US Army Research Laboratory's Weapons and Materials Research Directorate. The following tasks are reviewed: Nanostructured Armor Ceramics: Focus on Boron Carbide; The Role of Microstructure in the Impact Resistance for Silicon Carbide; Education and Outreach; Defining Microstructural Tolerance Limits of Defects for Silicon Carbide Armor Ceramics; and Nondestructive Ultrasound Characterization of High-Density, High-Hardness Ceramics.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: March 1, 2015