Investigation and optimization of protective properties of metal multi-layered shields: A review

Gabi Ben-Dor, Anatoly Dubinsky, Tov Elperin

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Effort to enhance protective properties of shields against high speed impact triggered investigations of the ballistic performance of multilayer barriers having different structure, their comparison with each other and with the monolithic barriers. In spite of a large number of publications on these topics there are no comprehensive surveys of this field. The goal of the present review is to close this gap. This review includes analytical, numerical and experimental investigations which can be useful for elucidating general properties of multi-layered metallic shields, e.g. effect of layering, spacing and change of the order of the plates on the protective performance of shields, and also studies which suggested analytical methods for optimization of multilayered shields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-291
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Protective Structures
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2012


  • Impact
  • Layered Target
  • Optimization
  • Penetration
  • Protection
  • Spacing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials


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