Optimization of two component ceramic armor for a given impact velocity

G. Ben-Dor, A. Dubinsky, T. Elperin, N. Frage

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Using Florence's model a problem of two-component ceramic-faced lightweight armors design against ballistic impact is solved. Approximate analytical formulas are derived for areal density and thicknesses of the plates of the optimal armor as functions of parameters determining the properties of the materials of the armor components, cross-section and mass of an impactor, and of the expected impact velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-190
Number of pages6
JournalTheoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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