Optimization of two-component composite armor against ballistic impact

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

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Using Florence's model we determined an optimal design of a two-component ceramic-faced lightweight armor against normal ballistic impact. The solution is found in a closed form that allowed us to determine the thicknesses of the plates in the optimal armor as functions of the specified areal density of the armor, parameters determining the material properties of the armor's components and characteristics of the impactor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalComposite Structures
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2005


  • Armor
  • Ballistic limit
  • Ceramics
  • Optimization
  • Projectile


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