Ballistic Performance of Alumina / S-2 Glass-reinforced Polymer-matrix Composite Hybrid Lightweight Armor against Armor Piercing ( Ap ) and Non-ap Projectiles

@inproceedings{Grujii2014BallisticPO,
  title={Ballistic Performance of Alumina / S-2 Glass-reinforced Polymer-matrix Composite Hybrid Lightweight Armor against Armor Piercing ( Ap ) and Non-ap Projectiles},
  author={Maja Gruji{\vc}i{\'c} and B. Pandurangan and U. Zecevic and Karel Koudela and Bryan A. Cheeseman},
  year={2014}
}
The ability of light-weight all fiber-reinforced polymer-matrix composite armor and hybrid composite-based armor hard-faced with ceramic tiles to withstand the impact of a non-ArmorPiercing (non-AP) and AP projectiles is investigated using a transient non-linear dynamics computational analysis. The results obtained confirm experimental findings that the all-composite armor, while being able to successfully defeat non-AP threats, provides very little protection against AP projectiles. In the… CONTINUE READING