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The effect of damage on the impact resistance of composite materials

  title={The effect of damage on the impact resistance of composite materials},
  author={Cerise A Edwards and Mark Helliker and B. James and David A Jesson and Rl Livesey and Stephen L. Ogin and Matthew J. Oldfield},
Armour which is manufactured and distributed for personnel, vehicle and structural protection, primarily for military or policing applications, undergoes stringent testing to ensure that it can meet the demands of a range of impact scenarios. However, the effects of repetitive low-level damage are not fully understood and, in order to maintain a given level of protection, armour is recalled and replaced periodically, which is costly, and may be unnecessary. This paper reports preliminary… Expand

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