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Biomorphic reaction bonded silicon carbide ceramics for armor applications

Heidenreich, Bernhard and Gahr, Michaela and Medvedovski, Eugene (2005) Biomorphic reaction bonded silicon carbide ceramics for armor applications. Ceramic Transactions, 178. The American Ceramic Society. ISBN 1-57498-248-6.

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Reaction bonded silicon carbide (RBSC) ceramics demonstrate high performance at ballistic protection applications. Biomorphic SiSiC ceramics based on wooden preforms and manufactured via pyrolysis and liquid silicon infiltration (LSI) are considered as a promising armor material due to their remarkable level of physical properties and a cost benefit. Manufacturing process, structure and physical properties of the biomorphic RBSC and their fracture behavior under ballistic impacts have been studied. The armor systems based on the biomorphic RBSC ceramic tiles of various thicknesses can defeat 7.62x51-mm NATO Ball FMJ, 7.62x54R LPS, 7.62x63-mm AP M2 ammunitions.

Document Type:Proceedings
Title:Biomorphic reaction bonded silicon carbide ceramics for armor applications
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Heidenreich, BernhardUNSPECIFIED
Medvedovski, EugeneUIP, Providence, RI, USA, formerly with Ceramic Protection Corporation, Calgary, Canada
Date:April 2005
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:45
Medvedovski, EugeneUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:The American Ceramic Society
Series Name:Ceramic Transactions
Keywords:RBSC ceramics, biomorphic SiSiC, LSI, armor systems
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Military Technologies
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Ceramic Composite Structures
Deposited By: Michaela Gahr
Deposited On:30 Oct 2006
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 20:25

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