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Biomorphic SiSiC-materials for lightweight armour

Heidenreich, Bernhard and Gahr, Michaela and Straßburger, Elmar and Lutz, Ekkehard (2006) Biomorphic SiSiC-materials for lightweight armour. 30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Cocoa Beach, FL - January 22-27, 2006, 2006-01-22 - 2006-01-27, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA. (In Press)

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Lightweight ceramic armour systems offer high ballistic protection combined with a significantly lower areal weight than conventional armour systems on the basis of steel or aluminum. Biomorphic SiSiC-ceramics, based on wooden preforms and manufactured via the liquid silicon infiltration (LSI), are considered promising new armour materials due to their high potential for the manufacture of complex shaped structures at low costs. The physical properties of different, biomorphic SiSiC-materials were determined. The ballistic performance was studied on sample plates 100 mm x 100 mm with armour piercing ammunition (7.62 x 51 mm AP). The results were compared to the ballistic performance of commercially available alumina tiles, namely ALOTEC 96SB and 99SB, which were tested under the same conditions. In this paper, the manufacturing process of biomorphic SiSiC-materials, the material properties and the results of the impact tests are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/51022/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Biomorphic SiSiC-materials for lightweight armour
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Straßburger, ElmarFraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V., Ernst-Mach-InsitutUNSPECIFIED
Lutz, EkkehardETEC Gesellschaft für technische Keramik mbHUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2006
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:In Press
Keywords:ballistic protection, LSI-process, biomoprhic SiSiC
Event Title:30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Cocoa Beach, FL - January 22-27, 2006
Event Location:Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-01-22 - 2006-01-27
Organizer:American Ceramic Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Military Technologies (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Ceramic Composite Structures
Deposited By: Lützenburger, Nicole
Deposited On:22 Oct 2007
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:17

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