Chapter 54. Armor Silicon Carbide-Based Ceramics

  1. Waltraud M. Kriven and
  2. Hua-Tay Lin
  1. Eugene Medvedovski

Published Online: 27 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294802.ch54

27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 3

27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 3

How to Cite

Medvedovski, E. (2003) Armor Silicon Carbide-Based Ceramics, in 27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 3 (eds W. M. Kriven and H.-T. Lin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294802.ch54

Author Information

  1. Ceramic Protection Corporation 3905-32nd Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T1Y 7C1, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375839

Online ISBN: 9780470294802

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Keywords:

  • ceramic armor systems;
  • landmines;
  • ceramic tile materials;
  • ballistic armor systems;
  • medium dense fiber boards

Summary

Newly developed silicon carbide-based ceramics demonstrate remarkable physical properties and high ballistic performance coupled with low density. The main properties of these ceramics, which affect ballistic performance, are examined and analyzed as a function of composition and structure. The features of fracturing of these materials after ballistic impact are studied. The armor products (body armor plates with various configurations and flat tiles with a size of up to 300 × 300 mm) are manufactured by slip casting, but other technologies are also applicable. These armor ceramics have a high potential because their manufacture is relatively inexpensive and provides lightweight products.