16. A Review of Ceramics for Armor Applications

  1. Lisa Prokurat Franks
  1. P. G. Karandikar1,
  2. G. Evans1,
  3. S. Wong1,
  4. M. K. Aghajanian1 and
  5. M. Sennett2

Published Online: 1 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470456286.ch16

Advances in Ceramic Armor IV: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 29, Issue 6

Advances in Ceramic Armor IV: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 29, Issue 6

How to Cite

Karandikar, P. G., Evans, G., Wong, S., Aghajanian, M. K. and Sennett, M. (2008) A Review of Ceramics for Armor Applications, in Advances in Ceramic Armor IV: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 29, Issue 6 (ed L. P. Franks), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470456286.ch16

Author Information

  1. 1

    M Cubed Technologies, Inc., 1 Tralee Industrial Park, Newark, DE 19711

  2. 2

    Natick Soldier RD&E Center, US Army RD&E Command, Natick, MA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 DEC 2008

Book Series:

  1. Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings

Book Series Editors:

  1. Tatsuki Ohji and
  2. Andrew Wereszczak

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470344972

Online ISBN: 9780470456286

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Keywords:

  • ceramics;
  • sintered alumina;
  • hot pressed boron carbide;
  • reaction bonded ceramics;
  • armor steel

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Relationship of Material Properties to Performance in Armor Applications

  • Ceramic Manufacturing Processes

  • Microstructures

  • Hardness and Fracture Toughness

  • Effects of Minor Phases

  • Effect of Grain Size on Hardness and Strength

  • Fracture Mode

  • Amorphization and Phase Transformation

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

  • References