Mechanical Properties and Impact Resistance of a New Transparent Glass-Ceramic (pages 191–196)
T. Berthier da Cunha, J. P. Wu, O. Peitl, V. M. Fokin, E. D. Zanotto, L. Iannucci and A. R. Boccaccini
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.200600237
Transparent glass-ceramics appear to be an ideal material for advanced armour applications due to their relatively good transparency, low density, relatively high fracture strength and chemical stability. The ballistic (low impact velocity) impact resitance of novel transparent glass-ceramics has been investigated. It was found that hardness, fracture toughness and brittleness index of the glass-ceramics have a profound effect on impact damage development at different projectile impact energies.