Enhancement In Ballistic Performance Of Composite Armor Through Nano Ceramic

  • ali m. bader alkazrajy

Abstract

In this study, industrial fiber and polymer mixtures were used for high-speed impact (ballistic) applications where the effects of polymer (epoxy), polymeric
mixture (epoxy + unsaturated polyester), synthetic rubber (polyurethane), Kevlar fiber, polyethylene fiber (ultra High molecular weight) and carbon fiber.
Four successive systems of samples were prepared. the first system component made of (epoxy and 2% graphene and 20 layer of fiber), then ballistic test was
applied, the sample was successful in the test from a distance of 7 m. or more than, by using a pistol personally Glock, Caliber of 9 * 19 mm. The second
system was consisting of (epoxy, 2% graphene, 36 layers of fiber and one layer of hard rubber), it was succeeded in testing from a distance of 4 m or more than, by using a pistol personally Glock, Caliber of 9 * 19 mm. The third system made of mixture (80% epoxy + 20% unsaturated polyester) and44 layers of
fiber and 2% graphene as a composite with 20 layers of fiber outside the composite material, it was successful in testing by using a semi-automatic rifle
(AK47) Caliber of 7.62 * 51 mm from a distance of 15 m or more than. The fourth system was prepared from alumina ceramic plate Al2O3 (from damaged
laboratory furnace linings) with composite consisted of (a mixture (epoxy 80%+ 20% unsaturated polyester) and 20% silicon carbide). placed in a cloth bag
together. It was successful in testing by using a semi-automatic rifle (AK47) Caliber of 7.62 * 51 mm from a distance of 15 m or more than.

Published
2019-11-29
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