On the design of bi-layer armor materials
Wong, Ee Hua
Date of Issue2012
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Energy Research Institute
A modified Florence model to predict ballistic limit velocity (BLV) for bi-layer armor systems comprising ceramic front and metallic backing plate is proposed based on energy conservation. Maximization of the BLV for a given AD or TT is studied. Comparison between the maximum BLV obtained from new model, two other available models in the literature and experiments is performed. It is shown that the new model, Energy model compares well to the experimental data.
Solid state phenomena