Optimization of two component ceramic armor for a given impact velocity Academic Article uri icon


  • Using Florence's model a problem of two-component ceramic-faced lightweight armors design against ballistic impact is solved. Approximate analytical formulas are derived for areal density and thicknesses of the plates of the optimal armor as functions of parameters determining the properties of the materials of the armor components, cross-section and mass of an impactor, and of the expected impact velocity.

publication date

  • June 1, 2000