Advances in Ceramic Armor III: A Collection of Papers Presented at the 31st International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 21-26, 2007, Daytona Beach, Florida
Papers from The American Ceramic Society's 31st International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 21-26, 2007. Topics include transparent ceramics for impact resistance, protection against mine blast and fragments, challenges facing ceramic armor manufacturers, novel material concepts and development of valid armor design and characterization tools to predict performance for air and ground vehicles as well as the individual soldier.
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Hierarchy of Key Influences on the Ballistic Strength of Opaque
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