Ceramic Armor and Armor Systems, Volume 151

This quantity comprises the most recent achievements within the quarter of ceramic armor platforms together with ceramic armor layout and modeling, ceramic armor fabrics and composites improvement and production, actual houses and buildings of armor ceramics, fracture mechanisms of armor ceramics and composites, and ballistic trying out and function of ceramic armor systems.Content:

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After mixing the slurry was poured into a dish and allowed to dry. 5 MPa and then cold isostatic pressed at 414 MPa. Samples were then sintered in the same manner as described above for the monolithic SiC. All samples were evaluated for density using the Archimedes principle and microstructure using optical metallography. 0 mm x 50 mm). Bend bars were made from regions near the edge and regions in the center of the tiles to assess variations in MOR values across the tiles. Multiple bars were made at each region and their position through the thickness of the tile was also tracked to assess MOR variations through the tile thickness.

O. Box 1625 Idaho Falls, ID 83415-0325 W. M. Harrison Superior Graphite Co 4059 Calvin Drive Hopkinsville, KY 42240 D. A. Laughton Superior Graphite Co 10 S. Riverside Plaza Chicago, IL 60606 ABSTRACT Thick tiles were fabricated to address higher ballistic threats in a continuing effort to develop a pressureless sintered a-silicon carbide ceramic for lightweight armor applications. 8 cm were pressed and sintered from a spray-dried SiC powder and evaluated for density and mechanical properties. 8 cm thick tile.

To the extent authorized tinder the law» of the United States of Amerka, all c o p y i s t interests in this publkation are the property of The American Ceramic Society. Any duplication,reproduction,or republkation of this publication or any part thereof, without Äie express written consent of The American Ceramic Society or fee paid to me Copyright Ck^arK^ Center, i« prohibited Ceramic Armor and Armor Systems 49 INTRODUCTION A pressureless sintered SiC ceramic was reported at the 27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites that exhibited slightly lower mechanical properties than hot pressed SiC ceramics1.

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