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S4: Armor Ceramics



Ceramic and glass materials are integral components in armor systems designed to give some level of protection to the individual soldier, air platforms, and ground vehicles against an array of ballistic threats. This symposium is an opportunity for scientists, engineers, and associated individuals from industry, academia, and government organizations to come together and discuss fundamental and applied issues concerning the development, characterization, testing and evaluation, behavior, modeling, and application of ceramic and glass materials for ballistic protection.


Preliminary Speaker Session


Proposed Symposium Topics

  • Synthesis and processing: oxides, carbides, borides, monolithic and composites, toughened, damage-tolerant, conventional and novel, powders, green body forming, densification, surface modification, planar and curved shapes with/without topological features, scale-up
  • Materials characterization: chemistry, phases, microstructure, defects, flaws and flaw statistics, bulk, surface, microscopy, spectroscopy, non-destructive, residual stress
  • Quasi-static and dynamic behavior: mechanical properties, low & high-rate, high-pressure, large deformation, shear, multistress state, shock, fracture, fragmentation, damage, inelastic deformation mechanisms, phase transitions, size-scale effects
  • Modeling: material, system, analytical, computational, continuum, atomistic, multi-scale, thermodynamics, mechanics, phenomenological, physically-based, microstructural, damage, inelastic deformation mechanisms, phase transitions, fracture, fragmentation, impact, penetration, residual stress, homogeneous & heterogeneous deformation, failure, size-scale effects, novel numerical techniques
  • Testing and evaluation: conventional and fundamental ballistics, in-situ/real time and post-test characterization, size-scale effects, nondestructive characterization, technique development, wear and erosion, thermal, fatigue, residual stress
  • Application: development of laminate systems, rigid versus flexible systems


Symposium Organizers

  • James Campbell, ARL, USA
  • Lisa Prokurat Franks, PM ABCT, USA, +1 (586) 530-3682
  • Jerry LaSalvia, ARL, USA, +1 (410) 306-0745
  • Brian Leavy, ARL, USA
  • James McCauley, ARL, USA
  • Sikhanda Satapathy, ARL, USA
  • David Stepp, ARO, USA
  • Jeffrey Swab, ARL, USA, +1 (410) 306-0753
  • Andrew Wereszczak, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA




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