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‘Soft’ Ceramic Armor

Published on April 9th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

This video is meant to show there is more than one way to skin the ceramics-as-armor cat. This video is about a “liquid” armor (actually ceramic powders sprayed on Kevlar) that can take advantage of some of the same material characteristics displayed in our “Oobleck” videos about materials that can allow one to “walk on water.” This

material was developed by a team led by Norman Walker at the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials and the Army Research Lab. The group calls the product Shear Thickening Fluid Fabric.

 


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