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Title: Lightweight armor system and process for producing the same

Abstract

A lightweight armor system may comprise a substrate having a graded metal matrix composite layer formed thereon by thermal spray deposition. The graded metal matrix composite layer comprises an increasing volume fraction of ceramic particles imbedded in a decreasing volume fraction of a metal matrix as a function of a thickness of the graded metal matrix composite layer. A ceramic impact layer is affixed to the graded metal matrix composite layer.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174690
Patent Number(s):
6,679,157
Application Number:
10/053,852
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Chu, Henry S., Bruck, H. Alan, Strempek, Gary C., and Varacalle, Jr., Dominic J. Lightweight armor system and process for producing the same. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Chu, Henry S., Bruck, H. Alan, Strempek, Gary C., & Varacalle, Jr., Dominic J. Lightweight armor system and process for producing the same. United States.
Chu, Henry S., Bruck, H. Alan, Strempek, Gary C., and Varacalle, Jr., Dominic J. 2004. "Lightweight armor system and process for producing the same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174690.
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abstractNote = {A lightweight armor system may comprise a substrate having a graded metal matrix composite layer formed thereon by thermal spray deposition. The graded metal matrix composite layer comprises an increasing volume fraction of ceramic particles imbedded in a decreasing volume fraction of a metal matrix as a function of a thickness of the graded metal matrix composite layer. A ceramic impact layer is affixed to the graded metal matrix composite layer.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2004},
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