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Title: Glass matrix armor

Abstract

An armor system which utilizes glass. A plurality of constraint cells are mounted on a surface of a substrate, which is metal armor plate or a similar tough material, such that the cells almost completely cover the surface of the substrate. Each constraint cell has a projectile-receiving wall parallel to the substrate surface and has sides which are perpendicular to and surround the perimeter of the receiving wall. The cells are mounted such that, in one embodiment, the substrate surface serves as a sixth side or closure for each cell. Each cell has inside of it a plate, termed the front plate, which is parallel to and in contact with substantially all of the inside surface of the receiving wall. The balance of each cell is completely filled with a projectile-abrading material consisting of glass and a ceramic material and, in certain embodiments, a polymeric material. The glass may be in monolithic form or particles of ceramic may be dispersed in a glass matrix. The ceramic material may be in monolithic form or may be in the form of particles dispersed in glass or dispersed in said polymer.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
867965
Patent Number(s):
US 5045371
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
glass; matrix; armor; utilizes; plurality; constraint; cells; mounted; surface; substrate; metal; plate; similar; tough; material; completely; cover; cell; projectile-receiving; wall; parallel; perpendicular; surround; perimeter; receiving; embodiment; serves; sixth; closure; inside; termed; front; contact; substantially; balance; filled; projectile-abrading; consisting; ceramic; embodiments; polymeric; monolithic; form; particles; dispersed; polymer; material consisting; ceramic material; inside surface; polymeric material; substrate surface; glass matrix; particles dispersed; surface serves; completely cover; metal armor; similar tough; tough material; ceramic mater; armor plate; constraint cells; constraint cell; /428/89/

Citation Formats

Calkins, Noel C. Glass matrix armor. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Calkins, Noel C. Glass matrix armor. United States.
Calkins, Noel C. Tue . "Glass matrix armor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867965.
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abstractNote = {An armor system which utilizes glass. A plurality of constraint cells are mounted on a surface of a substrate, which is metal armor plate or a similar tough material, such that the cells almost completely cover the surface of the substrate. Each constraint cell has a projectile-receiving wall parallel to the substrate surface and has sides which are perpendicular to and surround the perimeter of the receiving wall. The cells are mounted such that, in one embodiment, the substrate surface serves as a sixth side or closure for each cell. Each cell has inside of it a plate, termed the front plate, which is parallel to and in contact with substantially all of the inside surface of the receiving wall. The balance of each cell is completely filled with a projectile-abrading material consisting of glass and a ceramic material and, in certain embodiments, a polymeric material. The glass may be in monolithic form or particles of ceramic may be dispersed in a glass matrix. The ceramic material may be in monolithic form or may be in the form of particles dispersed in glass or dispersed in said polymer.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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