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Title: Constrained ceramic-filled polymer armor

Abstract

An armor system in which 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, which is a ceramic material in particulate form dispersed in a polymeric matrix.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Santa Fe, NM)
  2. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
867594
Patent Number(s):
4969386
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:
constrained; ceramic-filled; polymer; armor; 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; ceramic; particulate; form; dispersed; polymeric; matrix; polymeric matrix; ceramic material; inside surface; substrate surface; particulate form; surface serves; completely cover; metal armor; similar tough; tough material; ceramic mater; armor plate; constraint cells; constraint cell; /89/428/

Citation Formats

Sandstrom, Donald J., Calkins, Noel C., and Gac, Frank D. Constrained ceramic-filled polymer armor. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Sandstrom, Donald J., Calkins, Noel C., & Gac, Frank D. Constrained ceramic-filled polymer armor. United States.
Sandstrom, Donald J., Calkins, Noel C., and Gac, Frank D. Mon . "Constrained ceramic-filled polymer armor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867594.
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abstractNote = {An armor system in which 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, which is a ceramic material in particulate form dispersed in a polymeric matrix.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

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