The Science of Armour Materials

  • 12h 39m
  • Ian G. Crouch (ed)
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2017

The Science of Armour Materials comprehensively covers the range of armour materials from steels and light alloys, through glasses and ceramics, to fibres, textiles and protective apparel. Each chapter is written from an international perspective, including reviews of the current, global literature, and incorporates case studies that focus upon real life applications, research outcomes and lessons learnt.

Following the introductory chapter, initial topics include armour steels, light alloys, laminated materials, polymers and fibre reinforced plastics as armour materials. The book then continues to discuss glasses and ceramics, mathematical and analytical modelling techniques, and numerical modelling and simulations of armour materials. Ballistic testing methodologies are also covered before the concluding chapter.

This book provides a cross-disciplinary approach that brings together expertise in materials science and defense engineering, and would be a useful text for final-year undergraduates, post-graduates, post-doctorates, research scientists, defence engineers, R&D managers, and senior defence personnel.

About the Editor

Dr Ian G Crouch is an armour consultant and currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne. From 2008, until 2013, he headed the Armour Technologies division at Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) responsible for design, development and production of body armour components, especially those for the Australian Defence Force and various Police Services around the world. Jim Arthur is the Chief Operating Officer at Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC), Australia. He holds a BSc (Hons) from Australian National University, a MEnvSc from Monash University and a GAICD.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Foreword
  • Forethought
  • Introduction to Armour Materials
  • Armour Steels
  • Light Alloys
  • Laminated Materials and Layered Structures
  • Polymers and Fibre-Reinforced Plastics
  • Fibres, Textiles and Protective Apparel
  • Glasses and Ceramics
  • Analytical Techniques and Mathematical Modelling
  • Numerical Modelling and Computer Simulations
  • High Strain Rate and Specialised Testing
  • Ballistic Testing Methodologies
  • The Future of Armour Materials