HW# 1 - ceramics with a variety of composites Properties...

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Myung Oh 18 JAN 2011 MSE 250 It’s a Material World HW# 1 In completing this question, I chose military body armor. As the military encounters high powered assault rifles such as the Russian AK-47, body armor just made of soft Kevlar armor became insufficient to protect its ground forces. Thus, ceramic body armor was created. As the name of the armor mentions, the body armor is mainly made from
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Unformatted text preview: ceramics with a variety of composites. Properties that are essential in maximizing the stopping power of the armor is the shattering upon impact (lacks ductility) and the high level of hardness and strength of the low density ceramic armor to absorb the energy from high velocity rounds such as the 7.62 round from the AK-47 troops face in the hostile world today....
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