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Armour

Materials, Theory, and Design, 1st Edition

By Paul J. Hazell

CRC Press

395 pages

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Highlights Recent Advances in Materials/Armour TechnologyAs long as conflict exists in the world, protection technologies will always be in demand. Armour: Materials, Theory, and Design describes the existing and emerging protection technologies that are currently driving the latest advances in armour systems. This book explains the theory, applica

Table of Contents

Introduction. An Introduction to Materials. Bullets, Blast, Jets and Fragments. Penetration Mechanics. Stress Waves. Metallic Armour Materials and Structures. Ceramic Armour. Woven Fabrics and Composite Laminates for Armour Applications. Human Vulnerability. Blast and Ballistic Testing Techniques. Glossary. References.

About the Author

Paul J. Hazell is a professor of impact dynamics at UNSW Australia. His main research interests are shock loading, penetration mechanics, and lightweight armour optimization. He also teaches courses related to terminal ballistics and armour design at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Prior to coming to Australia, he worked for Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham. Hazell graduated from the University of Leeds in 1992 with a BEng (Hons) degree in mechanical engineering, and pursued his doctoral studies at the Shrivenham campus of Cranfield University (at the Royal Military College of Science).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science