Document Type : Original Article

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1 M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2 Professor, University Complex of Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, University Complex of Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

4 Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

5 PhD student in Aerospace Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

This study was designed to investigate the ballistic behavior of ceramic-reinforced aluminum composite plates numerically and experimentally and to present an optimal sample design. The parameters studied were ceramic reinforcement percentage and type of matrix alloy. This study used the matrix alloys 6061, 7075, and 5083. The percentage of ceramics used in this study is 15, 30, and 45% by weight. The samples are in three thicknesses of 20, 25, and 30 mm. 27 simulated samples were numerically analyzed with Abaqus finite element software in this study based on existing ballistic protection criteria, one then determines the optimal numerical sample. Using the squeeze casting method, a laboratory sample has been made and experimentally tested to evaluate the numerical results. Lastly, the numerical analysis and the experimental test were compared and the optimal sample was determined.

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Article Title [فارسی]

Numerical and experimental analysis of Ballistic behavior of ceramic-reinforced Aluminum matrix composites plates

Authors [فارسی]

  • Ali Ansari 1
  • Jafar Eskandari Jam 2
  • Ali Alizadeh 3
  • Mohsen Heydari Beni 4
  • Majid Eskandari Shahraki 5

1 M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2 Professor, University Complex of Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, University Complex of Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

4 Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

5 PhD student in Aerospace Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract [فارسی]

This study was designed to investigate the ballistic behavior of ceramic-reinforced aluminum composite plates numerically and experimentally and to present an optimal sample design. The parameters studied were ceramic reinforcement percentage and type of matrix alloy. This study used the matrix alloys 6061, 7075, and 5083. The percentage of ceramics used in this study is 15, 30, and 45% by weight. The samples are in three thicknesses of 20, 25, and 30 mm. 27 simulated samples were numerically analyzed with Abaqus finite element software in this study based on existing ballistic protection criteria, one then determines the optimal numerical sample. Using the squeeze casting method, a laboratory sample has been made and experimentally tested to evaluate the numerical results. Lastly, the numerical analysis and the experimental test were compared and the optimal sample was determined.

Keywords [فارسی]

  • Ballistic
  • Aluminum matrix composite
  • Ceramic
  • Finite elements
  • Armor
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