Mesomechanical Constitutive Relations for Glass and Ceramic Armor


Curran, D. R., Shockey, D. A., & Simons, J. W. (2009). MESOMECI’IANICAL CONSTITUTIVE RELATIONS FOR GLASS AND CERAMIC ARMOR. Advances in Ceramic Armor IV, Volume 29, Issue 6, (6), 3.


A major challenge in achieving a physics-based computational capability for designing glass and ceramic armor is a damage evolution and fragment flow model that is usable in continuum codes. We describe a model that uses microfailure and fragment flow constitutive data, show how the model links to continuum models, and compare computational results with glass penetration tests. 

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