A Numerical Investigation of High Speed Projectile Impact on Ceramic Plates

Ahmed H., Uddin E., Mubashar A., Ul Haq S. W.

15th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), Islamabad, Pakistan, 9 - 13 January 2018, pp.184-187 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Islamabad
  • Country: Pakistan
  • Page Numbers: pp.184-187
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


With the advancements in the warfare technology, there is a need to have an equal armour protection to help the law enforcement agencies. Since the experimentation is expensive and time consuming and involves various constraints, the finite element codes are an alternative that can predict the projectile impact phenomena. Silicon Carbide is a ceramic known to perform well against projectile penetration. This study is based on investigation of the behaviour of Silicon Carbide of varied thicknesses against a 12.7 mm AP tracer projectile using numerical simulations.