2018 №08 (06) DOI of Article
2018 №08 (08)

TPWJ, 2018, #8, 39-43 pages
Materials for individual armour protection (Review)

Journal                    The Paton Welding Journal
Publisher                 International Association «Welding»
ISSN                      0957-798X (print)
Issue                       #8, 2018 (August)
Pages                      39-43
A.A. Babinets1, I.A. Ryabtsev1 and A.I. Panfilov2
1E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua
2LLC «Steel Wrok», Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. E-mail: a.panfilov@steel-work.net
In the paper the available literature data on the properties of different materials, currently used in the means of individual armour protection, were analyzed and the methods for improving their bulletproof and other operational properties were evaluated. It is shown that at the present time to create the means of individual armour protection, a variety of materials are used: fabric aramid or polyethylene fibers, metal plates based on steels, titanium, aluminum and their alloys, as well as ceramics based on boron and silicon carbides, etc. The main advantages and disadvantages of these armoured materials are shown. On the basis of literary data, it was established that for the 3rd–5th class of protection, the armoured plates of structural alloyed steels were widely used. To minimize the disadvantages inherent in steel armoured plates, it is necessary to apply bimetallic compositions with alternating hard and soft layers, produced, among others, by welding or surfacing methods. 20 Ref., 4 Tables, 3 Figures.
Keywords: individual armour protection, classes of protection, armoured plates, properties of armoured materials, bulletproof, armour steels, composites, multilayer materials
Received:                19.06.18
Published:               01.10.18
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