Accession Number : ADA313610

Title :   Literature Search of Light Construction Materials for Application in Protective Structures (Literatuurstudie naar lichte constructiematerialen voor toepassing in de beschermingskunde).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : VAN Doormaal, J. C.

PDF Url : ADA313610

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : At the request of MoD/DGW&T (Infrastructural Department) a literature research has been carried out on light construction materials, which might be suitable for application in protective structures. Because of the out-of-area operations with which the armed force is occupied these days, there is interest in light materials because of transport. The characteristics of light metal, ceramics, plastics en composites are given. It is not possible to specify one material as the most suitable. Each material has its positive and negative characteristics. The appropriateness of a material depends on the specific demands, which are not specified. It is advised to keep following the developments in the field of light weight materials and to fill up gaps in the knowledge of the dynamic behaviour of promising materials by testing them under blast and impact. Furthermore it is advised not to focus only on the choice of a good material, but to pay also attention to the construction aspects, such as the connections.

Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM ALLOYS, *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, *CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, ARMOR, LITERATURE SURVEYS, NETHERLANDS, POLYMERS, SHOCK WAVES, CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, IMPACT STRENGTH, CERAMIC MATERIALS, IMPACT SHOCK, LIGHTWEIGHT, BLAST LOADS, BALLISTICS, DUTCH LANGUAGE, TITANIUM ALLOYS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE