Future ceramic armours


  • Lundberg Patrik
  • Magnusson Pernilla

Publish date: 2003-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0921--SE

Pages: 15

Written in: Swedish


A gradient material, useful for armour application, is under development at FOI. The idea is to improve the protection capability and multi impact performance by mechanically joining the ceramic and the backing. The final material must have sufficient hardness on the outside to be able to erode and stop tungsten carbide projectiles. A graded material based on titanium carbide and titanium has been produced. Future work will focus on optimisation of the gradient to get the best relation between protection performance and structural properties.