Paper number 1358
|OPTIMIZATION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF GRADIENT COMPOSITE ARMOR|
Frank K. Ko and Jun Chang
Department of Materials Engineering, Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA19104, USA
|Summary||Gradient Design Composite (GDC) was developed at Drexel University by a combination of material and geometry hybrid. Response Surface Analysis (RSA) methodology is used to optimize the specific ballistic limits of the GDC. The modified Florence's Model was used to generate virtual experimental results under a factorial design of experiment. Using this model a wide range of combinations of factors can be examined for a given objective function. The response surfaces generated in this study will provide guidance for the selection of optimum combination of design parameters for high performance composite armors.
||Keywords|| Response Surface Analysis (RSA), Gradient Design Composite (GDC), ballistic limit, optimization, composite armors.
Theme : Mechanical and Physical Properties ; Dynamic, Impact and crashworthiness
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