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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 28, Number 6, April20 2008, pages 715-725

Effect of design parameters on the anti-penetration properties of space armor
Tso-Liang Teng, Ta-Ming Shih and Cheng-Chung Lu

    New types of armor, including space armor, multiple-layered armor, composite armor and modular armor have been successfully developed and installed on the armored vehicles of several nations. The protective capability of armor against penetration is established. Of developed composite armor, space armor has a simple structure and is easy to produce and can be produced at low cost. This study uses the
finite element package DYTRAN and the pre and post processor PNTRAN to elucidate the ballistic resistance and penetration of space armor. Factors such as armor thickness, space between armors and
projectile profile are considered. A technique for simulating the protection afforded by armor and supporting the design of space armor is developed.
Key Words
    Anti-penetration; space armor; DYTRAN.
Tso-Liang Teng: Dept. of Mechanical and automation Engineering, Da-Yeh University, 112 Shan-Jiau Rd.,
Dah-Tsuen, Chang-hua, Taiwan 515, R.O.C.
Ta-Ming Shih and Cheng-Chung Lu: Dept. of Weapon System Engineering, Chung Cheng Institute of Technology, National Defense University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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