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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 698476, 8 pages
Research Article

Modelling of Ballistic Impact over a Ceramic-Metal Protection System

1Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNESC), Unidade Acadêmica de Ciências, Engenharias e Tecnologia, 88806-000 Criciúma, SC, Brazil
2Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Centro Tecnológico, Departamento de Engenharia Química, 88040-900 Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
3Construções Mecânicas Cocal Ltda, 88845-000 Cocal do Sul, SC, Brazil
4Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Institute of Advanced Ceramics, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
5Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Centro de Engenharia da Mobilidade, 89218-000 Joinville, SC, Brazil

Received 24 February 2013; Revised 26 September 2013; Accepted 1 October 2013

Academic Editor: Augusto Deus

Copyright © 2013 Leandro Neckel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The behavior of ceramic-metal protection against a projectile impact is modeled. The model takes into account the mass and velocity for each stage of the phenomenon. A former model was modified considering more realistic parameters such as geometries and deformation profile. To analyze the model, simulations on different parameters have been run. The impact results of different ballistic projectiles were simulated, and the movement was plotted. In addition, a deterministic simulation on the mechanical properties of the back metal plate properties was done.