Project description

The static and dynamic properties of metallic materials for ballistic protection are gradually approaching the limits of what is physically possible. That is why their development is very expensive and the time intervals for the introduction of new materials are increasing. Conventional material characterization methods such as tensile testing, Charpy impact tests, etc. only offer limited information about the ballistic properties of materials and can be time-consuming. The aim of this project is to develop a high throughput method in which as many different metallic materials as possible can be characterized as quickly and efficiently as possible on a model scale. Various methods, in which very high strain rates (> 106 s-1) are achieved, can be used for this purpose. The various materials to be examined can be produced, for example, by means of additive manufacturing (e.g. DED, Direct Energy Deposition) in the form of graded specimens. 

This project is investigated in collaboration with the Bundeswehr Research Institute for Materials, Fuels and Lubricantslogo-wiweb.png