Applications of Advanced Ceramics a special exhibition at
The International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred William J. Walker, Jr., Ph.D.
Ceramic Engineer and Guest Curator June 24 - September 25, 1997
is fabricated from boron carbide ceramic backed by reinforced plastic
laminate. When a projectile impacts the armor the projectile is fractured
by the ceramic. A major portion of the kinetic energy is absorbed
by the ceramic, with residual energy being absorbed by the backing.