Surface characteristics of projectiles after frictional interaction with metal matrix composites under ballistic condition

Karamis M. B., Cerit A. A., Nair F.

WEAR, vol.261, no.7-8, pp.738-745, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 261 Issue: 7-8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wear.2006.01.015
  • Journal Name: WEAR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.738-745
  • Keywords: metal matrix composites, internal friction, impact behaviour, compression moulding, REINFORCED ALUMINUM-ALLOY, BEHAVIOR, DEFORMATION, FRACTURE, IMPACT, PLATES
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The surface characteristics of the AK-47 (7.62 mm x 39 mm Armour Piercing) and G3 (7.62 mm x 51 mm Armour Piercing) projectile tips were investigated after impacting an Al alloy reinforced with Al2O3 particles at high velocity. The composite samples were manufactured from Al-7075 by the squeeze casting method and they were subjected to ballistic impact tests as defined in related ballistic standards of the National Institute of Justice standards.