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Ceramics for ballistic applications, EngD

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Surrey University
15 June 2012
Noelle Hartley
Engineering, Physics

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Ceramics for ballistic applications, EngD

Different ceramic materials respond in a variety of ways to the same ballistic threat and likewise the same ceramic material is capable of showing very different behaviours when the threat is changed. Further, the very nature of the threat-ceramic interaction (very short time frame, very high strain rates) makes this an extremely difficult process to model. Thus, currently, much of the material development is via a trial-and-error process and there is much to be done to move to a more scientific approach. The overarching aim of this project is to create a range of materials in the laboratory, testing the most promising ones and then transferring the technology to commercial production. 

Fully Funded Research Opportunities

Leading edge scientific research opportunities in Materials with the University of Surrey

We have a large number of funded opportunities at doctoral level, available for application now for a September 2012 entry.
Working closely with industry we have PhDs and EngDs in the area of:

Ceramics for ballistic applications, EngD

Eligibility criteria apply in line with the funding partner, EPSRC.
To register interest, please contact Noelle Hartley ( or 01483 683467

Surrey University

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