Enhancing the explosive characteristics of a Semtex explosive by involving admixtures of BCHMX and HMX
A well-known ternary plastic explosive, Czech Semtex 1H, contains a mixture of PETN and RDX softened by SBR. In this work, BCHMX was used to replace PETN in Semtex 1H to form Sem-BC+RDX. In addition,...
Experimental study of bullet-proofing capabilities of Kevlar, of different weights and number of layers, with 9 mm projectiles
Kevlar is the most commonly used material as armour for protection against bullets used in hand guns because of its impact resistance, high strength and low weight. These properties make Kevlar an ideal...
This paper presents the rigorous study of mobile robot navigation techniques used so far. The step by step investigations of classical and reactive approaches are made here to understand the development...
The defence sector is now at an advanced level, catering to the global scenario, and countries also invest heavily in research and development. Countries around the world have spent a lot of money on...
The laser technology has made remarkable progress over the past couple of decades. It is being widely employed in diverse domains, such as holography, space sciences, spectroscopy, medical sciences,...
Cold Metal Transfer technology has revolutionized the welding of dissimilar metals and thicker materials by producing improved weld bead aesthetics with controlled metal deposition and low heat-input....
In this review, excerpts from the literature of thermobaric (TBX) and enhanced blast explosives (EBX) that are concentrated on studies that include their compositions, properties, reactive metal components,...
Performance analysis and design of loitering munitions: A comprehensive technical survey of recent developments
Loitering munitions are increasingly used in armed conflicts. An extensive database of loitering munitions is developed based on information available in the public domain. This database includes dimensions,...
A new model has been defined that enables the estimation of the lethal radius (radius of efficiency) of HE (High Explosive) artillery projectiles against human targets. The model is made of several...
A review on machinability of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite materials
Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials are heterogeneous and anisotropic materials that do not exhibit plastic deformation. They have been used in a wide range of contemporary applications...
Recent progress in developing ballistic and anti-impact materials: Nanotechnology and main approaches
With increasing international and civilian conflicts, developing advanced body armor has become an emerging field in academia and industry. Nanotechnology, by means of, incorporating nanomaterials,...
The personal protective equipment (PPE) based on individual combat: A systematic review and trend analysis
With the development of ordnance technology, the survival and safety of individual combatants in high-tech warfare are under serious threat, and the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as an important...
Carbon-based composites, including carbon reinforced composites and carbon-matrix composites, in defence technologies have raised a lot of attention due to its significant physical capabilities, superior...
This is a very timely review of body armour materials and systems since new test standards are currently being written, or reviewed, and new, innovative products released. Of greatest importance, however,...
Dynamic impact protective body armour: A comprehensive appraisal on panel engineering design and its prospective materials
Personal body armour is one of the most important pieces of equipment to protect human beings from various critical and fatal injuries. In today’s modern world, various organizations including law enforcement...
A critical review on solid-state welding of high entropy alloys– processing, microstructural characteristics and mechanical properties of joints
Available online 5 August 2023
The high entropy alloys (HEAs) are the newly developed high-performance materials that have gained significant importance in defence, nuclear and aerospace sector due to their superior mechanical properties,...
With limited number of labeled samples, hyperspectral image (HSI) classification is a difficult Problem in current research. The graph neural network (GNN) has emerged as an approach to semi-supervised...
A review on the high energy oxidizer ammonium dinitramide: Its synthesis, thermal decomposition, hygroscopicity, and application in energetic materials
Ammonium dinitramide (ADN) is considered as a potential substitute for ammonium perchlorate in energetic materials due to its high density, positive oxygen balance, and halogen-free characteristics....
Ballistic penetration damages of hybrid plain-woven laminates with carbon, Kevlar and UHMWPE fibers in different stacking sequences
Hybrid composite materials combine different fibers in preform and take advantages of different mechanical behaviors for improving ballistic impact damage tolerances. Here we report ballistic impact...
There is an ever-growing demand for lightweighting of steel for structural applications, particularly for automobile and transportation applications. It is mainly to improve the fuel efficiency, reduce...
Ballistic design and testing of a composite armour reinforced by CNTs suitable for armoured vehicles
Available online 26 April 2023
This paper is investigating the use of composite armour reinforced by nanomaterials, for the protection of light armoured (LAV) and medium armoured military vehicles (MAV), and the interaction between...
Effect of welding processes on mechanical and microstructural characteristics of high strength low alloy naval grade steel joints
Naval grade high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels can be easily welded by all types of fusion welding processes. However, fusion welding of these steels leads to the problems such as cold cracking,...
The research progress of swarm robotics is reviewed in details. The swarm robotics inspired from nature is a combination of swarm intelligence and robotics, which shows a great potential in several...
Achieving high hitting accuracy for a main battle tank is challenging while the tank is on the move. This can be reached by proper design of a weapon control and gun system. In order to design an effective...
The waveform of the explosion shock wave under free-field air explosion is an extremely complex problem. It is generally considered that the waveform consists of overpressure peak, positive pressure...