Armour: Materials, Theory, and Design | Introduction
This one-day course is based on the reference book of the same name by the course presenter. It provides an introduction to the armour systems and technologies that can be applied to personnel, vehicles, ships and structures as well as providing the attendee an introduction to the material science concepts that are important for armour construction. It also provides an introduction to some of the threat technologies that exist. Although this course is moderately technical in nature it is suitable for a non-technical audience.
Attendees will receive a comprehensive set of notes covering the lecture content.
Duration: 1 day
Delivery mode: Classroom
In-house: All states and neighbouring countries, contact the Professional Education Course Unit for more information. Recommended for groups of 10 or more.
What you will receive:
- Compresehensive set of course notes
- UNSW Canberra certificate of attendance
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
Anyone requiring an introduction to protection technologies including (and not limited to): managers; police; design engineers; civil engineers; city planners; material scientists; systems engineers; project managers; serving military personnel; business managers and those working to combat terrorism.
Introduction to Protection
An introduction to armour concepts | The survivability onion | What affects armour performance? | Obliquity |Strength of materials | Whittaker’s approach | Structural vs appliqué | Homogeneous vs laminate | Passive vs reactive vs active | Spacing.
Introduction to Armour Materials
How are materials used in armour construction | The structure of materials | The mechanics of material behaviour | An introduction to material properties and testing techniques | Dynamic behaviour.
A session will be provided so that the student can work through some of the issues raised in this course under the guidance of the course presenter.
Introduction to the Threats facing Armour
Ammunition concepts | Small arms and bullets | Armour-Piercing Discarding-Sabot (APDS) rounds | Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilised Discarding-Sabot (APFSDS) rounds | Shaped charge | A discussion on ammunition construction and performance.
Paul has over 20 years of experience studying the impact behaviour of materials. In 2012 he moved to Canberra, Australia from the UK to take up the post of Professor of Impact Dynamics at UNSW Canberra. Before taking this position he was Head of the Centre for Ordnance Science and Technology at Cranfield University’s Shrivenham campus (at the UK Defence Academy). He has published extensively, appeared in several documentaries and presented his research work at numerous symposia. He has published two books on protection technologies with the most recent called ‘ARMOUR: Materials, Theory, and Design’ (CRC Press, 2015).
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