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Doping with Tungsten - Bad for Humans, Great for Tanks

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posted on 11.01.2022, 15:44 by Daniel Powell
The distribution of energy within an armour system is a fundamental principle. The joining of the hard disruptive outer layer and soft absorbing backing layer is often a source of weakness in armour systems, causing premature failure and thus defeat of the armour. Novel adhesive techniques to join these thin layers together could have a greater impact on the armour performance with minimal additional weight. Doping epoxy with tungsten powder is one such technique that is currently being considered.

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m.j.smith@cranfield.ac.uk

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