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Carbon nanotube composite armours
2017-11-02, 03:58 PM
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Carbon nanotube composite armours
http://cecas.clemson.edu/~mica/Publications/Ref_149.pdf

Scientific paper dealing with
"Ballistic-protection performance of carbonnanotube-doped poly-vinyl-ester-epoxy matrix composite armor reinforced with E-glass fiber mats"

Might warrant a look, if only out of interest in modern armour concepts.

I' d love to have strong carbon hulled ships. Cool

I guess there is really not much need currently for another type of armour, in the scale of balance and things.

But I thought it might make a nice addition in the bigger picture, to have some non-metal armour types present. Supposedly, these would protect better against raw kinetic damage and less so (I would imagine) against EMP or Laser attacks.

I don' t know how cost/armour etc should be balanced though. It's a relatively light material, on par with light alloy. It offers slightly better protection (halfway between alloy and metal) at a higher price than alloy.
It could be potentially a lot better against lower-ap impact based attacks, but worse against high-ap weapons or energetic weaponry, also he.

Just spewing some thoughts here.

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2017-11-02, 06:00 PM
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RE: Carbon nanotube composite armours
(2017-11-02 03:58 PM)Carolus Magnus Wrote:  http://cecas.clemson.edu/~mica/Publications/Ref_149.pdf

Scientific paper dealing with
"Ballistic-protection performance of carbonnanotube-doped poly-vinyl-ester-epoxy matrix composite armor reinforced with E-glass fiber mats"

Might warrant a look, if only out of interest in modern armour concepts.

I' d love to have strong carbon hulled ships. Cool

I guess there is really not much need currently for another type of armour, in the scale of balance and things.

But I thought it might make a nice addition in the bigger picture, to have some non-metal armour types present. Supposedly, these would protect better against raw kinetic damage and less so (I would imagine) against EMP or Laser attacks.

I don' t know how cost/armour etc should be balanced though. It's a relatively light material, on par with light alloy. It offers slightly better protection (halfway between alloy and metal) at a higher price than alloy.
It could be potentially a lot better against lower-ap impact based attacks, but worse against high-ap weapons or energetic weaponry, also he.

Just spewing some thoughts here.

I wouldn't mind more specialised armours, and shields aside hollow point can be pretty tough to defend against so this could be that. It doesn't sound too OP since it can't float and would probably be quite expensive, but it is a pretty similar concept to LWA.

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