Assessment of Ballistic Performance for Transparent Material

  • Basim M. Fadhil Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Koya University, University Park, Danielle Mitterrand Boulevard, Koya KOY45, Kurdistan Region.
Keywords: Ballistic impact, Finite Element method, PMMA.


A finite element method was used to investigate the ballistic behavior of Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) under impact loading by spherical steel projectile with different ranges of velocities. Three different target thicknesses were used in the experimental and the numerical works. A mathematical model has been used for the ballistic limit based on the experimental results. It has been found that projectile velocity and target thickness play an important role in the ballistic behavior of PMMA. A good agreement was found between the numerical, experimental, and the analytical result.


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Author Biography

Basim M. Fadhil, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Koya University, University Park, Danielle Mitterrand Boulevard, Koya KOY45, Kurdistan Region.
Dr. Basim M.Fadhil is an Assistant Professor, head of Manufacturing Engineering Department at Koya University. He has a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. degree in Applied Mechanics and Ph.D. degree in Applied Mechanics. He is An Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE) UK. Dr. Fadhil has many scientific publications; (13) Journal Articles and (6) conference papers.


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How to Cite
Fadhil, B. M. (2014) “Assessment of Ballistic Performance for Transparent Material”, ARO-THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF KOYA UNIVERSITY, 2(1), pp. 12-15. doi: 10.14500/aro.10018.