Nanostructured Bainite-Austenite Steel for Armours Construction

W. Burian, J. Marcisz, B. Garbarz, L. Starczewski
2014 Archives of Metallurgy and Materials  
Nanostructured bainite-austenite steels are applied in the armours construction due to their excellent combination of strength and ductility which enables to lower the armour weight and to improve the protection efficiency. Mechanical properties of the bainite-austenite steels can be controlled in the wide range by chemical composition and heat treatment. In the paper the results of investigation comprising measuring of quasi - static mechanical properties, dynamic yield stress and firing tests
more » ... of bainite-austenite steel NANOS-BA® are presented. Reported results show that the investigated bainite-austenite steel can be used for constructing add-on armour and that the armour fulfils requirements of protection level 2 of STANAG 4569. Obtained reduction in weight of the tested NANOS-BA® plates in comparison with the present solutions is about 30%.
doi:10.2478/amm-2014-0210 fatcat:4ehwhx6bbzcfpjsbx653zdcwfe