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Predicting how an armor configuration will respond to ballistic threats, after having been exposed to multiple stresses for various lengths of time, is extremely difficult. At the same time, due to its direct effect on survivability, the development of a theoretical framework to predict the response of the armor, as a function of time in service, is crucial.
At DTB, we have formulated a framework to predict the response of complex armor configurations using a structured protocol, which involves:
These concepts have also been used for diverse applications, such as predicting the shelf life of components, including bearings and secondary batteries.
DTB’s client wanted the capability to predict the degradation of a variety of items in shelf-storage configurations. The client also needed to predict life improvement/degradation with alterations in packaging configurations.
Our solution was to develop a conceptual framework to include the aging of the packaging and contents, as well as the interaction effects between the packaging and contents. We also designed and performed aging protocols, including a comprehensive data analysis, to develop a capability to predict degradation kinetics by coupling Arrhenius and empirical components.