Tungsten Carbide and Possible Military Applications

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Poster presentation for the 2011 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing tungsten carbide and possible military applications.

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Brice, David. A. & Collins, Peter April 14, 2011.

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  • Collins, Peter University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; peter.collins@unt.edu

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Poster presentation for the 2011 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing tungsten carbide and possible military applications.

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Abstract: Tungsten carbide (WC) ceramics are extremely hard and exhibit great potential for use in military application. The purpose of this project is to show that tungsten carbide (WC) is a more effective material than Kevlar or steel when used for body armor. Tungsten carbide possesses a high measure of hardness that indicates a high resistance to deformation. Also, the methods of production, namely Pulsed Current Activated Sintering (PCAS), can increase these natural properties. To conclusively prove that WC can be used as body armor components, the material must be tested by firing armor piercing munitions at samples of the material.

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  • Eighth Annual University Scholars Day, 2011, Denton, Texas, United States

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  • April 14, 2011

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Brice, David. A. & Collins, Peter. Tungsten Carbide and Possible Military Applications, poster, April 14, 2011; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86697/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.