|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||Ballistic Behavior of Walnut Shell Composite
||Larissa Fernandes Nunes, Raphael Henrique Morais Reis, Michelle Souza Oliveira, Sergio Neves Monteiro
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Michelle Souza Oliveira
Walnut shell is an eco-friendly abrasive material used in applications such as: industrial blasting, parts cleaning, paint stripping and others. In the present work, the Walnut shell composite was investigated as Multilayered Armor System (MAS) intermediate layer. The composite was reinforced with 10% vol. of Walnut Shell in an epoxy matrix. Ballistic tests were performed to insure the residual velocity of the projectile in this composite after the impact. The fracture aspects were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results indicated that the Walnut shell composites may not be used as a second layer into a MAS. However, the Walnut shell presented a higher residual velocity than pure epoxy.