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Armor structures

United States Patent

7,350,450
April 1, 2008
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An armor structure includes first and second layers individually containing a plurality of i-beams. Individual i-beams have a pair of longitudinal flanges interconnected by a longitudinal crosspiece and defining opposing longitudinal channels between the pair of flanges. The i-beams within individual of the first and second layers run parallel. The laterally outermost faces of the flanges of adjacent i-beams face one another. One of the longitudinal channels in each of the first and second layers faces one of the longitudinal channels in the other of the first and second layers. The channels of the first layer run parallel with the channels of the second layer. The flanges of the first and second layers overlap with the crosspieces of the other of the first and second layers, and portions of said flanges are received within the facing channels of the i-beams of the other of the first and second layers.
Chu; Henry Shiu-Hung (Idaho Falls, ID), Lacy; Jeffrey M. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 532,728
September 18, 2006
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.