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Laminate armor and related methods

United States Patent

February 26, 2013
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Laminate armor and methods of manufacturing laminate armor. Specifically, laminate armor plates comprising a commercially pure titanium layer and a titanium alloy layer bonded to the commercially pure titanium outer layer are disclosed, wherein an average thickness of the titanium alloy inner layer is about four times an average thickness of the commercially pure titanium outer layer. In use, the titanium alloy layer is positioned facing an area to be protected. Additionally, roll-bonding methods for manufacturing laminate armor plates are disclosed.
Chu; Henry S. (Idaho Falls, ID), Lillo; Thomas M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Zagula; Thomas M. (Rigby, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 325,510
December 1, 2008
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID 14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.