A lightweight armor design for military vehicles with improved blast isolation characteristics. Achieved by the research targeting improvement based on specialized simulation based structural optimization algorithms, advanced/smart materials with integrated fabrication capabilities and design novelty establishing improved agility, maintainability and transportation
The carbon nanotubes infused carbon fiber laminate is an energy dissipation layer with an optimized core design for energy absorption. Integrated additive manufactured nanocomposite core structure, with each unit cell designed for maximum energy absorption. The CNT infused carbon fibers have an improved mechanical property of 20% and have an increased fatigue life of 2-20X.