DYMAT Collaborating Organisation

Lightweight Armour Group (LWAG)

The subjects of the LWAG are the study of all modern body and vehicle armour and also the study of armour systems as a whole. There have been large developments in both types of armour in recent years and we hope to understand these changes and improve upon them.

LWAG is interested in all armour materials such as ceramics, all plastics materials such as polyamides and woven materials, metal matrix composites (MMCs), ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), metallic foams and naturally occurring porous materials such as cork.

It is hoped that via Workshops, LWAG can help improve on the design of armour and armour systems as well as study the use of computer codes, where applicable.

Contact: Prof. Bradley Dodd