Accession Number : AD0289258


Title :   INVESTIGATION OF FOOTWEAR FOR PROTECTION AGAINST LAND MINES


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL


Personal Author(s) : MACDONALD, JOHN L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/289258.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1962


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : The development of protective footwear that is resistant to small anti-personnel mine blast effects is discussed. One objective is to determine the degree of protection or attenuation which must be provided by the protective footwear. This objective is related to the damage threshold or capabilities of the foot to tolerate abrupt impulsive loadings and the physical characteristics of the exploding mine. Accordingly, this program was established to provide a device which would simulate a controlled explosive environment to be used for the assessment of the damage threshold of an unprotected human foot. An additional objective is the determination of the pressure-time and impulse generated by an anti-personnel mine. The M-14 anti-personnal mine is to be used for this investigation.


Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , EXPLOSIONS , ATTENUATION , WOUNDS AND INJURIES , BLAST , LAND MINES , PRESSURE BREATHING


Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare
      Protective Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE