Accession Number:

AD0259057

Title:

BALLISTIC PROTECTIVE BUOYANT MATERIALS

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly Rept. no. 5, 11 Jan 1961-31 Mar 1961

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA MELLON INST OF SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Unbonded staple-fiber batts were observed as impeding projectile penetration by causing it to tumble as well as increasing its effective size by wadding. Batts prepared from steel staple fibers were ineffective as ballistic armor. High-tensile wire screen in conjunction with an Orlon staple fiber batt increases the protective ability of the batt only when it is placed behind the fibers. The ballistic test method was modified by replacing the Al witness plate with a device capable of accurately determining the velocities of the projectiles which completely penetrate the armor samples. Using this technique, data were obtained and plotted for samples of 1.0 dpf Orlon staple fiber batts, 1.5 dpf Dacron staple fiber batts and Doron body armor. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE