INVESTIGATION OF FOOTWEAR FOR PROTECTION AGAINST LAND MINES
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL
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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.
- Land Mine Warfare
- Protective Equipment