Accession Number:

AD0712074

Title:

DESIGNING AN OPTIMUM THIN BUMPER ON ARMOR PLATES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV RALEIGH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Considering the normal impact of a flat- headed object, it is shown that varying impedance mismatch one can maximize a characteristic response of a thin bumper on armor plates. The criterion is that the best impedance ratio of a thin bumper to a backing plate is 0.29. This indicates that the combinations such as duralumin-steel and ceramics-steel are very close to the optimum. Author-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE