Evaluation of Nonexpendable Mine Clearing Roller Wheels under Blast Attack
Final rept. Oct 1970-Jan 1971
ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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The project experimentally evaluated configurations and materials for mine clearing roller wheels required to withstand the effects of three detonations of 30 pounds of explosives each. The tests were conducted using one- fourth geometric scale-model wheels and suitably scaled explosive charges. 4340, T-1, HY-100, and 4330 steels were tested in a flat-rimmed and two curved-rim wheel configurations, and the impulse imparted to these wheels was experimentally determined.
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