Accession Number:

ADA029006

Title:

Ballistic Test Matrix for Kevlar Material

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Aug-Dec 73

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The National Institute for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration has established a program to develop an improved lightweight, inconspicuous armor for protection against the more common handgun threats. As a subtask of this program, ballistic tests were conducted for a matrix of materials, plies, and ballistics utilizing behind-the- armor deformation techniques backface signature. The purpose of these tests was to ascertain in a limited number of experiments any data trends in the backface signature parameters as functions of the incident ballistic parameters and material characteristics. Except for the small-caliber projectiles, which tend to slip through the weave and defeat the armor, the material backface signature appears to be dependent upon changes in striking kinetic energy, material mass, and material denier. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE