Accession Number:

ADA229673

Title:

Explosively Welded Steel Patches for the Field Repair of Rolled Homogeneous Armor

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1985-Jul 1986

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A feasibility study was conducted to determine whether explosively welded steel patches could be used for battlefield repair of tank armor. Mild steel patches were bonded to rolled homogeneous armor plates in the laboratory and to the glacis and turret of a tank in the field. The patch design used a circular weld pattern, slurry explosive, a thin edge for ease of welding, and a reinforced center for additional strength and protection. Surface preparation was found to affect weld quality.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE