Vulnerability Analyses for the Command and Control Vehicle (C2V); A supporting Penetration Equation for Aluminum-Kevlar Composites
Final rept. Oct-Dec 1993
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The Logistical and Tactical Targets Branch LTTB of the Ballistic Vulnerability Lethality Division BVLD has a requirement to conduct vulnerability analyses for the Command and Control Vehicle C2V. Analysts in LTTB recognized the need for a single penetration algorithm for evaluating the aluminum-Kevlar composites serving as C2V armor materials. Existing penetration equations were not developed to address composites. The Systems Analysis Branch SAB designed and executed an experimental program to provide support for the development of a penetration algorithm for armor-piercing AP projectiles against aluminum-Kevlar composites. The Simulation Technology Division STD assisted SAB in the program design and developed an algorithm for predicting residual velocity behind aluminum-Kevlar composites. This report documents the experimental program, results, and modeling efforts.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Combat Vehicles