Accession Number:

ADA329237

Title:

Material Analysis and Tests on Three Samples of Retaining Springs in the Fuse Components of the Antipersonnel Obstacle Breaching System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Fuse tests were conducted on the fuse components of the Antipersonnel Obstacle Breaching System APOBS to evaluate three slightly varied spring designs of the u-shaped stainless steel retaining spring samples. Few failures occurred with the spring samples. With one particular spring design, popping out occurred during the tests whereas, the spring samples of the other two designs did not fail. A material investigation was performed to determine why one spring design would cause occasional failures during the fuse tests. The primary cause of a few spring failures was due to the fact that the failed spring design did not allow full engagement of the spring in the fuse components of the APOBS.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE