Impulse on Blast Deflectors From a Landmine Explosion
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)
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Anti-mine blast deflectors are now used as a standard countermeasure to reduce land mine effects on a vehicles occupants, increasing their chances of survival. The blast deflectors are submitted to an impulse from the soil ejecta and detonation products resulting from a mine explosion. This memorandum presents algebraic equations to estimate the total impulse imparted to these deflectors. The proposed equations are suitable for use in a spreadsheet program and can be used by engineers and scientists to develop anti-mine protection systems.
- Land Mine Warfare