Accession Number:

ADA482742

Title:

Impulse on Blast Deflectors From a Landmine Explosion

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Land Mine Warfare
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE