Accession Number:

ADA585444

Title:

Evaluating the Stability of a Metric for Determining the Health of Armor Plates

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING COMMAND WARREN MI SURVIVABILITY RESEARCH DIV

Report Date:

2010-04-13

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A method for evaluating the stability of a metric for determining the health of armor plates is presented. The metric is based on the following basic premise The amplitudes and locations of the major vibrational modes of an undamaged armor plate constitute a basic signature of the armor plate. Damaging the armor plate should cause changes to both the amplitude and position of the significant vibrational modes. A metric has been developed to exploit these changes in order to distinguish between an undamaged and a damaged plate.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Mechanics
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE