Accession Number:

ADA954884

Title:

Study of the Behavior of Light Personnel Armor Consisting of Metallic, or a Combination of Fibrous and Metallic Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MIDWEST RESEARCH INST KANSAS CITY MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1949-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

196.0

Abstract:

This study includes the effects of various fragment nose shapes, angles of incidence, higher velocities and smaller fragments. It was found that the previously developed formula for predicting light armor performance remains valid over the extended range of conditions for most of the materials studied. It is shown that the original formula can be modified to enable a designer to account for the effect of angle of incidence for metallic materials. Except in the case of fibrous materials, the effect of nose shape was found to be comparatively small for the range of shapes studied hence, no shape factor was included in the formula.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Textiles
  • Military Intelligence
  • Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE