By Roy Laible
Ballistic fabrics and Penetration Mechanics bargains with ballistically protecting fabrics and penetration mechanics. The ebook discusses historic and sensible concerns of ballistic safeguard, together with steel armor, in addition to ballistic trying out technique, the facility of a protecting fabric to prevent or decelerate a selected projectile, and the theoretical features of penetration mechanics. It additionally highlights the significance of tension wave research within the penetration and spalling phenomena.
Organized into 12 chapters, this quantity starts with an summary of the background of the armor and the fashionable helmet. It proceeds with a dialogue of adaptations in ballistic try out tools, mistakes in try out tools, and the significance of the hardness and geometry of either the objective and the projectile. the following chapters concentrate on the significance of fibrous armor, fabrics which are visually obvious and proof against penetration via high-energy projectiles and fragments, and obvious armor and ceramic composite armor. The reader can also be brought to fabrics utilized in the layout of metal armor, the function of pressure waves within the penetration challenge, and using machine simulation to investigate ballistic influence experiments. The e-book appears to be like at numerical ideas for modeling hypervelocity impression and concludes with a bankruptcy at the penetration mechanics of fabric buildings.
This booklet is a invaluable source for scientists operating at govt, business, and collage laboratories, in addition to legislation enforcement officials and others who wish details on fabrics that supply the simplest defense opposed to harm from affects, explosions, and bullets.
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Fig. 13. Leg armor for aircrewmen. Fig. 14. Aircrewman with maximum armor coverage. 31 32 Fig. 15. ROY C. LAIBLE AND EDWARD BARRON Aircrewman under test for improved design. 7 to 8 kg depending upon the size of the individual while many times that amount of armor would be necessary on the aircraft to provide equivalent protection. Actually, the seat unit was so close to the pilot that little weight penalty was conceded. The real penalty for armoring the helicopter and/or the individ uals in the helicopter is reduced time in the air.
PATENT 3818756 (BARRON) EXP BODY ARMOR CM/ICM FRAG PROTECTIVE Y//A 3/4 COLLAR (12 PLY BALLISTIC N Y L O N ) BODY ARMOR FRAG PROTECTIVE ^ ^ H ITEMS TESTED LOAD PROFILE ANALYSIS kg 2 o JO JO > W D jo > r w > a w a > 3 r JO O to 00 HISTORY OF ARMOR Fig. 10. 29 Redesigned fragment p r o t e c t i v e vest. In a United States Army helicopter the pilot, co-pilot, gunner, and crew chief can all be injured by hostile fire. The hostile fire is usually high velocity, high energy rifle, and machine gun fire.