Accession Number : AD0164775

Title :   Anti-Spall Lightweight Armor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gulbierz,Joseph E. ; Bohan,Charles F.

Report Date : 13 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent concerns a shock absorbent layered combination of materials. It comprises: an outer layer possessing a tensile strength of between 10 to the 4th power and 10 to the 6th power pounds per square inch and an elastic modulus of between 10 to the 5th power and 10 to the 8th power pounds per square inch; and a deformable inner layer rigidly adhered to said outer layer, wherein the material constituting said outer layer possesses both a higher tensile strength and a higher elastic modulus than the material constituting said inner layer.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Armor, *Military vehicles, Steel, Hardness, Spallation, Tensile strength, Elastic properties

Subject Categories : Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE