Accession Number : AD0713558

Title :   RUBBER TOUGHENED ACRYLIC POLYMERS FOR ARMOR APPLICATIONS

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, Robert W ; Roylance, Margaret E ; Thomas, George R

PDF Url : AD0713558

Report Date : Jan 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A program on the mechanical and dynamic properties of rubber toughened acrylic polymers has led to advanced materials. Improvements were achieved through the modification of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) by inclusion of rubber particles in the polymeric matrix. In the investigation a series of rubber modified acrylics was examined over a range of rubber contents from zero to 16 percent with marked improvements in the ballistic resistance being obtained.

Descriptors :   *ACRYLIC RESINS, *ARMOR, *REINFORCING MATERIALS, *RUBBER, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, IMPACT TESTS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PARTICLES, TERMINAL BALLISTICS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE