Accession Number : AD0785601

Title :   New Materials and Construction for Improved Helmets,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MASS

Personal Author(s) : Alesi,Alan L. ; Ames,Richard P. ; Gagne,Roger A. ; Litman,Alan M. ; Prifti,Joseph J.

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This paper considers the XP and Kevlar materials and some pro-blems posed by their 6newness6 and unusual characteristics in their application to helmets. The preparation of flat laminates and helmet constructions and their testing in several ways for 6durability6 and for fragment penetration resistance capabilities are presented. The suitability of these materials and construc-tions thereof for helmets are evaluated and remaining problems to successful application will be identified. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   *Helmets, *Military applications, Materials, Polypropylene, Films, Glass textiles, Polyamide plastics, Protection, Terminal ballistics

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE