Accession Number : ADA311639

Title :   Onderzoek naar de Dynamische en Ballistische Sterkte van een Type Kunststof Lichtgewicht Paneel (Study to the Dynamic and Ballistic Strength of One Type of Lightweight Composite Panel).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Kasteele, R. M. van de ; Doormaal, J. C. van

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Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : A feasibility study has been carried out on the possibility to apply existing lightweight heat and pressure resistant panels for protection against ballistic and shock wave effects. The purpose of the investigation was to test experimentally one type of lightweight panel and determine its resistance against shock wave and ballistic effects. The panel was not designed for that purpose. Four panels were used for the dynamic resistance tests and one for the ballistic resistance tests. The dynamic resistance was studied by placing the panels at the end of a shock wave simulator and by loading them with a shock wave. The response of the panels under shock load was measured. The ballistic resistance was found by determining the limit speed of a fragmentation simulation projectile which was fired on the panel. The overall conclusion is that the panel in its present form is not suitable for the application as lightweight panel that should provide protection against shock wave of ballistic threat. Recommendations for improvements are given.

Descriptors :   *SHOCK WAVES, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *BALLISTICS, SIMULATORS, SIMULATION, THREATS, NETHERLANDS, DYNAMICS, PROJECTILES, RESISTANCE, PANELS, TEST METHODS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RESPONSE, STRENGTH(GENERAL), PRESSURE, LIGHTWEIGHT, HEAT, WAVES, FRAGMENTATION AMMUNITION, DYNAMIC TESTS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Ballistics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE