Accession Number : ADD009033

Title :   Composite Floor Armor for Military Tanks and the Likes.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Miguel,Anthony San

Report Date : 28 Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A novel composite armor for armored vehicles which attenuates mine blast loading better than monolithic steel armor plate of equal areal density without structural fracture. The disclosed composite armor, particularly used as vehicle floor armor, is designed so as to greatly enhance not only crew survivability, by markedly reduced compressive shock effect, but also vehicular integrity. The novel composite armor in most preferred embodiments comprises layers of high density steel honeycomb, balsa wood, and ballistic-resistant nylon such as KEVLAR, sandwiched in various arrangements between outer layers of steel armor plate.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, Composite armor, Armor plate, Tanks(Combat vehicles), Armored vehicles, Blast loads, Mines(Ordnance), Shaped charges, Structural analysis, Floors, Survival(Personnel), Steel, Fracture(Mechanics)

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE