Accession Number : ADD009977

Title :   High-Energy-Beam-Hardened Armor Plate.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lim,Kenneth K

Report Date : 30 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Briefly the aforestated objects are achieved by subjecting various armor plates of predetermined hardness to high energy beams, such as generated by lasers and suitable electron beam generators. By this novel method, there are created the varied area patterns of preferably varied degrees of hardness in combination with various armor plate material of initial different hardness, thus improving the penetration-resistance thereof to potential armor piercing projectiles. Various patterns of hardness and of plate arrangement can be made. These will be discussed and described in more detail hereinafter, taken in conjunction with the following illustrative drawing figures.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Armor plate, *Radiation hardening, *Laser beams, *Electron beams, *Heat treatment, Armor piercing ammunition, Hardness, Area coverage, Deflection, Terminal ballistics

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Ballistics
      Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE