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Use of an image converter camera for analysis of ballistic resistance of lightweight armor materials
Author(s): J. L.M.J. van Bree; E. J.M. van Riet
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Paper Abstract

Experiments to measure the ballistic resistance of light weight armour materials normally comprise the determination of the ballistic limit velocity V50 for a standardized fragment simulating projectile. However, in order to characterize these materials in more detail, it is of great interest to know the dynamic response of armour materials at impact. To this end, high speed photography is used to monitor target behaviour during impact and subsequent perforation in a timeresolved manner. Moreover, in the field of personal protection it is of importance to know the maximum temporary indentation for nonpenetrating projectiles at impact velocities near the critical V50 velocity as a parameter for trauma-effect. Experiments, making use of a Imacon camera, are described in which materials for light weight armour applications were screened.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23994
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J. L.M.J. van Bree, TNO Prins Maurits Lab. (Netherlands)
E. J.M. van Riet, TNO Prins Maurits Lab. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1358:
19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Peter W. W. Fuller, Editor(s)

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