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Testing of body armor materials

phase III

by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Testing Armor Materials for Use by the U.S. Army

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Published by National Academies Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Armor,
  • Protective clothing,
  • Testing

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCommittee on Testing of Body Armor Materials for Use by the U.S. Army-Phase III, Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 339 p.
    Number of Pages339
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27091423M
    ISBN 100309255996
    ISBN 109780309255998
    LC Control Number2012554790
    OCLC/WorldCa800024907

      A ballistic witness material is used as a backing support for the body armor in a standards-based ballistic resistance test. The currently-required backing material for standards-based ballistic resistance testing of body armor, an artist modeling clay, suffers many drawbacks as a standard material. The new standard revises body armor classifications and testing methods by specifying the minimum performance requirements that equipment must meet to satisfy the requirements of criminal justice agencies and the methods that shall be used to test this performance.

    Dragon Skin is a type of ballistic vest formerly made by the now-defunct company Pinnacle Armor, currently produced in Missoula, Montana by North American Development Group LLC available for public, law-enforcement and military customers. Its characteristic two-inch-wide circular discs overlap like scale armor, creating a flexible vest that allows a good range of motion and is intended to. OTA Project Staff-Police Body Armor Standards and Testing Lionel S. Johns, Assistant Director, OTA Energy, Materials, and International Security Division Akin Shaw, International Security and Commerce Program Manager Michael B. Callaham, Project Director Brian McCue, Senior Analyst Jonathan Tucker,Analyst (through May ) Administrative Staff.

    Report on review of the testing of body armor materials for use by the U.S. Army: Responsibility: Committee to Review the Testing of Body Armor Materials for Use by the U.S. Army, National Research Council ; authoring organizations: Board on Army Science and Technology, [Division on] Engineering and Physical Sciences. A new way to test bullet proof vests. A unique approach has been created by Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to research the high-performance materials utilized in today’s body armor. As outlined in the Journal of Polymer Science, the scientific studies might help to boost the trust in the vest that protects safeguard military personnel, law enforcement.


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Testing of body armor materials by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Testing Armor Materials for Use by the U.S. Army Download PDF EPUB FB2

Testing of Body Armor Materials: Phase III provides a roadmap Testing of body armor materials book reduce the variability of clay processes and shows how to migrate from clay to future solutions, as well as considers the use of statistics to permit a more scientific determination of sample sizes to be used in body armor testing.

This report also develops ideas for revising or. : Testing of Body Armor Materials: Phase III (): National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Army Science and Technology, Committee on Testing of Body Armor Materials for Use by the U.S.

Armyâ¬"Phase III: Books. Introduction --Overview of body armor --Historical basis for current body armor testing --Clay and backing materials --Instrumentation and procedures for measuring an indent in a clay backing material --Statistical considerations in body armor testing --Helmet testing --Medical basis for future body armor testing --Future improvements in.

Roma Plastilina (RP) # 1 clay has been used as a backing material in ballistic testing of body armor. Column-drop tests are conducted to assess the suitability of RP # 1 clay for ballistic tests.

Overview of Body Armor. The purpose of this overview is to provide a broad introduction to the nature of ceramic body armor plates and helmets as used by many U.S.

servicemen and women; the medical basis for determining the relationships among body armor, blunt force trauma in humans and the testing of body armor; and techniques used by the U.S. Army to test the effectiveness of body armor. Testing of Body Armor Materials: Phase III provides a roadmap to reduce the variability of clay processes and shows how to migrate from clay to future solutions, as well as considers the use of statistics to permit a more scientific determination of sample sizes to be used in body armor testing.

The Science of Armour Materials comprehensively covers the range of armor materials from steels and light alloys, through glasses and ceramics, to fibers, textiles, and protective book also discusses aspects of analytical and numerical modeling, as well as laboratory-based high-strain rate testing and ballistic testing methodologies.

This chapter will primarily discuss testing of soft body armor, rigid body armor plates, ballistic-resistant helmets, and vehicular armor. While the physical properties of these types of armor may differ widely, and the types of projectiles they are intended to defeat may also vary greatly, the common purpose for all is to act as a barrier.

Quantifying and optimizing ceramic armor systems require attention to the following factors where RHA armor steel is the reference material in all cases.

AD: Areal density measured in kg/m lower this is, the more weight efficient the armor. • V Projectile velocity (for a given projectile type, armor system, and AD value) at which 50% of impact events correspond to penetration, and.

This important book reviews these requirements, how the materials used for ballistic composites meet them and their range of applications. After an introductory chapter, Lightweight ballistic composites is split into two main sections.

The first part of the book explores material requirements and testing. TR armor standard (Germany) The Technische Richtlinie (TR) Ballistische Schutzwesten is a regulation guide in Germany for body armor. It is mainly issued for body armor used by the German police, but also for the German armed forces and civilian avaible body armor.

Producers have to meet the criteria of the TR, if they want to participate in open competitive bidding made by German agencies. H.P. White Laboratory, an Intertek company, has made an announcement that after 83 years it ceases operations at Ma H.P.

White has been one of the most renowed independent test laboratories worldwide and known especially for ballistic resistance testing including body armor, helmets, vehicle armor, structural armor, and more. H.P. White was the first NIJ-approved test. Body armor, also known as body armour, personal armor/armour, or a suit/coat of armour, is protective clothing designed to absorb or deflect physical ically used to protect military personnel, today it is also used by various types of police (riot police in particular), private security guards or bodyguards, and occasionally ordinary civilians.

A bomb suit, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) suit or a blast suit is a heavy suit of body armor designed to withstand the pressure generated by a bomb and any fragments the bomb may produce. It is usually worn by trained personnel attempting bomb contrast to ballistic body armors, which usually focus on protecting the torso and head, a bomb suit must protect all parts of the body.

BALLISTIC TESTING METHODOLOGY. The helmet ballistic testing methodology has been derived from existing body armor testing methods.

The methodology for ballistic testing for body armor follows from testing done in the late s by Prather et al. () that, however tenuously, connects the current body armor methods and the test measures to some evidence of injury (NRC,).

Get this from a library. Testing of body armor materials for use by the U.S. Army. Phase II: letter report. [National Research Council (U.S.). Committee to Review the Testing of Body Armor Materials for Use by the U.S. Army.; National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Army Science and Technology.; National Research Council (U.S.).

Journal Article 6: Coppola, M. (February, ). Ballistic Body Armor: A Closer Look at the Follow-Up Inspection and Testing Program. NIJ Journal/Issue No. Summary The NIJ has been developing standards for body armor for over 40 years.

Although it is not a requirement for manufacturers worldwide to conform to these NIJ standards, it is. Body armor is not the only item worn or carried by warfighters, as shown in Fig. Other items include communications devices, night vision equipment, water supply, ammunition, etc.

Cumulatively weighing 55– lbs depending on mission [28], these items affect warfighter performance, and researchers have been exploring a variety of approaches to alleviate the weight and mobility burden.

Several global manufacturers are in the business of developing and refining materials used in body armor. Those companies are competing fiercely to develop the lightest and most durable body armor materials possible.

In a desert environment a difference in vest weight of 1 kg or less can mean the difference between life and death. Hard Armor Materials A good quality body armor vest is typically made up of more than one material. For instance, you may find options with Kevlar coupled with hard amour protective plates of metal such as steel in areas where extra protection is needed such as over the heart.

• For body armor, it is a destructive ballistic test – I.e., representative armor is shot at under various conditions Body Armor Testing, In Brief Source: Phase II Report on Review of the Testing of Body Armor Materials for Use by the 3 U.S.

Army, The National Academies, Ap   Before testing the EnGarde hard body armor, I placed the two hard ceramic plates, along with the two soft armor panels in the plate carrier that was sent to me – it was easy to insert the plates and the soft panel, however it took a little bit of time to .Quality Assurance Testing of used ballistic Vests, Special Threat Testing, Field Training Program for Customers and our field Rep’s., Shooting Demonstrations, and Quality Control Testing of Ballistic Materials is also conducted.

U.S. Armor is an ISO and ISO certified manufacturer for environmental, quality control processes and.