Characterization of buried landmine blast

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Authors
  1. Roberts, W.
  2. Ceh, M.
  3. Josey, T.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Suffield Research Centre, Ralston AB (CAN)
Abstract
The procurement and employment of vehicles for use in military operations requires a detailed understanding of the protection offered by these vehicles against threats on the modern battlefield. NATO Standardization Agreement 4569 Protection Levels for Occupants of Armoured Vehicles (STANAG 4569) specifies standardized protection levels from various threats. The detailed procedures for evaluating the protection levels and additional details on other types of threats are specified in Allied Engineering Publication 55 Procedures for Evaluating the Protection Level of Armoured Vehicles (AEP-55). Volume 2 of AEP-55 specifies the test conditions for occupant survivability testing against landmines, however validation tests in the past have shown an unexpectedly high variation in total impulse. Some questions about the consistency of the test protocol exist, both for the explosive used and soil preparation procedures. Work was undertaken at the Defence Research and Development Canada, Suffield Research Centre to characterize this variation and to adjust the test protocol so as to reduce this variability.
Keywords
IED Blast;Platform Protection;Energetics;Blast
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2016-N028 — External Literature
Date of publication
12 Oct 2016
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
CA043219
CANDIS No
804513
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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