Anti-Tank Mine Blast Effects

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Anti-Tank Mine Blast Effects

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Author(s): Manfred Held
No pages: 7
Year: 2009
Article ID: 12-2-1
Keywords: armour, firepower and protection
Format: Electronic (PDF)

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Abstract: Damage of vehicles caused by anti-tank mines is mostly credited to the transferred shock waves. The author subdivides the blast load into a close-field effect with the bulge in the belly plate and the global effect which accelerates the total vehicle with enormous force (magnitudes) and leads to damage on separated masses. These results are based on the described tests concerning the bulging acceleration in small scaled distances and the measured global impulses of mines lying on the ground, level to the ground, and buried 100 mm deep. The magnitudes of loads exerted by the shock waves and by the acceleration are discussed in detail.