Investigation of Footwear for Protection Against Land Mines
Author: John L. MacDonald Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation Corporate Report Number: ARF 8249 Annual Progress Report Date of Publication: 1962-11 Pages: 21 Contract: DA 49-193-nd-2247 AD Number: AD0289258 Original AD Number: AD-289 258Contrails does not possess a copy of this report. Click here to offer Contrails a donation of this report
Abstract: The development of protective footwear that is resistant to small anti-personnel mine blast effects is discussed. One objective is to determine the degree of protection or attenuation which must be provided by the protective footwear. This objective is related to the damage threshold or capabilities of the foot to tolerate abrupt impulsive loadings and the physical characteristics of the exploding mine. Accordingly, this program was established to provide a device which would simulate a controlled explosive environment to be used for the assessment of the damage threshold of an unprotected human foot. An additional objective is the determination of the pressure-time and impulse generated by an anti-personnel mine. The M-14 anti-personnal mine is to be used for this investigation.