Influence of Hardness on Perforation Velocity in Steel Armour Plates

  • S. N. Dikshit Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
Keywords: Steel armour plates, Plate perforation velocity, Plate plugging velocity


In an earlier investigation3, the influence ofh'ardness on tempered steel armour plates of 20 mm thickness, impacted by. 20 mm diameter steel ogive-shaped projectile at normal , was studied. Additional data is investigated with relation to the perforation velocity of the plates. It is observed that the plate perforation velocity and the plate plugging velocity decrease with increasing plate hardness.

Author Biography

S. N. Dikshit, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
Col (Dr) SN Dikshit, VSM, obtained his ME (Mechanical) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1982 and PhD from Banaras Hindu University, in 1994. His area of research includes: ballistic performance of thick steel armour plates. At the Defence Metallurgical Research
Laboratory, Hyderabad, he is actively engaged in the design and development of light-weight Kanchan composite armour and explosive reactive armour for the protection of Arjun, Vijayanta and Ajeya tanks. He has published papers in international/national journals. He is a life member of the Indian Institute of Metals. For his distinguished services in the field of armour development for the battle tanks, he was awarded Vishist Seva Medal by the President of India in 1997.


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How to Cite
Dikshit, S. (2013). Influence of Hardness on Perforation Velocity in Steel Armour Plates. Defence Science Journal, 50(1), 95-99.
Materials Science & Metallurgy