Ballistic Behaviour of Thick Steel Armour Plate under Oblique Impact : Experimental Investigation II

  • S. N. Dikshit Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
Keywords: Armour plates, Armour penetration, Ballistics

Abstract

The ballistic behaviour of thick steel armour plate at different obliquities has been investigated. Ballistic experiments were conducted in the velocity range 300-800 mls at 0°, 15°, 30° and 45° obliquity .A steel, conical projectile or 6.1 mm diameter was impacted on a 10 mm thick steel armour plate. At 30° and 45° obliquity, the plate offers protection up to a striking velocity of 800 mls. At zero obliquity, the plate provides protection below 6~ m/s. The depth of penetration decreases with increasing obliquity. The plate resistance does not decrease at higher obliquity observed in an earlier work.

Author Biography

S. N. Dikshit, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
SN Dikshit, VSM, obtained his ME (Mechanical) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangal~re,i n1982 and PhD from Banaras Hindu University, in 1994. His area of research includes : ballistic performanceof thick steel armour plates. At the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, he is activelyengaged in the design and development of light-weight Kanchan composite armour and explosive reactivearmour for the protection of Arjun, Vijayanta and Ajeya tanks. He has published papers ininternationaYnational journals. He is a life member of the Indian Institute of Metals. For his distinguishedservices in the field of armour development for the battle tanks, he has been awarded Vishist Seva Medal bythe President of India during 1997.

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Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
DikshitS. (2013). Ballistic Behaviour of Thick Steel Armour Plate under Oblique Impact : Experimental Investigation II. Defence Science Journal, 49(3), 257-262. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.49.3837
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