Evaluation of the mechanical proterties of countermine boots
Muschek, Richard C.
King, Quniten M.
Kwon, Young W.
MetadataShow full item record
The goal of this project was to test the mechanical properties of countermine boots and overboots which are currently available for U.S. soldiers. The soles of both boots were made of almost the same materials and the same layout of the materials. The used materials wre a rubber, an aluminum honeycomb, a stainless steel and a kevlar composite. The kevlar composite had different properties for the countermine boot and overboot, respectively. The major structural strength and stiffness of the boots came from the aluminum honeycomb with stainless steel faceplates. All the materials used in the boots' soles were tested using an uniaxial testing machine called Instron to determine their mechanical material properties like elastic moduli and ultimate strengths. Further, the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was used for the stainless steel material to determine their chemical compositions. All the tests were conducted for multiple specimens to ensure their properties. The material data were tabulated and the stress-strain curves were attached in this report. Further, a preliminary finite element analysis was conducted to evaluate the countermine boot against an anti-personnel mine such as the M-14 mine.
NPS Report NumberNPS-ME-97-007
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Muschek, Richard C. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-03);The first goal of this project was to determine the mechanical properties of countermine boots and protective overboots that are currently available to U.S. soldiers. The second goal of this project was to conduct a ...
Harrell, Anthony F. ;Polymers have been widely used in various engineering applications. For more than a quarter century, the materials have been utilized intensively for the binding materials for composites. The material properties of the ...
A microstructural and mechanical property correlation of friction stir processed nickel aluminum bronze Williams, Robert A. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004-09);Friction Stir Processing (FSP) is novel technique for localized modification of the surface layer of materials. FSP produces high local strains, strain rates and local temperatures that are 0.8 - 0.9 Tm, where Tm is the ...