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There are several papers published in the following journals:
ASCE Structural Journal
ACI structural Journal
Nuclear Engineering  and Design
International Journal of Impact Engineering
I hope this will help you. If you need please let me know.

>>> Richard.Kipke(--nospam--at) 01/24/03 09:24AM >>>
Is anyone familiar with any research or papers regarding concrete walls
subjected to rifle fire?  I am designing a pre-cast concrete gate house
which needs to resist Department of Justice classification Level III as
stated below:
2.5 Type III (Rifles)
This armor protects against 7.62 mm Full Metal Jacketed (FMJ) bullets (U.S.
designation M80), with nominal masses of 9.6 g (148 gr) impacting at a
minimum velocity of
838 m/s (2750 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against the threats
mentioned in sections
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4.
Right now I have a 5" thick concrete wall and have no feel on how well it
would do.  Would concrete additives such as steel fiber or poly fiber offer
additional resistance.  I can probably thicken the wall as needed. 
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Rich Kipke, PE
Earth Tech

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