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RE: bullet proof concrete?
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: bullet proof concrete?
- From: "Thor Tandy" <vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net>
- Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 16:49:22 -0700
The equations for concrete resistance to
ballistic impact is contained in the TM5-1300, Section 4-60, AKA the Thor
I believe they were named after some
Use the Thor equations for basic
penetration mechanics. Penetration mechanics is a very complicated
topic. I would not want to certify anything without running the
actual UL 752 or DOJ tests. The Thor equations will get you to a
Date: Fri, 23 May
2008 16:23:08 -0500
Subject: bullet proof concrete?
A friend of mine is asking me what kind of
concrete would be equivalent to a UL 752 level 3 bullet proof rating,
they are thinking of replacing a compressed ballistic grade
fiberglass roving with something cheaper in a new construction project.
Perhaps some kind of masonry would also be an option… I am not familiar
with hardened construction standards, is there a resource out there I
could look at? Any experiences to learn from?
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