ASTM WK42877

    New Test Method for Standard Test Method for Ballistic Resistant Protective Materials

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    WK42877

    1. Scope

    This test method applies to all ballistic resistant materials (armor) intended to provide protection against gunfire, with the exception of armors worn against the body, such as body armor and ballistic helmets. This test method is intended to be used to verify the performance of materials used to fabricate such items as portable ballistic shields, or to provide ballistic protection for fixed structures such as critical control rooms or guard stations; or to verify the performance of finished products such as ballistic resistant car door inserts or ballistic resistant clipboards. The test ammunition specified in this test method represent common threats.

    This standard will be used by consumers of ballistic resistant materials intended to provide protection against gunfire.


    Keywords

    ballistic resistance, materials, armor

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    07-17-2013

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Riley

    Status:
    Draft Under Development