ASTM WK43830

    New Test Method for Ballistic-Resistant Security Glazing Materials

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F12.10 | Committee F12 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method sets forth procedures whose purpose is limited to the evaluation of the resistance of security glazing materials against ballistic threats. 1.2 Units--The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Currently, there is no ASTM standard for ballistic assault of materials that is not coupled with forced entry. This standard has also been requested by the U.S. National Institute of Justice to aid in the replacement of their stadnard.


    ballistic impacts; ballistic penetration; ballistic resistant class; ballistic testing; ballistic threats; glazing classification; glazing tests; penetration; perforation; security glazing; security glazing materials; spall; witness panel

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

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    Technical Contact:
    Julia Schimmelpenningh


    F12 (17-03)

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