ASTM WK43830

    New Test Method for Ballistic Resistant Security Glazing Materials and Systems

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


    1. Scope

    This test method sets forth procedures whose purpose is limited to the evaluation of the resistance of security glazing materials and systems against ballistic threats.

    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.


    asset level; ballistic attack in combination with physical attack; ballistic impacts; ballistic penetration; blunt tool impacts; body passage; chemical deterioration; forced entry; glazing classification; glazing system tests; passage of contraband; relation ballistic threats; security glazing; security glazing materials; security glazing systems; spall; thermal stress; threat level; witness plate

    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:

    Technical Contact:
    Julia Schimmelpenningh

    Draft Under Development