A systems approach to the design of personal armour for explosive ordnance disposal

Doctoral thesis OPEN
Couldrick, C A;
(2004)
  • Publisher: College of Defence Technology; Engineering Systems Department
  • Subject: Body armour | Casualty reduction analysis | Ergonomics | Explosive ordnance disposal | Optimisation | Personal armour | Protection | Secondary fragmentation | Systems approach | Usefulness factor

A qualitative description of the personal armour design system is elicited by comparing armour throughout the ages. Inputs that 'shape' designs are the materials technology, threat, wearer, task and environment. The emergent properties of protection, ergonomic effective... View more
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