SMT, 1994-1998. Fifth call for proposals supporting document. Topic 13: Protective clothing - combined puncture and tear propagation test methodFunded under: FP4-SMT
More detailed and more technical background information is given relating to this topic of the fifth call for proposals under the specific programme for standards, measurements and testing (SMT), 1994-1998. The technical objective of the required research is to develop a test method for personal protective equipment that reflects the risk and the level of protection in a more realistic way. The currently existing methods for penetration and tear propagation are all based on a constant speed of propagation. A dynamic method with variable penetration depth and variable penetration and propagation force would be a better choice as it simulates possible hazards more appropriately. A time scale and expected result format are also described.
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