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Abstract: In order to test the protective capabilities of body armor, a clay box is placed behind the armor during testing and the penetration depth into the clay is measured after firing. Procedures for the preparation of the Plastilina clay used to make these boxes require that the clay be pre-conditioned in an oven prior to testing. The objectives of this work were to determine if the cooling of the clay box during testing had an effect on the test results, as well as to develop a model for predicting the thermal performance of the clay box.

Reference: National Institute of Standards and Technology 7840, 2011