Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 1121-1127
Published online 2017-09-01

The Use of Resistant Glass in Special Agricultural Machinery and the Logistic Support Depending on Operating Temperatures

Tomáš Binar1, Jiří Švarc1, Stanislav Rolc2, Petr Dostál3, Michal Šustr3

1Department of Logistics, University of Defence, Brno, Kounicova 65, 662 10 Brno, Czech Republic
2Military Research Institute, Brno, Veslařská 230, 637 00 Brno, Czech Republic
3Department of Technology and Automobile Transport, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

The paper is concerned with quality assessment of bullet‑resistant glass in relation to ambient temperatures. The measurement results provided below may be drawn on in the field of logistics when transport, special as well as special agricultural machinery are operated at fluctuating temperatures. In the paper, data from shooting tests, monitoring the projectile velocity, penetration through the glass and projectile fragmentation at various ambient temperatures, is presented. For perfect protection of agricultural machine operators not only the bullet‑resistance of glass panels, but also their further use in work is of great importance. Hence, emphasis is put on active safety of these machinery, where a perfect transparency of the bullet‑resistant panels is one of crucial factor. In the paper, the extent of damaged areas is compared; these are divided into three zones according to significantly differing temperatures. The paper results may have influence on agricultural machinery in thermally extreme areas.


The research has been supported by the project TP 6/2017: Defectoscopic quality assessment of technical and organic materials; financed by IGA AF MENDELU. The work was supported by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, project No. DZRO K‑109, and project. No. 140143440 “PANCERSKLA”.


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