Masters Theses

Author

John M. Mason

Abstract

"In an attempt to determine the influence of charge length upon cratering, a series of small scale model blasting experiments were conducted in Plexiglas, Hydrostone, mortar and dolomite, using mild detonating fuse as the explosive charge. Single hole blasts were simulated, with the blasthole being drilled normal to one free face and parallel to a second. The resultant craters were photographed and closely studied. Particular attention was paid to effects of variation of charge length and burden upon cratering.

The investigation showed the importance of radial fracturing and the dominance of gas pressure in explosive crater formation from elongated cylindrical charges. It also demonstrated that charge length and placement geometry exert a major control upon cratering and fragmentation"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Ash, Richard L.

Committee Member(s)

Spokes, Ernest M., 1916-1995
Haas, Charles J.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mining Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1973

Pagination

vii, 88 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-40).

Rights

© 1973 John M. Mason, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Cratering
Blasting
Shaped charges -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 2849

Print OCLC #

6028637

Electronic OCLC #

913245938

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066731~S5

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