Masters Theses

Abstract

"Conical Shaped Charge penetration into rock is dependent on the physical characteristics of the rock itself and the design and composition of the shaped charge conducting the work. This study looks at the effects of a non-typical conical shaped charge and its penetration into four different rock targets. The shaped charge is made of a liner, which is not a typical solid but instead is a pressed powdered metallic compound of Titanium (Ti) and Aluminum (AI).

The study presents the raw data from testing against rock targets that range in density, uniaxial compressive strength (UCS), tensile strength, hardness scales, and brittleness scales and evaluates the performance of the Ti/Al liner against those targets. Performance is classified by both the depth of penetration of the target and observable fracturing of the target in and around the path of penetration into the target. The raw data is analyzed and correlations are drawn between the characteristics of the rock and the performance data gathered. A comparison of test data is made against a baseline from a copper liner of similar design, and an evaluation of penetration models is made"--Abstract, page v.

Advisor(s)

Baird, Jason, 1955-

Committee Member(s)

Lusk, Braden, 1977-
Myers, John

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Explosives Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's (AMRDEC) Weapons Development and Integration (WDI) Directorate

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

2011

Pagination

xii, 80 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-79).

Rights

© 2011 Dominique John Nolan, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Shaped charges
Shaped charges -- Mathematical models
Penetration mechanics
Titanium powder
Aluminum powder

Thesis Number

T 10205

Print OCLC #

863152924

Electronic OCLC #

909595376

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu:80/record=b10158414~S5

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