Masters Theses

Abstract

"Identifying how changes in the physical parameters of an Explosively Formed Projectile (EFP) affect its performance is crucial in determining what physical parameters could be changed to achieve a desired performance. This research analyzes five of the physical parameters of an EFP, similar to an Iranian design (Worsey, 2009), and the effects on performance. The five physical parameters selected for this research were charge weight, confining geometry, flyer thickness, flyer curvature, and explosives-type. Eighteen different EFP designs were used to test the penetration, measured velocity, production of a dominant projectile, and kinetic energy of these five physical parameters. Of the physical parameters tested, the charge weight and flyer thickness affected the projectile's performance the most. The author's objective of this work is to use the research information contained herein to design an EFP capable of testing military armor to protect and save lives"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Baird, Jason, 1955-

Committee Member(s)

Lusk, Braden
Worsey, Paul Nicholas

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Explosives Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2011

Pagination

xvi, 144 pages

Geographic Coverage

United States

Rights

© 2011 Phillip Russell Mulligan, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ballistics -- Research -- United States
Explosives -- Research -- United States
Penetration mechanics
Projectiles -- Design

Thesis Number

T 9848

Print OCLC #

785158248

Electronic OCLC #

729409666

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