Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Explosively formed projectiles

Abstract

"The ability to quickly estimate the damage that a projectile will do to a structure is highly desired for structures that will be required to resist threats of this nature. There are several formulas for concrete penetration due to projectile impact that are based on empirical data. However, there is a lack of publicly available data for projectile impacts with striking velocities that exceed 1 km/s and have weights greater than a few grams. This research is intended to expand the available data on explosively formed projectile impacts and determine which, if any, of the existing equations can be used or slightly modified to predict penetration depths. In order to determine un-deformed measurements for the explosively formed projectiles, five projectiles were recovered using a soft recovery system. Then, multiple shots were performed using blocks of normal and high strength concrete. The projectiles remained consistent throughout all of the shots"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Baird, Jason, 1955-

Committee Member(s)

Volz, Jeffery S.
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

Fall 2011

Pagination

xiii, 73 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-50).

Rights

© 2011 Laurin Ashley Bookout, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Concrete -- Testing
Impact
Penetration mechanics
Projectiles

Thesis Number

T 9918

Print OCLC #

794671743

Electronic OCLC #

764765509

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