Masters Theses


"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.


Baird, Jason, 1955-

Committee Member(s)

Lusk, Braden, 1977-
Myers, John


Mining Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Explosives Engineering


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


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date



xii, 80 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-79).


© 2011 Dominique John Nolan, All rights reserved.

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Subject Headings

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

Thesis Number

T 10205

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