"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.
Baird, Jason, 1955-
Worsey, Paul Nicholas
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
M.S. in Explosives Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xvi, 144 pages
© 2011 Phillip Russell Mulligan, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Ballistics -- Research -- United States
Explosives -- Research -- United States
Projectiles -- Design
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Mulligan, Phillip R., "The effects select physical parameters have on an explosively formed projectile's performance" (2011). Masters Theses. 6795.