Research Program Tests for the U.S. Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA) for Breaching of Concrete Panels Set Against a Sandstone Rock Wall
NEW MEXICO INST OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY SOCORRO
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The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technologys Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center EMRTC performed a test that investigated breaching methods against a single wall design. This experiment investigated breaching methods for reinforced concrete walls. Each test was conducted with different quantities of composition C4 and PETN sheet explosive. The objectives of the test were 1 Through construction of test panels, explore different methods of breaching 2 Determine the difficulties and nuances of drilling behind wall test panels 3 Test different blast hole sizes, blast hole locations, and blasting sequences in an effort to identify the advantages and disadvantages of different breaching approaches. Accelerometer and high-speed camera data were collected, and the charges were initiated sequentially.
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