Dr Alford featured in the BBC TV programme “Explosions – How We Shook the World” on Mon 4 Nov 2013 which aired at primetime. The programme was hosted by engineer Jem Stansfield and explored how explosives have developed through time and how we have harnessed the power for our own means. Dr Alford explained the process of linear-cutting using a copper liner, and demonstrated the penetrative power of a shaped charge using a copper projectile. The linear-cutting was successfully demonstrated by the Dioplex product and shaped charge used the renowned Pluton charge.
November 21, 2013