Project Description

Prince Rupert’s drops (PRDs) are very interesting from both scientific and commercial points of view. The main achievements of my theoretical and experimental research are studying the way of PRDs obtainment, defining how much shape and optic-mechanical properties of a drop can vary and achieving very accurate data of how much pressure can PRDs stand. The most important commercial aspects are creation of PRD-based drilling bits, which are muchcheaperthan nowadays’ diamond onesbut still as good as them, composite body armor prototypes and experiments with PRD + concrete composites.