Explosives Engineering / Edition 1

Explosives Engineering / Edition 1

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by Paul Cooper
     
 

Explosives Engineering by Paul W. Cooper presents the basic technologies used in the engineering of explosives and explosion systems. The book’s six sections cover the chemistry of explosives, energetics of explosives, shock waves, detonation, and initiation and initiators. An understanding of basic physics, chemistry, mechanics, and mathematics

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Explosives Engineering by Paul W. Cooper presents the basic technologies used in the engineering of explosives and explosion systems. The book’s six sections cover the chemistry of explosives, energetics of explosives, shock waves, detonation, and initiation and initiators. An understanding of basic physics, chemistry, mechanics, and mathematics through calculus is assumed. Concise descriptions of the physical processes and underlying theory are expressed in terms as useful for the designer or analyst as for the engineer. Special features include solved problems in each technical area, extensive data on explosive materials and their properties and behavior, and many useful reference lists and bibliographies. This book will help engineers, scientists, and students acquire the engineering tools needed to understand, analyze, and solve a broad range of explosion problems and design applications. It also will interest crime and accident scene investigators, and anyone concerned with the regulatory and environmental issues involved in the transportation, storage, and commerce of explosive materials.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471186366
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

I. Chemistry of Explosives: Organic Chemical Nomenclature/
Oxidation/
Pure Explosives/
Estimating Properties of Explosives/
Decomposition
II. Energetics of Explosives: Basic Terms of Thermodynamics/
Thermophysics/Thermochemistry/
Group Addivity/
Reaction Temperature/
Closed Vessel Calculations/
Estimating Detonation Processes
III. Shock Waves: Qualitative Description of a Shock Wave/
The Bead Model/
Rankine-Hugoniot Jump Equations/
Interactions of Shock Waves
IV. Detonations: Detonations, General Observations/
Real Effects in Explosives
V. Theories of Initiation: Nonelectric Initiators/
Hot Wire Initiators/
Exploding Bridgewire Detonations
VI. Engineering Applications: Theories of Scaling/
Acceleration, Formation, and Flight of Fragments/
Blast Effects in Air, Water, and on the Human Body/
Scaling Craters/
Jetting, Shaped Charges and Explosive Welding/
Explosive Welding.

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