Introduction to the Technology of Explosives

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Introduction to the Technology of Explosives is a clear and concise survey of the technologies and physical processes involved in explosive phenomena. The book covers the fundamentals of the chemistry of explosives; the mechanics of burning; sound, shock, and detonation; initiation and initiators; scaling in design and analysis; and off-the-shelf explosive devices. It provides the basic calculational skills needed to solve simple, first-order engineering design problems, and emphasizes the crucial importance of safety considerations.
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Provides workers new to the field with a concise survey of technologies and physical processes involved in explosive phenomena, covering chemistry of explosives, mechanics of burning, detonation, initiators, scaling in design and analysis, and off-the-shelf explosive devices. Explains basic calculations for solving simple, first-order engineering design problems, with worked examples, and describes and analyzes a variety of devices. Offers discussion of regulatory requirements, a guide to safety in plant and test facilities, and reference tables, and includes b&w photos and diagrams. For explosives technicians and engineers, regulators, crime and accident scene investigators, and students in military, police, and FBI bomb schools. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560819264
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Pages: 350

Table of Contents

1 Chemistry of Explosives 1
2 Mechanics of Burning 41
3 Sound, Shock, and Detonation 57
4 Initiation and Initiators 83
5 Scaling in Design and Analysis 121
6 Off-the-Shelf Explosive Devices 143
7 Classification, Transportation, and Storage of Explosives 159
8 Explosive Facilities and Explosives Operations 177
Appendix 197
Index 199
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