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This second edition of the classic on the thermochemistry of combustion now features five new chapters and updated coverage of significant recent developments in the field.
Addressing both experimental as well as theoretical aspects, the book covers the thermochemical and combustion characteristics of all important types of energetic materials, such as explosives, propellants, and the new class of pyrolants, as well as related phenomena. It presents the fundamental bases of the energetics of materials, deflagration and detonation, thermochemical process of decomposition and combustion, plus combustion wave structures. The book also goes on to discuss the combustion mechanisms of various types of energetic materials, propellants, and explosives, based on the heat transfer process in the combustion waves. The burning rate models are also presented as an aid to understanding the rate-controlling steps of combustion processes, thus demonstrating the relationships of burning rate versus pressure and initial temperature. As a major topic new to this edition, new propulsion methods such as duct rockets, ramjets, pulse motors and thrusters are described in detail, while appendices on flow field dynamics and shock wave propagation have been added.

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Editorial Reviews

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"…I was impressed by the elegant thermodynamic analysis." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, June 1, 2007)
From The Critics
This textbook introduces the combustion of solid energetic materials, particularly crystalline and polymeric materials. Kubota (Mitsubishi Electric) reviews the fundamentals of converting chemical energy to aerothermal energy, presents the measurement results of burning rate behavior for double base and composite propellants as well as industrial and military explosives, and describes the combustion phenomena encountered during rocket motor operation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527314249
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/9/2007
  • Edition description: 2nd, Completely Revised and Extended Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 530
  • Sales rank: 1,359,736
  • Product dimensions: 6.93 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Kubota received a Doctorate from Princeton University in 1973, majoring in "Solid Propellant Combustion" and "Rocket Propulsion including Ducted Rocket Engine". His current position is Senior Research Scientist of Propellant Combustion Laboratory, Asahi Kasei Chemicals. Previously, he was Director, Third Research Center, Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI), Japan Defense Agency, which is responsible for aircraft and missiles.

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Table of Contents

Thermodynamics of Energy Conversion
Thermochemistry of Combustion
Combustion Wave Propagation
Energetics of Propellants and Explosives
Combustion of Crystalline and Polymeric Materials
Combustion of Double-Base Propellants
Combustion of Composite Propellants
Combustion of Explosives
Formation of Energetic Pyrolants
Combustion Propagation of Pyrolants
Emission from Combustion Products
Transient Combustion
Rocket Thrust Modulation
Ducted Rocket Propulsion
Appendix A: List of Abbreviation of Energetic Materials
Appendix B: Measurements of Burning Rate and Combustion Wave Structure
Appendix C: Dynamics in Flow Field
Appendix D: Shock Wave Propagation
Appendix E: List of Mathematical Symbols

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