Demystifying Explosives - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128015766, 9780128017562

Demystifying Explosives

1st Edition

Concepts in High Energy Materials

Authors: Sethuramasharma Venugopalan
eBook ISBN: 9780128017562
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128015766
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 13th January 2015
Page Count: 252
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Description

Demystifying Explosives: Concepts in High Energy Materials explains the basic concepts of and the science behind the entire spectrum of high energy materials (HEMs) and gives a broad perspective about all types of HEMs and their interrelationships. Demystifying Explosives covers topics ranging from explosives, deflagration, detonation, and pyrotechnics to safety and security aspects of HEMS, looking at their aspects, particularly their inter-relatedness with respect to properties and performance. The book explains concepts related to the molecular structure of HEMs, their properties, performance parameters, detonation and shock waves including explosives and propellants. The theory-based title also deals with important (safety and security) and interesting (constructive applications) aspects connected with HEMs and is of fundamental use to students in their introduction to these materials and applications.

Key Features

  • Explains the concept of high energy materials in simple language and down-to-earth examples
  • Worked examples and problems are given wherever required
  • Demystifies the concept of explosives
  • Limited use of big and complex equations
  • Questions and Suggested Reading are given at the end of each chapter

Readership

Graduate students, chemistry researchers in academia and industry, and chemical engineers

Table of Contents

  • A Journey Towards Higher Explosive Power
  • Dedications
  • About the Author and Editor
  • Foreword 1
  • Foreword 2
  • Foreword 3
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. In Pursuit of Energy and Energetic Materials
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Gunpowder to Nitrocubanes
    • 1.3. Classification of Explosives
    • 1.4. Explosives and Molecular Structure
    • 1.5. Classification of Propellants
    • 1.6. Pyrotechnics
    • Appendix A
    • Appendix B
    • Appendix C
  • Chapter 2. Energetics of Energetic Materials
    • 2.1. Are Explosives and Propellants High-Energy Materials?
    • 2.2. Explosive: The Wonderful Lamp
    • 2.3. Thermochemistry and Explosive Energy
    • Worked Example 2.1
    • Worked Example 2.2
    • Worked Example 2.3
    • Worked Example 2.4
    • Summary of Important Terms
  • Chapter 3. Two Faces of Explosion: Deflagration and Detonation
    • 3.1. Explosion
    • 3.2. Deflagration and Detonation
    • 3.3. Linear Burning and Mass Burning
    • 3.4. Shock Wave and Detonation Wave
    • 3.5. Detonation Theory
    • 3.6. Theoretical Estimation: VOD and Pd
    • 3.7. Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition
  • Chapter 4. HEMs: The Facet of Explosive Performance
    • 4.1. Why Do Explosives Explode?
    • 4.2. Two Aspects of Explosive Performance
    • 4.3. A Travel by Explosive Train
    • 4.4. Performance Parameters of Military Explosives
    • 4.5. Industrial Explosives
    • 4.6. Processing of the Compositions
  • Chapter 5. The Propulsive Facet of HEMs: I (Gun Propellants)
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Gun: the Heat Engine
    • Worked Example 5.1
    • 5.3. Unfolding Drama inside the Barrel
    • 5.4. Energetics of Gun Propellant
    • Worked Example 5.2
    • 5.5. Configuration of Propellant Grains
    • 5.6. Salient Aspects of Internal Ballistics of Guns
    • Worked Example 5.3
    • 5.7. The Chemistry of Gun Propellant Formulations
    • Worked Example 5.4
  • Chapter 6. The Propulsive Facet of High Energy Materials—II (Rocket Propellants)
    • 6.1. Introduction to Rocketry
    • 6.2. Basic Principles of Rocket Propulsion
    • 6.3. Specific Impulse
    • Worked Example 6.1
    • 6.4. Thermochemistry of Rocket Propulsion
    • 6.5. Some Vital Parameters in the Internal Ballistics of Rockets
    • 6.6. Design of a Rocket Propellant Grain
    • Worked Example 6.2
    • 6.7. Chemistry of Solid Rocket Propellants
    • 6.8. Future of Rocket Propellants
  • Chapter 7. High Energy Materials in Pyrotechnics
    • 7.1. Introduction
    • 7.2. Applications
    • 7.3. Basic Principles of Pyrotechnics
    • 7.4. Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. HEMs: Concerns of Safety
    • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.2. Nature of Hazards
    • 8.3. Hazard Classification of HEMs
    • 8.4. The Damages
    • 8.5. General Safety Directives
  • Chapter 9. HEMs: Concerns of Security
    • 9.1. HEMs: Concerns of Security
    • 9.2. Detection of Explosives
  • Chapter 10. HEMs: Characterization and Evaluation
    • 10.1. Introduction
    • 10.2. Chromatographic Techniques
    • 10.3. Spectroscopic Techniques
    • 10.4. Thermal Evaluation of Energetic Materials
    • 10.5. Sensitivity Tests of HEMS
  • Chapter 11. HEMs: Trends and Challenges
    • 11.1. Introduction
    • 11.2. Primary Explosives
    • 11.3. High Explosives
    • 11.4. Propellants
    • 11.5. Polynitrogen Cages: Promising a Revolution in Future HEMs?
  • Chapter 12. HEMs: Constructive Applications
    • 12.1. HEMs Have Shaped Our World
    • 12.2. Controlled Demolition
    • 12.3. Air Bags
    • 12.4. Explosive Welding
    • 12.5. Avalanche Control
    • 12.6. Life Saving Applications
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
252
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780128017562
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128015766

About the Author

Sethuramasharma Venugopalan

S. Venugopalan did his post-graduation in chemistry from St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli, India in 1971. After working as a lecturer in chemistry in various colleges for 5 years, he served as a Quality Assurance officer attached to an ordnance factory manufacturing varieties of high explosives and propellants for small arms, guns and rockets for about 7 years. In 1983, he joined High Energy Materials Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune as a scientist and worked in the area of composite rocket propellants and synthesis of energetic oxidizers and polymeric binders. He was also heading the Safety Engineering Division of HEMRL for about 6 years. He has over 32 years of experience with exposure to different types of High Energy Materials (HEMs) in the diverse areas of production, quality assurance and Research and development.

Affiliations and Expertise

High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune, India