Explosives Technology and Modeling Training
Explosives Technology and Modeling Training Course – Hands-on
Explosives Technology and Modeling Training is designed for scientists, engineers and managers interested in the current state of explosive and propellant technology. After an introduction to shock waves, the current explosive technology is described. Numerical methods for evaluating explosive and propellant sensitivity to shock waves are described and applied to vulnerability problems such as projectile impact and burning to detonation.
Explosives Technology and Modeling Training Course – Customize it
- We can adapt this Explosives Technology and Modeling Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
- If you are familiar with some aspects of this Explosives Technology and Modeling Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
- We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Explosives Technology and Modeling course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
- If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Explosives Technology and Modeling course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
Explosives Technology and Modeling Training Course – Audience/Target Group
The target audience for this Explosives Technology and Modeling course:
- This Explosives Technology and Modeling Training course is suited for scientists, engineers, and managers interested in the current state of explosive and propellant technology, and in the use of numerical modeling to evaluate the performance and vulnerability of explosives and propellants.
Explosives Technology and Modeling Training Course – Objectives:
Upon completing this Explosives Technology and Modeling course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:
- What are Shock Waves and Detonation Waves?
- What makes an Explosive Hazardous?
- Where Shock Wave and Explosive Data is available.
- How to model Explosive and Propellant Performance.
- How to model Explosive Hazards and Vulnerability.
- How to use the furnished explosive performance and hydrodynamic codes.
- The current state of explosive and propellant technology.
Explosives Technology and Modeling Training – Course Content
- Fundamental Shock Wave Hydrodynamics
- Shock Hugoniots
- Shock Matching
- Equation of State
- Elastic-Plastic Flow
- Phase Change
- Oblique Shock Reflection
- Regular and Mach Shock Reflection
SHOCK EQUATION OF STATE DATABASES
- Shock Hugoniot Data
- Shock Wave Profile Data
- Radiographic Data
- Explosive Performance Data
- Aquarium Data
- Russian Shock and Explosive Data
PERFORMANCE OF EXPLOSIVES AND PROPELLANTS
- Steady-State Explosives
- Nonideal Explosives
- Ammonium Salt-Explosive Mixtures
- Ammonium Nitrate-Fuel Oil (ANFO) Mixtures
- Metal Loaded Explosives
- Nonsteady-State Detonations
- Build-Up in Plane
- Build-Up in Diverging Geometry and Converging Geometry
- Chemistry of Build-Up
- Propellant Performance
INITIATION OF DETONATION
- Thermal Initiation
- Explosive Hazard Calibration Tests
- Shock Initiation of Homogeneous Explosives
- Hydrodynamic Hot Spot Model
- Shock Sensitivity and Effects of Composition
- Particle Size and Temperature
- THE FOREST FIRE MODEL
- Failure Diameter
- Corner Turning
- Desensitization of Explosives by Preshocking
- Projectile Initiation of Explosives
- Burning to Detonation
MODELING HYDRODYNAMICS ON PERSONAL COMPUTERS
- Numerical Solution of One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Lagrangian Reactive Flow
- Numerical Solution of Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Eulerian Reactive Flow
- Numerical Solution of Explosive and Propellant Properties
DESIGN AND INTERPRETATION OF EXPERIMENTS
- Plane-Wave Experiments
- Explosions in Water
- The Plate Dent Experiment
- The Cylinder Test
- Jet Penetration of Inerts and Explosives
- Plane Wave Lens
- Regular and Mach Reflection of Detonation Waves
- Insensitive High Explosive Initiators
- Colliding Detonations
- Shaped Charge Jet Formation and Target Penetration
NOBEL CODE AND PROTON RADIOGRAPHY
- AMR Reactive Hydrodynamic code with models of both Build-up TO and OF Detonation used to model oblique initiation of Insensitive High Explosives, explosive cavity formation in water, meteorite and nuclear explosion generated cavities
- Munroe jets
- Failure Cones
- Hydrovolcanic explosions.