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Explosives Technology & Modeling

4-Day Course

$2290 per person

Summary

This four-day course 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. Attendees will receive his book Numerical Modeling of Explosives and Propellants, Third Edition, published in 2008 by CRC Press.

Laptops are required for this course.

  • 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.

From this course you will obtain the knowledge to evaluate explosive performance, hazards and understand the literature.

Who Should Attend

This 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.

  1. SHOCK WAVES
    • Fundamental Shock Wave Hydrodynamics
    • Shock Hugoniots
    • Shock Matching
    • Equation of State
    • Elastic-Plastic Flow
    • Phase Change
    • Oblique Shock Reflection
    • Regular and Mach Shock Reflection
  2. SHOCK EQUATION OF STATE DATABASES
    • Shock Hugoniot Data
    • Shock Wave Profile Data
    • Radiographic Data
    • Explosive Performance Data
    • Aquarium Data
    • Russian Shock and Explosive Data
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.

"Instructor is brilliant and knows material better than anyone in the world."

-Jessica, AMRDEC

"It was a very helpful overview of detonation science with an accurate understanding of student needs and background."

-William, Redstone Arsenal

"Dr. Mader was abundantly knowledgeable about the subject matter. Presentation style was excellent."

-Matthew, AMRDEC

"The amount of data and the useful materials along with one of the world’s best instructors with 50+ years of experience is an amazing strength. Dr. Mader is amazing source who offers a tremendous wealth of information. We are so happy that we were fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from him. Thank you for the opportunity. We will never forget it."

-Glenanne, US Army AMCOM

"This is one of the best courses I’ve ever taken- loved instructor’s knowledge & style."

-Michael, Sandia

"The very numerous comparisons if simulation results and experimental data us an essential part of this course which conveys both a quantitative as well as qualitative understanding of detonations, their interactions with other elements and materials of a simulation code needed to reasonably simulate them, Continue to enhance this aspect if the course whenever possible. "

-Tom, Sandia

Tuition for this four-day course is $2290 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to ati@aticourses.com.

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Instructor

Charles Mader

Charles L. Mader, Ph.D.,is a retired Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and President consulting company. Dr. Mader authored the monograph Numerical Modeling of Detonation, and also wrote four dynamic material property data volumes published by the University of California Press. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. He has consulted and guest lectured for public and private organizations in several countries.


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