Explosives Technology and Modeling

Start Dates:

Start Date 1: 02/03/2020 8:30 am

Locations:

Location Course 1: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Course Length:

3

Cost:

$2090 per person

Summary:

This three-day course is designed for scientists, engineers and managers interested in the current state of explosives and blast waves. After an introduction to combustion chemistry and shock waves, the current explosive technology is described. Computational and analytical tools are demonstrated for calculating blast wave and fragment parameters.  Case studies of accidental explosions are discussed.

What you will learn:

  • Basic combustion chemistry and physics
  • What are Shock Waves and Detonation Waves?
  • What makes an Explosive Hazardous?
  • Blast waves and scaling laws.
  • 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 various computational codes for combustion and explosives problems
  • The current state of explosive and propellant technology.

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.

 

Course Outline:

  1. Combustion
    1. Chemical reactions
    2. Basic fire science
    3. Compartment fires
    4. Fire modeling
    5. Detonations
  2. Shock and Detonation
    1. Speed of sound
    2. Shock waves
    3. Reacting shock waves
    4. Shock-material interactions
  3. Explosions and Blast Waves
    1. Introduction to explosions
    2. Dust explosions
    3. Blast waves in air
    4. TNT equivalence and scaling
    5. Damage curves
    6. Fragmentation
  4. Condensed phase explosives
    1. Explosive mixtures
    2. Molecular explosives
    3. Equations of state for detonation products
    4. Charge shape effects
    5. Explosives testing and technology
  5. Sources of information about explosives.

Scheduling:

If this course is not on the current schedule of open enrollment courses and you are interested in attending this or another course as an open enrollment, please contact us at (410)956-8805 or ati@aticourses.com. Please indicate the course name, number of students who wish to participate. and a preferred time frame. ATI typically schedules open enrollment courses with a 3-5 month lead time. For on-site pricing, you can use the request an on-site quote form, call us at (410)956-8805, or email us at ati@aticourses.com.

Instructors:

  • Jim Karnesky received his PhD from Caltech, where he conducted research on detonation waves and the interaction of detonations with structures.  From there he worked as a postdoc at AFRL, where he conducted research on detonation based propulsion technologies.  Currently he works in the Thermal Sciences practice at Exponent where he conducts investigations of accidental fires and explosions.

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