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CHE – 801 Science of Energetic Materials
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Science of Energetic Materials
Course Code CHE – 801
Credit Hours 3 – 0
Course Objectives This module provides an understanding of the Chemistry of explosives and factors which affect their performance. A good understanding of thermo-chemistry as well as simplified detonation theory will also be developed through this module.
Detail Content History of Explosives & Types of Explosions. The Chemistry of Explosives: Oxidation Reactions (concept of fuel & oxidant, oxygen balance), structural organization & classification of Pure Explosive compounds, Energetics of Explosives: Simple prediction of Energy, Temperature, Heat, Work Enthalpy, Pressure of explosion, Thermal Decomposition & Burning, Free Energy & Gas Equilibria. Distinction amongst ordinary Burning, Deflagration, Explosion & Detonation Phenomena. Classification of Explosives: Gas Expansion Effects, Detonation Shock Effects, Initiation of Explosives. Principles of Propellant Chemistry: Solid and liquid propellants for guns & rockets, Non-Military Applications of Explosives. Principles & applications of pyrotechnics: Production of noise, smoke, light, color etc. New developments in Explosives
Text/Ref Books
  1. Explosives, Propellants & Pyrotechnics by A Bailey, G.S Murray.
  2. Handbook of Explosions by Meyer
  3. Explosives Engineering by Paul W Cooper
  4. The Science of High Explosives  by Melvin A. Cook
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Engr. NadeemEhsan
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemical and Materials Engineering
National University of Sciences and Technology