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CHE – 805 Explosives Manufacture, Formulation & Filling
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Explosives Manufacture, Formulation & Filling
Course Code CHE – 805
Credit Hours 3-0
Course Objectives To impart a knowledge of manufacturing processes, in particularly the Chemistry behind various well known explosives. Various casting techniques involved in formulation & filling of these explosives will be focused during this course.
Detail Content Manufacture of Energetic Materials: Trinitrotoluene (TNT), CyclotrimethyleneTrinitramine (RDX), CyclotetramethyleneTetranitramine (HMX), 2,4,6Trinitrophenylmethylnitramine (Tetryl), PentaerythriteTetranitrate (PETN), Nitroglycerine (NG), Nitrocellulose (NC), Lead Azide, Lead Styphnate& others. Formulation & Filling: Process Selection, Casting & Projectile Preparation. Effect of Casting Procedure on Charge Characteristics; Porosity & Cavitation, Crystal size, Uniformity of Composition. Standard Casting Procedure. Some Special Casting Techniques; Pellet Casting, Vacuum Melting & Casting, Vibration & Centrifugal Casting, Controlled Cooling & Extrusion. Pressing;Standard Procedures & Measurement of Explosive Charges, Direct Pressing in Casing, Stop vs Pressure Loading, Palletizing, Vacuum Pressing, Hot Pressing, Hydrostatic &Isostatic Pressing. Machining of Explosives. Factors Affecting Quality of Explosive Charges; Density, Cracks & Cavities, Composition Variation
Text/Ref Books
  1. Explosives: Propellants & Pyrotechnics, A Bailey & S.G. Murray
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. A. Q. Malik (RVF)
Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemical and Materials Engineering
National University of Sciences and Technology