Demystifying Explosives: Concepts In High Energy Materials by Sethuramasharma VenugopalanDemystifying Explosives: Concepts In High Energy Materials by Sethuramasharma Venugopalan

Demystifying Explosives: Concepts In High Energy Materials

bySethuramasharma VenugopalanEditorSethuramasharma Venugopalan

Hardcover | January 13, 2015

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Demystifying Explosives: Concepts in High Energy Materialsexplains the basic concepts of and the science behind the entire spectrum of high energy materials (HEMs) and gives a broad perspective about all types of HEMs and their interrelationships.Demystifying Explosivescovers topics ranging from explosives, deflagration, detonation, and pyrotechnics to safety and security aspects of HEMS, looking at their aspects, particularly their inter-relatedness with respect to properties and performance. The book explains concepts related to the molecular structure of HEMs, their properties, performance parameters, detonation and shock waves including explosives and propellants. The theory-based title also deals with important (safety and security) and interesting (constructive applications) aspects connected with HEMs and is of fundamental use to students in their introduction to these materials and applications.



  • Explains the concept of high energy materials in simple language and down-to-earth examples
  • Worked examples and problems are given wherever required
  • Demystifies the concept of explosives
  • Limited use of big and complex equations
  • Questions and Suggested Reading are given at the end of each chapter

S. Venugopalan did his post-graduation in chemistry from St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, India in 1971. After working as a lecturer in chemistry in various colleges for 5 years, he served as a Quality Assurance officer attached to an ordnance factory manufacturing varieties of high explosives and propellants for small arms, guns ...
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Title:Demystifying Explosives: Concepts In High Energy MaterialsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:252 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 13, 2015Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128015764

ISBN - 13:9780128015766

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Table of Contents

1. In pursuit of energy and energetic materials

2. Energetics of Energetic Materials

3. Two faces of explosion: Deflagration & Detonation

4. HEMs The facets of explosive performance

5. The propulsive facet of HEMs I (Gun Propellants)

6. The propulsive facet of HEMs II (Rocket Propellants)

7. HEMs in pyrotechnics

8. HEMs: Concerns of safety

9. HEMs: Concerns of Security

10. HEMs: Characterization and Evaluation

11. HEMs: Trends & Challenges

12. HEMs: Constructive applications