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Introduction to the Technology of Explosivesby Paul W. Cooper
Synopses & Reviews
Introduction to the Technology of Explosives Paul W. Cooper and Stanley R. Kurowski Introduction to the Technology of Explosives is a clear and concise survey of the technologies and physical processes involved in explosive phenomena. The book is intended to provide the worker new to the field with sufficient background to understand problems that may arise and to interact intelligently with specialists in the field. The book covers the fundamentals of the chemistry of explosives; the mechanics of burning; sound, shock, and detonation; initiation and initiators; scaling in design and analysis; and off-the-shelf explosive devices. It provides the basic calculational skills needed to solve simple, first-order engineering design problems, and emphasizes the crucial importance of safety considerations. The book contains a broad range of data on explosive materials, and their properties and behavior, along with extensive lists of useful references. Example problems with solutions are provided in each technical area, as are descriptions and analysis of a wide variety of explosive devices. The book concludes with a thorough and comprehensive description of regulatory requirements for the classification, transportation, and storage of explosives, and an extensive guide to explosives safety in plant and test facilities. This book will be of interest to explosives technicians and engineers, government regulators, crime and accident scene investigators, and instructors in military, police, and FBI bomb schools.
Book News Annotation:
Provides workers new to the field with a concise survey of technologies and physical processes involved in explosive phenomena, covering chemistry of explosives, mechanics of burning, detonation, initiators, scaling in design and analysis, and off-the-shelf explosive devices. Explains basic calculations for solving simple, first-order engineering design problems, with worked examples, and describes and analyzes a variety of devices. Offers discussion of regulatory requirements, a guide to safety in plant and test facilities, and reference tables, and includes b&w photos and diagrams. For explosives technicians and engineers, regulators, crime and accident scene investigators, and students in military, police, and FBI bomb schools.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Eine kurze, gut verständliche Einführung in die Technologie der Explosivstoffe - Chemie, Verbrennungsvorgänge, Druckwellen und Zündungstechniken. Eine wertvolle Hilfe bei der Verständigung mit Fachleuten! Sie lernen auch, einfache ingenieurtechnische Berechnungen selbständig auszuführen. Ein praktischer Begleiter für die Ausbildung!
Table of Contents
From the Contents:
Chemistry of Explosives/
Mechanics of Burning/
Sound, Shock, and Detonation/
Initiation and Initiators/
Scaling in Design and Analysis/
Off-The-Shelf Explosive Devices/
Classification, Transportation and Storage of Explosives/
Explosive Facilities and Explosives Operations.
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