2014 Explosives Course

 

Fundamentals of Explosives at the University of Rhode Island

 May 5 - 7, 2015

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get directions and hotel info

Program

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 URIStudent Union – Atrium 2
 
8:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 Basic Principles – Dr. Jimmie Oxley
burning and detonation, explosive trains, history
 
10:15 Break
 
10:30 Chemistry of Military Explosives - Oxley
explosophors, explosive formulations, preparations, safety
 
Noon Lunch on your own
 
1:00 PM Shock Waves in Solids – Dr. James Kennedy
shock formation, mechanics, interactions, phenomena
 
2:30 Break
 
2:45 Detonation & Initiation -- Kennedy
detonation theories, detonation phenomena,
shock initiation of HE, hot spots, combustion, DDT
 
5:00 Adjourn for the day
 
6:30 PM Dinner Spain’s of Narragansett (1144 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882)
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 URIStudent Union – Atrium 2
 
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Explosive Output:  Modeling & Calculations  – Kennedy
Output measures and Gurney model for driving metal;  codes

 

10:00 Break
 
10:15 Homemade Explosives & Peroxides -- Oxley
 
Noon Lunch on your own
 
1:00 PM Explosive Devices – Kennedy
Detonators, low-explosive devices, shaped charges, linear explosives
 
2:30 Break
 
2:45 PM - Shock and Detonation Physics -- Dr. Maurice Marshall
explosive performance and output by hand
3:45 PM - Hazards -- Dr. Blaine Asay

5:00 Adjourn for the day

 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 URI Student Union— Atrium 2
 
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Hazards - Dr. Blaine Asay (cont.)
Hazards & protocols of working with explosives
 
10:30 Break
 
10:45 Hazards -  Asay (cont.)
12:00 PM Lunch on your own
 
1:00 PM Forensics - Marshall
 
2:00 Detection of Explosives - Oxley
 
3:00 Lab Tour

4:00 Class adjourns