2014 Explosives Course

 

Fundamentals of Explosives at the University of Rhode Island

 April 29 to May 1, 2014

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Program

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 URIStudent Union – Senate Chambers (300)
 
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
 
3:00 Forensics --Marshall
5:00 Adjourn for the day
 
6:30 PM Dinner Spain’s of Narragansett (1144 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882)
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 URIStudent Union – Senate Chambers (300)
 
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Detonation & Initiation – Kennedy
detonation theories, detonation phenomena,
shock initiation of HE, hot spots, combustion, DDT
 
10:30 Break
 
10:45 DDT (cont)
 
Noon Lunch on your own
 
1:00 PM Hazards – Dr. Blaine Asay
Hazards & protocols of working with explosives
 
2:30 Break
 
2:45 PM - Hazards (cont’d) – Asay
5:00 Adjourn for the day
 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 URI Student Union— Senate Chambers (300)
 
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 Explosive Devices - Kennedy
Detonators, low-explosive devices, shaped charges, linear explosives
11:30 Shock & Detonation Physics – Dr. Maurice Marshall
explosive performance and output by hand
 
12:30 PM Lunch on your own
 
1:30 PM Detection of Explosives - Oxley
 
2:30 Break
 
2:45 Lab Tour
4:00 Class adjourns