2017 Explosives Course

 

Fundamentals of Explosives at the University of Rhode Island

 May 2-4, 2017

 For more information:

see the course brochure,

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get directions and hotel info

Program

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 URI Student Union-Ballroom

8:30 AM Registration & Coffee

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 3, 2017 URI Student Union- Ballroom

8:30 AM Coffee 

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   Shock & Detonation Physics – Dr. Maurice Marshall

explosive performance and output by hand  

3:45   Forensics --Marshall 

5:00 Adjourn for the day

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017 URI Student Union- Ballroom

8:30 AM Coffee 

9:00 AM Hazards – Dr. Blaine Asay

Hazards & protocols of working with explosives 

10:30 Break 

10:45 Hazards (cont’d) – Asay

Noon Lunch on your own

1:00 PM  Hazards (cont’d) --Asay 

2:00 PM   Detection of Explosives - Oxley 

3:00 Lab Tour

4:00 Class adjourns