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Author Ahmad, Rafi, 1944-

Title Laser ignition of energetic materials / S Rafi Ahmad, Michael Cartwright
Published Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley, 2014
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Contents Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; About the Authors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Historical Background; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The Gunpowder Era; 1.3 Cannons, Muskets and Rockets; 1.4 Explosive Warheads; 1.5 Explosives Science; Bibliography; Chapter 2: Review of Laser Initiation; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Initiation Processes; 2.3 Initiation by Direct Laser Irradiation; 2.4 Laser-Driven Flyer Plate Initiations; 2.5 Summary and Research Rationale; Bibliography; References; Chapter 3: Lasers and Their Characteristics; 3.1 Definition of Laser; 3.2 Concept of Light
3.3 Parameters Characterizing Light Sources3.4 Basic Principle of Lasers; 3.5 Basic Technology of Lasers; 3.6 Comparison between Laser and Thermal Sources; 3.7 Suitable Laser Sources for Ignition Applications; 3.8 Beam Delivery Methods for Laser Ignition; 3.9 Laser Safety; Bibliography; Chapter 4: General Characteristics of Energetic Materials; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Nature of Explosions; 4.3 Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Explosives; 4.4 Fuel and Oxidizer Concept; 4.5 Explosive Compounds; 4.6 Thermodynamics of Explosions; Appendix 4.A; A.1 Data for Some Explosives
6.19 Appendices: Measurement of Velocity of DetonationAppendix 6.A: Dautriche Method; Appendix 6.B: The Rotating Mirror Streak Camera Method; Appendix 6.C: The Continuous Wire Method; Appendix 6.D: The Event Circuit; Bibliography; References; Chapter 7: Decomposition Processes and Initiation of Energetic Materials; 7.1 Effect of Heat on Explosives; 7.2 Decomposition Mechanisms; 7.3 Practical Initiation Techniques; 7.4 Classification of Explosives by Ease of Initiation; 7.5 Initiatory Explosives; 7.6 Igniters and Detonators; 7.7 Explosive Trains; Bibliography; References
6.4 Mechanism of Deflagration to Detonation Transition6.5 Shock-to-Detonation; 6.6 The Propagation of Detonation; 6.7 Velocity of Detonation; 6.8 The Measurement of Detonation Velocity; 6.9 Classifications of Explosives and Pyrotechnics by Functions and Sensitivity; 6.10 The Effects of High Explosives; 6.11 Explosive Power; 6.12 Calculation of Q and V from Thermochemistry of Explosives; 6.13 Kistiakowsky -- Wilson Rules; 6.14 Additional Equilibria; 6.15 Energy Released on Detonation; 6.16 Volume of Gases Produced during Explosion; 6.17 Explosive Power; 6.18 Shockwave Effects
A.2 Unusual ExplosivesBibliography; Chapter 5: Recent Developments in Explosives; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Improvements in Explosive Performance; 5.3 Areas under Development; 5.4 Plastic-Bonded High Explosives; 5.5 Choice of High Explosive for Plastic Bonded Compositions; 5.6 High-Energy Plastic Matrices; 5.7 Reduced Sensitivity Explosives; 5.8 High Positive Enthalpies of Formation Explosives; Glossary of Chemical Names for High-Melting-Point Explosives; Bibliography; References; Chapter 6: Explosion Processes; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Burning; 6.3 Detonation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Detonators.
Heat -- Transmission.
Lasers -- Industrial applications.
Form Electronic book
Author Cartwright, Michael, 1940-
LC no. 2014021384
ISBN 0470975989 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
1118683498 (Adobe PDF)
1118683501 (ePub)
9780470975985 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
9781118683491 (Adobe PDF)
9781118683507 (ePub)