Comments about Short Course - Introduction to Explosives I - Online
National Security Statement
This section describes the different types of explosion and details the key differences between propellants and explosives. It goes on to discuss the energy contained in and released by explosives and propellants. You are then introduced to the fuel/oxidiser concept behind most explosives in particular explosive compositions as compared to molecular explosives. Finally you touch on the different reaction products produced after an explosive has decomposed.
By the end of this section you will be able to
* state the different types of explosion
* explain the difference between primary/secondary explosives and propellants
* explain the relationship between energy, speed and power for a chemical explosive
* describe the difference between explosive compositions and molecular explosives with reference to their structures
* describe the nature of explosive reaction products.
Students who enrol on this section have 4 weeks in which to complete it (the actual time it takes to work through the section is about an hour if you have the necessary technical/chemical knowledge)
This is a fully distance learning course (you are not entitled to visit the Shrivenham campus)