ME 506 Theory of Performance of Propellants and Explosives II

A treatment of the physical and chemical theoretical principles which govern the characteristics and performance of propellants and explosives; theories to explain stability, sensitivity, combustion, detonation, initiation, power, shaped charge effect, and flash and smoke formations; thermochemical and thermodynamic calculations to enable performance to be predicted; kinetics of reaction of important systems; modern research instrumentation; test procedures; methods of evaluating propellants and explosives.




Graduate Student or At Least Junior


Mechanical Engineering Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester Spring Semester