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Science and Technology of Pyrotechnics: Pleasure or Pain

Author Name : Himanshu Shekhar

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  • Publisher : Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Edition : 1st
  • ISBN 13 : 978-93-85046-71-1
  • Page no : 404 + xxiv
  • Publication Year : 2020
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• A comprehensive theoretical and experimental treatise on entire gamut of Pyrotechnic Devices. • A Modular Explanation of Art/Black Magic of Pyrotechnics through well-known and correctly extracted scientific theories. • A unique collection on pyrotechnic compositions and devices from practical hand. • An exhaustive illustrations through around 90 figures and 60 tables. • A structured book in 3 sections with 7 chapters each with chapter size limited to 20-25 pages, under many subheadings. • Concise and apt first section on Science of Pyrotechnics, covering Chemistry, Thermochemistry, Chemicals, Theory, History, Firecrackers and civil applications. • State-of-the-art information on initiator, delay, flare, illuminating, smoke, incendiary compositions in the second section. • An equal importance to qualification, testing, safety, sensitivity and performance aspects as third section. • An innovative chapter about mathematical aspects in Pyrotechnic composition and device development. • An indicative relevant latest cross-references from journals for further intensive study. • An updated knowledge bank of Pyrotechnic Compositions for specific devices. • A complete guide to selection and processing of raw materials for Pyrotechnic Stores. • A potential textbook for M. Tech and Ph.D. in Armament Systems Technology, Defence Science and Technology, High Energy Materials Courses. • An elaborate reference for academicians, researchers, industry, producer and users.
Table of Content Objective of Effort – About the Author – Preface – Book Preview – List of Figures – List of Tables – List of Abbreviations – Section I: Science of Pyrotechnics • 1. Introduction; Chapter Summary; High Energy Materials; Pyrotechnic Effects; Historical Perspectives; Pyrotechnic Devices; Introduction to Pyrotechnic; Review Questions • 2. Gunpowder; Chapter Summary; Global Scenario; Chemical Reaction; Thermal Studies; Combustion Mechanism; Properties of Gunpowder; Replacement of Gunpowder; Review Questions • 3. Chemistry of Pyrotechnics; Chapter Summary; Elements and Radicals; Heat and Energy; Ignition and Propagation; Thermodynamic Spontaneity; Thermo-chemistry; Solid-Solid Reaction; Review Questions • 4. Chemicals of Interest; Chapter Summary; Salient Properties; Metal Powders; Metalloids and Non-Metal Powders; Fuel Compounds; Oxidizers; Additives; Composition Preparation; Review Questions • 5. Theory of Pyrotechnic Effects; Chapter Summary; Burning Behavior; Burning Rate; Emission of Electromagnetic Radiation; Examples of Some Compositions; Review Questions • 6. Fire-Crackers; Chapter Summary; Components of Fire-Crackers; Classification of Fire-Crackers; Ingredients of Fire-Crackers; Processing of Fire-Crackers; Review Questions • 7. Civil Applications; Chapter Summary; Matches and Signals; Inflating Devices; Thermite Reaction and Compositions; Review Questions – Section II: Technology of Pyrotechnics • 8. Primary Explosives; Chapter Summary; Salient Parameters; Factors Affecting Parameters; Historical Facts and Developments; Mercury Fulminate (MF); Lead Azide (LA); Silver Azide (SA); Lead Styphnate (LS); DDNP; Tetrazene; Advanced Primary Explosives; Review Questions • 9. Initiators; Chapter Summary; Classification of Initiators; Construction Features; Electrical Supply; Bridgewire; Explosive Compositions; Percussion Primer and Stab Detonator; Review Questions • 10. Chemical Delay Devices; Chapter Summary; Classification; Requirements of Delay; Thermal Analysis of Delay; Gas-Producing Delay Compositions; Gasless Delay Compositions; Tailoring Delay Composition; Delay Devices; Review Questions • 11. Incendiary Compositions; Chapter Summary; Classification; Factors affecting performance; Ingredients and Processing; Composition Development; Review Questions • 12. Illuminating and Tracer Compositions; Chapter Summary; Performance Needs; Ingredients; Mg: NaNO3 Composition; Other Illuminating Compositions; Photoflash Compositions; Coloured Flame; Tracer; Review Questions • 13. Infrared Flares; Chapter Summary; Threats to Aircrafts; Principles of IR decoy Flare; Criticality of Flare Development; Current Trends; Future Directions; Conclusion; Review Questions • 14. Smoke Generators; Chapter Summary; Historical Insight; Smoke Requirements; Coloured Smoke; Visual Screening Smoke; Infrared Screening Smoke; Processing and Performance; Smoke Composition Development; Limitations of Smoke; Review Questions – Section III: Pleasure and Pains of Pyrotechnics • 15. Safety and Hazards; Chapter Summary; Definitions; Accidents involving Pyrotechnics; Inherent Hazards; Safety Measures; Practical Aspects of Safety; Concluding Remarks; Review Questions • 16. Sensitivity Characterization; Chapter Summary; Origin of Sensitivity; Impact Sensitivity; Friction Sensitivity; Electro-static Spark Sensitivity; Thermal Sensitivity; Review Questions • 17. Performance Assessment; Chapter Summary; Inverse Burning Rate; Firing Current; Closed Vessel Evaluation; Radiation Intensity Measurement; Review Questions • 18. Qualification Testing; Chapter Summary; Qualification Requirements; Dimension; Fits; Electrical Resistance; Leakage Test; Radiography; Water and Salt Mist Spray; Sand and Dust Test; Temperature and Humidity Tests; Close Vessel Test; Drop Test; Electrical Parameter Test; Vibration Test; Acceleration Test; Shock Test; Bump Test; Bounce Test; Miscellaneous Tests; Review Questions • 19. Inspection and Reliability Assessment; Chapter Summary; Unreliability of Pyrotechnic Composition; Reliability; Inspection and Acceptance; Confidence Level; Mathematical Explanation; Firing Current of EEDs; Impact Height; Review Questions • 20. Mathematical Treatment and Modeling Approaches; Chapter Summary; Theoretical Maximum Density (TMD); Oxygen Balance; Chemical Reaction; Heat of Reaction; Interpretation of Thermo-chemical Code Output; Bridgewire Heating; Calculation of Inverse Burning Rate (IBR); Luminosity Calculation; Infrared Intensity of Flares; Life Assessment; Vibration Analysis; Review Questions • 21. Future Directions; Chapter Summary; Green Compositions; Advanced Ingredients; New Formulations; Advanced Delay; Advanced Primary Explosives; Characterization; Initiating Devices; Processing; Performance Prediction; Review Questions • 22. References • Subject Index.


Series No
Title Science and Technology of Pyrotechnics: Pleasure or Pain
Author's Name Himanshu Shekhar
Publisher Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Page No. 404 + xxiv
Year Of Publication 2020
ISBN 10 No
ISBN 13 978-93-85046-71-1
Book size width -
book size(hei) -
Edition 1st
Book Size(len) -
Binding type Hard bound
About The Book • A comprehensive theoretical and experimental treatise on entire gamut of Pyrotechnic Devices. • A Modular Explanation of Art/Black Magic of Pyrotechnics through well-known and correctly extracted scientific theories. • A unique collection on pyrotechnic compositions and devices from practical hand. • An exhaustive illustrations through around 90 figures and 60 tables. • A structured book in 3 sections with 7 chapters each with chapter size limited to 20-25 pages, under many subheadings. • Concise and apt first section on Science of Pyrotechnics, covering Chemistry, Thermochemistry, Chemicals, Theory, History, Firecrackers and civil applications. • State-of-the-art information on initiator, delay, flare, illuminating, smoke, incendiary compositions in the second section. • An equal importance to qualification, testing, safety, sensitivity and performance aspects as third section. • An innovative chapter about mathematical aspects in Pyrotechnic composition and device development. • An indicative relevant latest cross-references from journals for further intensive study. • An updated knowledge bank of Pyrotechnic Compositions for specific devices. • A complete guide to selection and processing of raw materials for Pyrotechnic Stores. • A potential textbook for M. Tech and Ph.D. in Armament Systems Technology, Defence Science and Technology, High Energy Materials Courses. • An elaborate reference for academicians, researchers, industry, producer and users.

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