Energetic Materials: Particle Processing and Characterization

Energetic Materials: Particle Processing and Characterization

Editor(s): Ulrich Teipel

Published Online: 29 JUN 2005

Print ISBN: 9783527302406

Online ISBN: 9783527603923

DOI: 10.1002/3527603921

About this Book

Incorporation of particular components with specialized properties allows one to tailor the end product's properties. For instance, the sensitivity, burning behavior, thermal or mechanical properties or stability of energetic materials can be affected and even controllably varied through incorporation of such ingredients. This book examines particle technologies as applied to energetic materials such as propellants and explosives, thus filling a void in the literature on this subject.

Following an introduction covering general features of energetic materials, the first section of this book describes methods of manufacturing particulate energetic materials, including size reduction, crystallization, atomization, particle formation using supercritical fluids and microencapsulation, agglomeration phenomena, special considerations in mixing explosive particles and the production of nanoparticles. The second section discusses the characterization of particulate materials. Techniques and methods such as particle size analysis, morphology elucidation and the determination of chemical and thermal properties are presented. The wettability of powders and rheological behavior of suspensions and solids are also considered. Furthermore, methods of determining the performance of particular energetic materials are described.

Each chapter deals with fundamentals and application possibilities of the various methods presented, with particular emphasis on issues applicable to particulate energetic materials. The book is thus equally relevant for chemists, physicists, material scientists, chemical and mechanical engineers and anyone interested or engaged in particle processing and characterization technologies.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Size Reduction (pages 27–52)

      U. Teipel and Dipl.-Ing. I. Mikonsaari

    3. Chapter 3

      Crystallization (pages 53–157)

      Dr. A. van der Heijden, Dr. J. ter Horst, J. Kendrick, K.-J. Kim, Dipl.-Ing. H. Kröber, Dr. F. Simon and Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Teipel

    4. Chapter 4

      Crystallization with Compressed Gases (pages 159–182)

      Prof. Dr. E. Reverchon, Dipl.-Ing. H. Kröber and Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Teipel

    5. Chapter 5

      Size Enlargement (pages 183–223)

      Prof. Dr. E. Schmidt, Dr. R. Nastke, Dipl.-Ing. T. Heintz, Dr. M. Niehaus and Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Teipel

    6. Chapter 6

      Mixing (pages 225–236)

      Ing. A. C. Hordijk and Dr. A. van der Heijden

    7. Chapter 7

      Nanoparticles (pages 237–292)

      Dr. A. E. Gash, Dr. R. L. Simpson, Prof. Dr. Y. Babushkin, A. I. Lyamkin, F. Tepper, Y. Biryukov, Prof. Dr. A. Vorozhtsov and Prof. V. Zarko

    8. Chapter 9

      Microstructure and Morphology (pages 333–366)

      Dr. L. Borne, Dr. M. Herrmann and C. B. Skidmore

    9. Chapter 10

      Thermal and Chemical Analysis (pages 367–401)

      Dr. S. Löbbecke, Dr. M. Kaiser and Dr. G. A. Chiganova

    10. Chapter 11

      Wettability Analysis (pages 403–431)

      Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Teipel, Dipl.-Ing. I. Mikonsaari and Dr. S. Torry

    11. Chapter 12

      Rheology (pages 433–508)

      Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Teipel, Ing. A. C. Hordijk, Dipl.-Ing. U. Förter-Barth, Dr. D. M. Hoffman, Dr.-Ing. C. Hübner, Prof. Dr. V. Valtsifer and K. E. Newman

    12. Chapter 13

      Performance of Energetic Materials (pages 509–600)

      Dr. N. Eisenreich, Dr. L. Borne, Dr. R. S. Lee, Dr. J. W. Forbes and Dr. H. K. Ciezki

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