Introduction to Explosions and Explosion Safety


Lecture 1 - Loud Bang and Disruption


Lecture 2 - Blast Wave in an Explosion: Predictions from Dimensional Considerations


Lecture 3 - Typical Examples of Explosions and Classification


Lecture 4 - Shock Hugoniot and Rayleigh Line


Lecture 5 - Properties behind a Constant Velocity Shock


Lecture 6 - Blast waves:Concentration of Mass at the Front,Snow Plow Approximation,Energy conservation ina Blast wave


Lecture 7 - Blast waves: Decay of a strong Blast wave,Explosion Length, Sach's Scaling,Over pressure,Cranz Hopkinson Scaling law of Overpressure


Lecture 8 - Blast Waves: Overpressure and Impulse in the Near and Far Field, Examples,Introduction to Impulse


Lecture 9 - Blast Waves: Non-dimensional Impulse, Cranz -Hopkinson Scaling, Missiles, Fragments and Shrapnel, Craters, Examples


Lecture 10 - Blast Waves: Interaction with Objects, Reflection and Transmission of Blast Waves, Impedance


Lecture 11 - Blast Waves: Amplification of Reflected Blast Waves; Role of Impedance, Spalling, Damage to Organs containing Air, Mushroom Cloud in an Explosion, Examples


Lecture 12 - Blast Waves: Damage from Blast Waves, Examples, Multiple Spikes in an Impulse, Iso-damage Curve on an Overpressure- Impulse Diagram, Complex Structures


Lecture 13 - Energy Release in a Chemical Reaction: Moles, Internal Chemical Energy, Standard Heats of Formation


Lecture 14 - Energy Release: Stoichiometry, Equivalence Ratio and Heat Release in Fuel Rich and Oxidizer Rich Compounds


Lecture 15 - Energy Release: Examples of Energy Release Calculations, Higher and Lower Calorific Values, Internal Energy of Formation


Lecture 16 - Rate of Energy Release: Concentration, Activation Energy, Energy Release Profile


Lecture 17 - Thermal Theory of Explosion


Lecture 18 - Thermal Theory


Lecture 19 - Role of Chain Carriers in an Explosion


Lecture 20 - Combustion - I


Lecture 21 - Combustion - II


Lecture 22 - Case Histories of Explosions involving Volatile Liquids


Lecture 23 - Detonation


Lecture 24 - Structure of Detonations


Lecture 25 - Realizable States in a Detonation


Lecture 26 - One Dimensional Model of Detonation


Lecture 27 - Case Histories of Explosions involving Detonation or Quasi-Detonation


Lecture 28 - Explosions in Confined and Unconfined Geometries


Lecture 29 - Dust Explosions - I


Lecture 30 - Dust Explosions - II


Lecture 31 - Physical Explosions


Lecture 32 - Rupture of Cryogenic Storage Vessels and Pressure Vessels


Lecture 33 - Condensed Phased Explosives Based on Hydrocarbons


Lecture 34 - Condensed Phase Explosives and their Properties


Lecture 35 - TNT Equivalence and Yield of an Explosion


Lecture 36 - Atmospheric Dispersion


Lecture 37 - Modeling Atmospheric Dispersion


Lecture 38 - Explosions Involving Atmospheric Dispersion


Lecture 39 - Quantification of Damages in an Explosion


Lecture 40 - Risk Analysis for an Explosion