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