This distance learning course explains the burning and detonation process in propellants and explosives.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationStudents have 4 weeks to complete this section
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost£150.

Course structure

Distance Learning. Students who enrol on this section have 4 weeks in which to complete it (the actual time it takes to work through the section is about an hour if you have the necessary technical/chemical knowledge)

What you will learn

By the end of this section you will be able to:

  • explain the classification of explosives
  • describe the burning process
  • describe the detonation process
  • describe the outcomes of a detonation
  • identify the differences between burning and detonation of propellants and explosives.

Core content

This section explains the burning and detonation process in propellants and explosives. It is divided into four topics. First we look at the classification of explosives and explain some of the terms used in the section. Then we move on to discuss the burning process in propellants and explosives. The third topic looks at the detonation process and finally in the fourth topic we look at the relationship between the velocity of detonation and a number of other parameters.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in explosives. 

Entry requirements: National Security Statement

This is a fully distance learning course and contains unclassified material however to protect Cranfield University's reputation we carry out checks on all applicants. We reserve the right to refuse access without explanation.

The information contained in this section does not give you the competencies to carry out tasks with explosives.

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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