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  Explosive material - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Explosives are classified as low or high explosives according to their rates of decomposition.
The term "detonation" is used to describe an explosive phenomenon whereby the decomposition is propagated by the explosive shockwave penetrating the explosive material.
Explosive force is released at 90 degree angles from the surface of an explosive.
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 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Explosive material -
There are many other varieties of more exotic explosive material, such as nuclear explosives and antimatter, and other methods of producing explosions, such as abrupt heating with a high-intensity laser or electrical arc[?].
Explosives are classified by their sensitivity, which is the amount of energy to initiate the reaction.
The procedure for calculating oxygen balance in terms of 100 grams of the explosive material is to determine the number of gram atoms of oxygen that are excess or deficient for 100 grams of a compound.
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 Plastic explosive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plastic explosives are especially suited for explosive demolition as they can be easily formed into the best shapes for cutting structural members, and have a high enough velocity of detonation and density for metal cutting work.
One of the earliest plastic explosives was Nobel 808, developed well before World War II and used extensively by British SOE forces during that war.
The samples of explosive brought to the USA by the Tizard Mission had been packaged by SOE ready for dropping to the French Resistance and were labelled in French, as Explosif Plastique.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plastic_explosive   (464 words)

 explosive. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Low (or deflagrating) explosives are used primarily for propelling; they are mixtures of readily combustible substances (e.g., gunpowder) that when set off (by ignition) undergo rapid combustion.
High (or detonating) explosives (e.g., TNT) are used mainly for shattering; they are unstable molecules that can undergo explosive decomposition without any external source of oxygen and in which the chemical reaction produces rapid shock waves.
Nondetonating explosives, e.g., gunpowder and the smokeless powders, have found extensive use as propellants for bullets and artillery shells.
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 Explosive material   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
High Explosives explode in supersonic reactions and without confinement, are compounds, are initiated by shock or heat and have high brisance (the shattering effect of an explosion).
Some secondary explosives are insensitive enough that they can be lit with a match -- or a torch -- and will simply burn like wood; a detonation wave is never formed.
There is no sharp line of demarcation between low and high explosives, due to the difficulties inhehent in precisely observing and measuring rapid decomposition.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/E/Explosive-material.htm   (5179 words)

 Military Explosives Chapter 12
Explosives are classified as low or high explosives accord-ing to their rates of decomposition.
All of the standard military explosives may be considered to be of a high order of stability at temperatures of -10o to +35oC, but each has a high temperature at which the rate of decom-position becomes rapidly accelerated and stability is re-duced.
The sensitivity, strength, and brisance of an explosive are all somewhat de-pendent upon oxygen balance and tend to approach their maxi-mums as oxygen balance approaches zero.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/navy/docs/fun/part12.htm   (5796 words)

 Fuel/Air Explosive (FAE)
For gasoline vapor, the explosive range is from 1.3 to 6.0% vapor to air, and for methane this range is 5 to 15%.
Conventional high explosive munitions also produce fragments from the munition case, as well as fragments from material in the target area that is broken loose by the high blast overpressures.
Based on the known properties of flammable substances and explosives, it is possible to use conservative assumptions and calculate the maximum distance at which an overpressure or heat effect of concern can be detected.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/munitions/fae.htm   (1425 words)

 Explosive Exercise
Before discussing explosive exercise in detail it is necessary to define terms and present a theoretical background for the discussion.
Explosive exercise can be defined as a movement in which maximum or near maximum rates of force development are attained.
Evidence of this relationship can be observed in Figure 2 Note in that in tracing A the initial rate of activation and force development is higher than in tracing B. Thus, the rate of force development is largely a function of the nervous system's ability to activate muscle.
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On 26 Sep., an explosive device detonated in Ouzina, north of Boukhil mountain, 70km to the east of Djelfa, Algeria.
On 24 Sep., an explosive device detonated in the municipality of Sellaoua Announa in Algeria.
On 19 Sep., an explosive device detonated near the village of Shali as an UAZ vehicle-carrying officers was passing the device in Chechnya.
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 The MSDS HyperGlossary: Explosive
(noun) An explosive is a compound or mixture susceptible (by heat, shock, friction or other impulse) to a rapid chemical reaction, decomposition or combustion with the rapid generation of heat and gases with a combined volume much larger than the original substance.
Explosives can be broken into two general categories that reflect the rate of the transformation.
High explosives are capable of detonating and are used in military ordinance, blasting and mining etc..
www.ilpi.com /msds/ref/explosive.html   (520 words)

 CMS—Transforming Explosive Art into Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The road to a new high explosive begins the old-fashioned way, when candidate molecules are drawn on a chalkboard by both theoretical and synthesis chemists.
Formulating high explosives for unique applications may require a medley of ingredients, including energetic crystalline powders, energetic liquids, inorganic oxides, metals, and binders such as thermoplastics, thermosets, and gels.
The code models deformations in a heated explosive device from the time they begin at the rate of millimeters per day to the instant of explosion when deformation rates increase to kilometers per second.
www-cms.llnl.gov /s-t/expl_science.html   (3392 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Plastic explosive clue in Bali bombing
Police say C4 explosive was used - a type manufactured mainly in the United States and used widely by military forces around the world.
The explosive and method used bear similarities to an August 2000 bombing in Jakarta which seriously injured the Philippine ambassador.
Governments have lists of explosive makers and would be able to check with them the make up of their products.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/2329189.stm   (751 words)

 Storage Types
Explosive materials shall not be placed directly against interior walls of a storage facility.
Explosive materials must be removed to type 1 or 2 magazine.
A type 5 storage facility may be a building, an igloo or Army-type structure, a dugout, a bin, a box, a trailer, or a semi-trailer, or other mobile facility; and shall be weather-resistant and theft-resistant.
www.info-central.org /regulatory/orangebook/storage.html   (1331 words)

 Explosive Decompression and Vacuum Exposure
It was not explosive decompression, just a little 1/8 inch hole, but it was exciting down here in the swamp because it was the first injury we've ever head from a suit incident.
This event is generally known as "explosive decompression," and apart from the simple effect of vacuum on the body, the explosive decompression event itself will be hazardous.
As noted, explosive decompression will be particularly bad if the decompression subject attempts to hold his or her breath during decompression.
www.sff.net /people/Geoffrey.Landis/vacuum.html   (3040 words)

 IPI Explosive Chemistry
This explosive compound is a white, crystalline solid with a nitrogen content of 37.84%.
HMX is used as an explosive charge when desensitized, as a booster charge in mixtures with TNT (octols), and as an oxidizer in solid rocket and gun propellants.
PBX is a term applied to a variety of explosive mixtures which have high mechanical strength, good explosive properties, excellent chemical stability, relative insensitivity to handling and shock, and high thermal output sensitivity.
www.islandgroup.com /ExplosiveChemistry.html   (674 words)

 Foundation for Children with Behavioral Challenges
FCBC, formerly, P.T.E.K. (Parent and Teachers of Explosive Kids) is a parent driven charitable corporation providing education and support for parents and teachers involved in the care of behaviorally challenging children.
The goals of the CPS Institute are to: (a) fund research on factors underlying the effective treatment of explosive behavior; (b) provide scholarships for training in the CPS approach; (c) disseminate the CPS model to mental health, education, medical, and criminal justice professionals, and (d) fund free care for disadvantaged youths and their families.
A new video/dvd "Parenting The Explosive Child" is now available by logging on to: www.ccps.info.
www.explosivekids.org   (918 words)

 NRDC: Explosive Alliances - Chapter 3
High explosives are a key component in nuclear weapons and realistic modeling of detonation in high explosives is a long-standing issue in performance, safety, and reliability studies carried out in the DP Laboratories.
Specifically, the propellant is composed of explosive material in the form of closely packed 30-300 micron-sized grains held together by a polymeric (plastic) binder material.
LX-10 is a very energetic explosive based on HMX that uses Viton A (vinylidine fluoride/hexafluoropropylene copolymer, made by DuPont) as a thermoplastic binder; it is used in the W68 and W79 weapons.
www.nrdc.org /nuclear/expl/ea3.asp   (10744 words)

 Urban Dictionary: explosive diarrhea
Once my friend tried to light his fart on fire, little did he know he had explosive diahrrea, all i have to say is we never saw him again...
It is important to not let it run on and to sip on water thru-out the day until a couple of days after it subsides.
Also accompanied by noisy bowels sounds as if a war is going on inside your poor lower abdominal area along with excessive very LOUD blasting explosive gassed up farts, queasy stomach discomfort, and severe weakness if it goes on for over 24 hours.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=explosive+diarrhea   (756 words)

 explosive on Encyclopedia.com
Sniffing out explosives: explosives detection devices come in a variety of shapes and sizes, utilizing an array of analysis detection methods.
Explosives risk in U.S. airports demonstrated to Members of Congress and media by Massachusetts company; Congress urged to revamp legislation that prohibits use of U.S. technology now used to protect European airports.
Soldats du 43e BIMA (Bataillon d'infanterie de marine) à Abidjan Inquiet de la situation explosive en Côte d'Ivoire, Paris.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/e1/explosiv.asp   (610 words)

 Magazine Storage at US Explosive: Explosive Storage, Storage Magazine, Ammunition Storage, Magazine Storage Day Boxes
We are the premier manufacturer of explosive magazines for ammunition storage, ordnance storage, pyrotechnics storage, and other explosive materials storage.
These explosive storage lockers are manufactured in America to strict specifications.
U.S. Explosive Storage is always happy to answer any questions you might have.
www.usexplosive.com   (220 words)

 Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Disposal of Liquid Wastes from the Explosive Destruction System -- Executive ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In addition, in a report to be published in the spring of 2002, the committee is assessing the operational concepts for mobile and semipermanent facilities being developed by the product manager.
The potential presence of residual explosives or explosive-derived organic compounds in the EDS neutralents and rinsates.
Potentially higher concentrations of dissolved or suspended metals (e.g., Hg, Pb, Cu, and Al) in EDS neutralents and rinsates owing to explosive accessing of the munition and/or the presence of fuzes or bursters.
www.nap.edu /execsumm/0309082692.html   (5899 words)

 Exploclad: Explosive Cladding
Stainless steel layer, explosive welded on to a mild steel plate providing corrosion protection in an intercooler application.
Copper/Aluminium explosive welded block used in the manufacture of high quality electrical transition joints.
Aluminium/Steel test sample explosive welded and then mechanically twisted to illustrate the integrity of the welded interface
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 Online Dictionary for French English, Spanish English, Italian English, and more.
Tending or serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst; "an explosive device"; "explosive gas"; "an explosive temper." [ETYM: Cf.
A powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a high rate.
An explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy; SYN: plastique.
www.ultralingua.net /?service=ee&text=explosive   (183 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His text is long and serious, and has the advantage of covering an enormous amount of ground with nuance, detail, and sympathy, but also perhaps the disadvantage that only those parents who are not chronically tired and time-deprived are likely to get through the entire book.
However, how insulting is that to find your parent reading "The Explosive Child?" I understand her reading a parenting book, but come on, the title totally gives away what your parent thinks you are.
The Explosive Child is the best book to outright talk about such cases - what happens when even the best of parenting strategies simply don't work and life is unbearable for the family and for the child.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060931027?v=glance   (2434 words)

 Boing Boing: Explosive sink and toilet plunger is a gift from the gods
My prime pruchase was something called a KleerDrain instant drain opener, which combines the fun of explosives with the satisfaction of unclogging a sink.
I was a little wary of spending $30 on this gadget, which looks like a cross-between a plunger and a pogo stick.
Watching the guy on the demo using the device, with its rifle-like kickback and puff of condensed carbon dioxide gas, mesmerized me. The next thing I knew, I was racing home with my new KleerDrain.
www.boingboing.net /2004/08/16/explosive_sink_and_t.html   (437 words)

 C4 Plastic Explosive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A high quality, very high velocity military plastic explosive.
The material has excellent mechanical and adhesive properties, and may be stretched into long strands without breakage.
In its original powdery form the explosive may be poured into charge containers, then pressed into intimate contact with the liner.
www.ribbands.co.uk /prdpages/C4.htm   (103 words)

 Pyro Purity Test
Did you make an explosive device before the age of 10?
made an explosive device containing more than 1 lb.
had an explosive device go off in your hand because you held it too long?
www.armory.com /tests/pyro.html   (908 words)

 Center For Collaborative Problem Solving
Ross Greene and Stuart Ablon, the Center provides clinical services, training, and consultation to assist education, mental health, and medical professionals and parents in understanding and implementing the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach.
The CPS model -- which was first articulated in the book, The Explosive Child -- proposes that challenging behavior should be understood and handled in the same manner as other recognized learning disabilities.
In other words, difficult children and adolescents lack important cognitive skills essential to handling frustration and mastering situations requiring flexibility and adaptability.
www.explosivechild.com   (460 words)

 DSEAR, Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations, ATEX Directive, CE Marking, ISO9000, compliance ...
What is Potentially Explosive Atmosphere Certification and why you may need it!
From the feedback received from the previous articles on the ATEX Directive and Intrinsic Safety, it would appear that many readers were unfamiliar with the new legislation for equipment that may be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.
will have on Products and Personnel used in potentially explosive atmospheres, from 1 July 2003, when it will be necessary to comply.
www.epsilon-ltd.com   (200 words)

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