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Discover The Combustion Characteristics Of All Important Types Of Energetic Materials, Such As Explosives, Propellants, And The New Class Of Pyrolants, As Well As Related Phenomena.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Propellants and Explosives: Thermochemical Aspects of Combustion to their offering.

This second edition of the classic on the thermochemistry of combustion now features five new chapters and updated coverage of significant recent developments in the field.

Addressing both experimental as well as theoretical aspects, the book covers the thermochemical and combustion characteristics of all important types of energetic materials, such as explosives, propellants, and the new class of pyrolants, as well as related phenomena. It presents the fundamental bases of the energetics of materials, deflagration and detonation, thermochemical process of decomposition and combustion, plus combustion wave structures. The book also goes on to discuss the combustion mechanisms of various types of energetic materials, propellants, and explosives, based on the heat transfer process in the combustion waves. The burning rate models are also presented as an aid to understanding the rate-controlling steps of combustion processes, thus demonstrating the relationships of burning rate versus pressure and initial temperature. As a major topic new to this edition, new propulsion methods such as duct rockets, ramjets, pulse motors and thrusters are described in detail, while appendices on flow field dynamics and shock wave propagation have been added.

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Dr. Kubota received a Doctorate from Princeton University in 1973, majoring in "Solid Propellant Combustion" and "Rocket Propulsion including Ducted Rocket Engine". His current position is Senior Research Scientist of Propellant Combustion Laboratory, Asahi Kasei Chemicals. Previously, he was Director, Third Research Center, Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI), Japan Defense Agency, which is responsible for aircraft and missiles.

Content Outline:

Thermodynamics of Energy Conversion

Thermochemistry of Combustion

Combustion Wave Propagation

Energetics of Propellants and Explosives

Combustion of Crystalline and Polymeric Materials

Combustion of Double-Base Propellants

Combustion of Composite Propellants

Combustion of Explosives Formation of Energetic Pyrolants

Combustion Propagation of Pyrolants

Emission from Combustion Products

Transient Combustion Rocket T

hrust Modulation Ducted Rocket Propulsion

Appendix A: List of Abbreviation of Energetic Materials

Appendix B: Measurements of Burning Rate and Combustion Wave Structure Appendix C: Dynamics in Flow Field

Appendix D: Shock Wave Propagation

Appendix E: List of Mathematical Symbols Index

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