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Spring 2024
May 29, 2024
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ME 62000 - Combustion Of Energetic Materials
Credit Hours: 3.00.  Students will learn the concepts of how to approach research in the area of Energetic Materials (EM) based on an understanding of the fundamental principles. Students will learn how energetic materials are fabricated, safety used, as well as understand life cycle issues, homogeneous & heterogenous combustion, and advanced energetic material concepts. Multiphase combustion phenomena will be introduced and emphasized. They will apply these concepts to a literature review and group research project, as well as that includes applying thermochemistry and chemical kinetic software. In addition, six hands-on labs are performed. This material will be covered in the context of real-world applications, with an emphasis on energetic materials, combustion, propulsion, explosives, pyrotechnics, and detonation phenomenon. Pre-requisite: ME 52500 or AAE 53900 or consent of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours

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Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture
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Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Become familiar with the basic terminology, material science, physics & chemistry of energetic materials. 2.  Learn how to safely work with energetic materials. 3.  Learn how to experimentally or computationally approach research. 4.  Learn how to approach literature reviews and form hypotheses for future research. 5.  Learn the knowledge and experience needed to understand, model, develop, and experimentally characterize energetic materials, and well as numerous related fields.

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