Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:26:51 -0800
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Subject: FW: [Oxley_list] URI Fundamentals of Explosives May 4-6, 2010
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All -
If your institution handles highly reactive/explosive materials this 
be of interest to you.  Dr. Oxley is the LEADING EXPERT on these 
on the planet ("universe would be a bit grandiose!)

Excellent programs presented by excellent scientists

(Sorry I had to copy the PDF file content into this email - the lists do 
allow attachments.  Contact Dr. Oxley joxley**At_Symbol_Here**  for the PDF, 


Fundamentals of Explosives
short course on
Chemical & Physical Principles including
blast effects, detection & forensics
May 4-6, 2010
This course examines the chemistry of explosives,
the physics of detonation waves
and their initiation, and the issues involved in
safe handling and characterizing these. Explosive
output and coupling to surroundings,
with specific application to structural response,
will be discussed. We will address
terrorist bombings, the gathering, analysis
and interpretation of evidence, improvised
explosives, and explosive detection. Lecturers
are internationally known experts.
Chemical makeup of explosives=97minimum
requirements to be an explosive and synthetic
principles. Initiation of explosives=97role
of hot spots, critical diameter & detonation
failure. Evaluation=97strength & safety.
Shock and detonation waves. CJ and ZND
models of detonation. Fundamentals of
shock response of solids. Spall. Shock
growth & decay. Graphical solution of planeshock
transmission. Initiation of detonation.
Mining and military=97setting requirements to
match the application--Gurney energies,
overpressures, role of metallization, simple
Critique of the various technologies used in
forensics and airport screening -- bulk and
trace. New challenges to detection. Post
blast examination and laboratory analysis
Concepts of dynamic loading and response
of materials to such. Focus on basic issues
that help develop materials and structures resistant
to blast.
Dr. James Kennedy, retired from Sandia &
Los Alamos National Laboratories, specialist
in initiation & Gurney model
Dr. Jimmie Oxley, Professor, Chemistry, U
of Rhode Island; Co-Director of DHS Center
of Excellence Explosives Detection, Mitigation,
Response & URI Forensic Science.
Dr. Maurice Marshall, OBE, retired Defense
Science & Technology Laboratory UK;
specialist in forensics of blast.
Dr. Arun Shukla, Professor, Mech. Engineering;
specializes in dynamic behavior of
REGISTRATION FEE: $1450 (US) should
accompany registration.
Fee includes course materials, book, coffee
breaks, and a dinner. The fee must accompany
the registration form. Space is limited and early
registration is encouraged. The sponsor reserves
the right to accept or decline registrations and to
cancel the course and return all registration fees
if enrollment is insufficient.
No refunds will be made to participants who
fail to substitute or cancel by at least 5 working
days before the course starts.
Registrants are responsible for their own
travel and lodging arrangements. See
Registration Form
Fundamentals of Explosives
May 4-6, 2010
Name ____________________
Title: __________________________
Affiliation: ____________________
Phone: __________Fax: ______
E-Mail: ____________________
Address: ____________________
City: _____________State _____
Zip: ____________Date _____________
Make checks ($1450) payable to:
University of Rhode Island,
Chemistry Dept.
Mail Payment & Registration
University of Rhode Island
Chemistry Dept
Attn: Jimmie Oxley
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone/fax (401) 874-2103 ph/fax
Credit card payment can be accepted by
HERE. Fax or email Dr. Oxley
Detonation & Shock
Wave Physics
Response to Blast
Detection & IED=92s

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Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 8:05 AM
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Subject: [Oxley_list] URI Fundamentals of Explosives May 4-6, 2010

Dear Colleague,
Attached is our annual announcement for Fundamentals of Explosives May 
2010 at University of Rhode Island.  Please pass this on to a friend, 
also look at the 2^nd page where all HERE courses are listed.  A number 
been scheduled between now and June and you may be able to attend.  You 
also commission any of these classes to come to your facility.
I would be happy to hear from you.
Jimmie Oxley
401-874-2103 office

Jimmie C. Oxley
Professor Chemistry
Director DHS Center of Excellence Explosives Detection, Mitigation, 
University of Rhode Island
51 Lower College Rd.
Kingston, RI 02881
(401)874-2103 phone
(401)874-2103 fax
(401)559-1120 mobile

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