Energetics Science and Technology in China

D.K. Anand, J. Short, M. Pecht, R. Kavetsky

CALCE EPSC Press, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2010.

The book summarizes the long history of energetics in China, starting with black powder more than 2,000 years ago; and also summarizes current energetics research in China by offering hundreds of references to journal articles published in the past 40 years and offering abstracts of those articles.

 

Contents

Preface

Executive Summary

Author Biographies

Acronyms

Chapter 1 The History of Energetic Materials in China

  • 1.1 The Discovery of the Components of Gunpowder
  • 1.1.1 The Discovery of Saltpeter
  • 1.1.2 The Discovery of Sulfur
  • 1.1.3 The Discovery of Carbon
  • 1.1.4 The History of Alchemy .
  • 1.1.5 The Invention of Gunpowder
  • 1.1.6 Song Dynasty
  • 1.1.7 Yuan Dynasty
  • 1.1.8 Ming Dynasty
  • 1.1.9 Modern China
  • 1.2 Fireworks
  • 1.2.1 Han Dynasty
  • 1.2.2 Tang and Song Dynasties
  • 1.2.3 Ming Dynasty
  • 1.2.4 Modern China
  • 1.3 Firearms
  • 1.3.1 Song Dynasty
  • 1.3.2 Yuan Dynasty
  • 1.3.3 Ming Dynasty
  • 1.3.4 Qing Dynasty
  • 1.3.5 Modern China
  • 1.4 Solid Propellants
  • 1.4.1 Modified Low-signature Double-base Propellants
  • 1.4.2 Deterred Low-signature Double-base Propellants
  • 1.4.3 The Gap between China and the World
  • 1.5 Space Solid Rocket Motor
  • 1.5.1 Sounding Rocket Motor
  • 1.5.2 The Third Stage Motor of Launch Vehicle
  • 1.5.3 Retro-motor of Returnable Satellite
  • 1.5.4 Apogee Motor
  • 1.5.5 Perigee Orbit Transfer Motor
  • 1.6 Latest Research Progress
  • 1.7 Summary
  • 1.8 References

Chapter 2 Progress in Technology of Chinese Energetic Materials – An Overview

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 The Chinese Black Powders—A Historical Note
  • 2.3 Industrial Energetic Materials
  • 2.3.1 General Application Class (Detonation Velocity between 5000 and 9000 m/s)
  • 2.3.2 High Energy Application Class (Explosion Wave Speed above 9000 m/s)
  • 2.4 Results and Discussion
  • 2.5 Concluding Remarks
  • 2.6 Acknowledgement
  • 2.7 References

Chapter 3 Science and Technology Trends

  • 3.1 Energetics Research
  • 3.2 Xi’an Modern Chemistry Research Institute
  • 3.2.1 Areas of Research in the Xi’an Modern Chemistry Research Institute and Achievements
  • 3.2.2 Research Projects
  • 3.2.3 Facilities of the Institute
  • 3.3 Beijing Institute of Technology
  • 3.3.1 Energetics Research in the SKLEST
  • 3.3.2 Research Capability
  • 3.4 Nanjing University of Science and Technology
  • 3.4.1 Energetics Research in the School of Chemical Engineering
  • 3.4.2 Research Capability in the School of Chemical Engineering
  • 3.4.3 Energetics Research in the NSSPERC
  • 3.4.4 Research Capability in the NSSPERC
  • 3.5 China Academy of Engineering Physics
  • 3.5.1 Energetics Research at the Institute of Chemical Materials
  • 3.5.2 Research Capability
  • 3.6 North University of China
  • 3.6.1 Energetics Research in the School of Chemical Engineering and Environment
  • 3.6.2 Research Capability
  • 3.7 National University of Defense Technology
  • 3.7.1 Energetics Research in the College of Aerospace and Materials Engineering
  • 3.7.2 Research Capability
  • 3.8 References

Chapter 4 Synthesis

  • 4.1 Energetics Synthesis Research
  • 4.2 References

Chapter 5 Combustion

  • 5.1 Research in Combustion
  • 5.1.1 Detonation and Deflagration
  • 5.1.2 Combustion Ignition
  • 5.1.3 Combustion Catalyst
  • 5.1.4 Explosive Combustion
  • 5.1.5 Propellant Combustion
  • 5.1.6 Others
  • 5.2 References

Chapter 6 Modelng and Simulation

  • 6.1 Modeling and Simulation Methods in Energetic Field
  • 6.2 Modeling and Simulation Research in the Energetics Field
  • 6.2.1 Modeling and Simulation in Phase Transformations of Energetic Materials
  • 6.2.2 Modeling and Simulation in Molecular Geometry Optimization
  • 6.2.3 Modeling and Simulation in Theoretical Thermodynamics Investigations
  • 6.2.4 Modeling and Simulation of Detonation Waves in Energetic Materials
  • 6.2.5 Modeling and Simulation in Chemical Reactions of Energetic Materials
  • 6.2.6 Modeling and Simulation in Propellants .
  • 6.2.7 Modeling and Simulation in Other Areas of Energetic Materials
  • 6.3 References

Chapter 7 Nanoenergetics

  • 7.1 Research in Energetic Nanomaterials
  • 7.2 References