The Design of Explosives

CIM Bulletin, 1958

Explosives formulation is dictated by desired field performance, which in turn is dependent on such physical properties as strength, velocity of detonation, sensitivity, and water resistance. The design of explosives to obtain these properties is discussed with some reference to detonation and rock mechanics theory.
Keywords: blasting, detonation velocity, explosive, rock, shock front, velocity of detonation, energy, Explosives, Pressure, Rock, Rocks, Shock, Strength, waves