Explosive Engineering Minor Program

This program is tailored for undergraduate and graduate students in mining, mechanical, civil, metallurgical, chemical aeronautical, nuclear, petroleum, geophysical, and geological engineering.

MNGN 333 : Explosive Engineering I . Principles of basic explosive engineering technologies, this course cover the chemistry of explosives, energetic of explosives, detonation, shock wave physics. Mass, momentum and energy conservation. An understanding of basic physics, chemistry, mechanics, and mathematics calculus is assumed. In this course basic descriptions of the physical processes and underlying theory are presented in terms as useful for engineer or researches. This course will help engineers, scientists, and students acquire the basic engineering tools needed to understand, analyze, and solve a broad range of explosive problems and practical applications. It also will cover concerned with the regulatory and environmental issues involved in the transportation, storage, and commerce of explosive materials.

MNGN 444: Explosive Engineering II. This course gives students in engineering and applied sciences an opportunity to delve more deeply into the fields of explosives engineering. Student learning will be demonstrated by their finale papers and presentations. The class is taught as a senior seminar, multidisciplinary formatted lecture series supported by guest speakers from the academic, government, and explosives engineering communities.

MNGN 407: Rock Fragmentation . This course gives students in engineering or applied science an introduction to drilling and blasting for rock fragmentation. Theory and application of rock drilling: principles of rock penetration, rock-bit interactions, specific energy, prediction of penetration rate, types of drilling and drill-bits, machine selection. Theory of rock fragmentation by explosives as well as theory of of crushing and grinding . Design of blast for surface and underground excavation will be discussed with specific interest in fragmentation optimization and environmental effect control. Will have one guest speaker William D. Hissem ,who is product manager in Sandvik, Tamrock.  

Minor Program: Explosive Engineering and Explosive Processing

These two minor degree programs are offered to all CSM students that meet the registration requirements for the related courses. The minor programs are jointly administrated by the Mining Engineering Department ( adviser: Dr. Petr) and the Metallurgical &Materials Engineering Department (advisor: Dr. Liu )

Procedure for Declaring a Minor in Explosive Engineering or Explosive Processing of Materials
Code: Explosive Engineering – MNXE
Code: Explosive Processing of Materials – MTXP

Simple 8 Steps:

1 Student picks up Minor Form from Registrar’s Office "Form"
2. Complete the form with Relevant Information
3. State all Minor Courses intends to take
4. Secure “Advisor” Signature
5. Secure Minor Department Head Signature
6. Secure Major Department Head Signature
7. Submit Form to Registrar’s Office
8. Registrar will audit for Graduation

Advisors may contact Registrar for Yearly Audit of Number of Students in Minor “Advisor” – Minor Coordinator

Short Courses

These short courses are carefully structured introduction to the main topics in the field of explosives engineering: detonation, explosive performance and chemistry, shock wave physics in condensed matter, shock modeling, and explosion measurements and instrumentation. Both the fundamental theory and practical aspects will be discussed. The topics will be presented by experts who are internationally renowned in their respective fields, and will address an audience spanning a wide range of scientific backgrounds and levels.

Explosive Engineering
Forensic Explosive Investigation

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