Ok, I admit it. When I heard that ATI was offering a course called “Explosives Technology & Modeling”, my mind immediately went to wartime uses of Explosives for offensive operations. I thought about bombs being dropped on cities, or on buildings, and all the resulting damage and anguish. It was a fairly depressing thought.
But, as I was gathering my thoughts to write this blog and promote this course, I realized that I was totally dismissing other beneficial uses of explosives.
Explosives can be used for fragmentation of rock for construction work. Fragmentation of rock during quarry operations is another beneficial use for explosives. And let’s not forget how instrumental explosives can be for the safe and efficient demolition of buildings. There are many uses of explosives that go far beyond wartime destructive uses. Having said that, it is also true that they are instrumental in fighting wars too.
Explosive Technology and Modeling is a three-day course designed for scientists, engineers and managers interested in the current state of explosives and blast waves. After an introduction to combustion chemistry and shock waves, the current explosive technology is described. Computational and analytical tools are demonstrated for calculating blast wave and fragment parameters.
I am sure this course will be blast. Don’t delay in registering for this class, because it is coming up very soon in April.
To learn more about this course and register, or to see what other courses are availalbe at ATI, you can go here.