Research Areas

 
  1. Study of gases and dusts explosions, their prevention and protection against their effects, accident investigation, rapid risk estimation (average property damage estimation) in industrial objects containing flammable materials.
  2. Development of explosives.
  3. Study of the electric spark sensitivity of energetic materials
  4. Development of apparatus for differential thermal analysis of explosives.
  5. Providing expert documentation in the field of abuse of explosives in crime, directed to the state security services, elaborated within the grant projects assigned by the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.
  6. Application of the 15N NMR Spectroscopy to the study of thermal, impact, shock and electric spark reactivity of energetic materials.
  7. Study of the strength and brisance of emulsion explosives.
 
Present research activities:
  •  In the field of energetic materials and physics of explosion, the current activities involve: cumulative effect of hole and linear shaped charges and its utilization, pressing of metal powders by shock wave, direct transfer of explosion energy to electric energy, axial and lateral effects of detonators, properties of energetic materials at the microscopic level (intermolecular interactions, micromechanisms of initiation by impact, shock, electric spark, etc.). 
  • In the field of safety engineering, the present research activities involve: study of BLEVE blast wave generation process, utilization of new outlook on accidental investigation, verification of CFD code for gas explosion simulation in various applications and prevention and protection against dust and gas explosions in the technical practice of underground mining of coal and in the common practice of Main Mining Rescue Service.
  • „MORT WorkSheet may be downloaded here. (MORT WorkSheet is a Microsoft Excel application that was developed by our safety group to make the MORT analysis of accident root causes easier.)“
 
Expected future orientation:
  • The field of energetic materials and physics of explosion: continuation of the study of chemical micromechanisms of energetic materials initiation, green energetic materials, nanostructured energetic materials, computer simulations of explosion effects of the hole and shaped charges, dynamic pressing of metal powders by shock wave, artificial ageing of propellants. 
  • The field of safety engineering: continuation of study of BLEVE blast wave generation process, utilization of new outlook on accident investigation, verification of CFD code for gas explosion simulation in various applications and prevention and protection against dust and gas explosions in the technical practice of underground mining of coal and in the common practice of Main Mining Rescue Service.