Small-scale Characterization of Homemade Explosives (HMEs)

Terrorists increasingly use homemade explosives (HMEs) because of low-costs and availability, as well as for other reasons

Understanding of the relative detonability of HMEs and calibration/validation of simulations is needed

  • However, compositions of HMEs are nearly limitless
  • Current experiments to characterize HMEs are generally large scale and limited due to time and cost
Project Leader
  • Steven F. Son
    Associate Professor
    Purdue University

Students Currently Involved in Project
  • David Kittell
    Purdue University
  • Peter Renslow
    Purdue University