Plastics in Armaments

Plastics in Armaments

  • Name of Author : RB Marathe
  • Pages: 248
  • ISBN : 978-81-86514-75-7
  • Price : INR1380/- US $45 UK £36
  • Language :
  • Publisher : DESIDOC
  • Year of Publishing : 2020

About the Book

The monograph presents a perfect blend between the introduction to what really the plastics are, their structure/property relationship, production technologies, quality control & quality assurance and other topics like testing and shelf life. Various chapters covered deal on topics such as varieties of plastics/polymers, structure/property relationships, plastics and their plurality, additives, matrix materials, various manufacturing technologies, testing of plastics and components and aspects of quality control/quality assurance. Important topics like explosive compatibility, shelf life, failure analysis, selection of plastics and latest trends in plastics are also included in details. The monograph is basically aimed at readership for the Armament scientists and technologists, quality control and quality assurance officers and staff, officers and staff ordnance factories. It also will be very useful for ITI students pursuing polymer technology fields and undergraduate course students from academia. It will also be of immense help to design, production and quality control departments of production houses, and testing laboratories.

About the Author

Shri RB Marathe, after post-graduation in Chemistry with honours, joined Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), the Premier Armament Lab in 1967. During his tenure, he was instrumental in implementing the statistical quality control (SQC) methods in three ordnance factories in filling side. On bifurcation of Defence Science Service, he opted for DRDO and was posted to ARDE. He served in ARDE in Ammunition Design Group and as a Technical Staff Officer. He possesses vast experience in the fields of design, development, transfer of technology, production and quality control and quality assurance of Armament Stores. He headed the Ammunition Division and the portfolio as Technical Staff Officer till 1998 when he proceeded on voluntary retirement. Since 2010, he became the member of Institute of Defence Scientists and Technologists where he completed the assignments of production of critical defence component and also failure investigations. He will be pursuing the field of ‘smart munitions’ for infantry.

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