Hydrodynamics of explosion: models and software for modeling explosions and estimation of their consequences
First Online: 03 July 2012 Received: 27 April 2010 Revised: 30 September 2011 Accepted: 26 May 2012 DOI:
10.1007/s00193-012-0390-y Cite this article as: Stepanov, K.L., Stankevich, Y.A. & Smetannikov, A.S. Shock Waves (2012) 22: 557. doi:10.1007/s00193-012-0390-y Abstract
Physical and hydrodynamic processes accompanying explosions of condensed explosives and fuel–air mixtures have been considered. Wide-range equations of state of explosion products and air have been used. A physical model and a program code based on the gas dynamics equations in the Lagrangian form have been developed for modeling one-dimensional hydrodynamic processes in the near zone of explosion. This firmware forms the basis for estimation of explosion consequences. The described model has shown its working efficiency within a wide range of explosion energies and environmental conditions.
Keywords Explosion Equation of state Blast waves Modeling Software Abbreviation EP
Equation of state
Communicated by L. Bauwens.
This paper is based on work that was presented at the 22nd International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Minsk, Belarus, July 27–31, 2009.
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