Shock Waves

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 557–566

Hydrodynamics of explosion: models and software for modeling explosions and estimation of their consequences

  • K. L. Stepanov
  • Y. A. Stankevich
  • A. S. Smetannikov
Original Article

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


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.


ExplosionEquation of stateBlast wavesModelingSoftware



Explosion products


Shock wave


Equation of state

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. L. Stepanov
    • 1
  • Y. A. Stankevich
    • 1
  • A. S. Smetannikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiation Gas Dynamics LaboratoryHeat and Mass Transfer Institute of the National Academy of SciencesMinskBelarus