Shock Waves

, 18:107

Mechanism of detonation of emulsion explosives with microballoons

  • A. E. Medvedev
  • V. M. Fomin
  • A. Yu. Reshetnyak
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00193-008-0141-2

Cite this article as:
Medvedev, A.E., Fomin, V.M. & Reshetnyak, A.Y. Shock Waves (2008) 18: 107. doi:10.1007/s00193-008-0141-2


A mechanism of detonation of emulsion explosives containing microballoons in finite-diameter charges is described. A parametric dependence of the detonation velocity on the charge characteristics is obtained. The fact that the reaction-zone width increases with decreasing charge porosity is explained. It is shown that the emulsion does not completely burn out at the Chapman-Jouguet point. Final formulas for calculating the reaction time and reaction-zone width are given.


Detonation Emulsion explosives Microballoons 



High explosive


Emulsion explosive


Chapman-Jouguet point


47.70.Pq 82.33.Vx 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Medvedev
    • 1
  • V. M. Fomin
    • 1
  • A. Yu. Reshetnyak
    • 1
  1. 1.Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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