Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 537–539 | Cite as

The formation of smooth spalls in steel during the interaction of glancing detonation waves

  • S. A. Novikov
  • A. P. Pogorelov
  • L. M. Sinitsyna


A study is made of the formation of smooth spalls in steel specimens when their surfaces are blasted by explosive charges via a glancing detonation wave. When a steel specimen is blasted with an explosive, behind the front of glancing shock waves of compression two glancing shock waves of rarefaction, propagating toward each other, form, the interaction of which produces in the steel a smooth spall in the form of a dihedral angle. It is shown that a variation of the composition of the explosive (TNT, plastic explosive, TG 50/50 alloy) of a given thickness changes the distance from the vertex of the dihedral angle to the surface at which the charge was placed.


Dynamical System Shock Wave Mechanical Engineer Explosive Dihedral Angle 
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  • S. A. Novikov
  • A. P. Pogorelov
  • L. M. Sinitsyna

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