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Conductor destruction in electrical explosion

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Conductor damage has been examined when the current is switched off at various stages in electrical explosion. If the switching is fairly rapid, kink instability growth is accompanied by formation of vapor bubbles at the kinks within the volume of the liquid metal. Later switching results in vapor bubbles uniformly distributed along the conductor. Cumulative ejection occurs under certain conditions. A qualitative interpretation is given.

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Translated from Prikladnoi Mekhaniki i Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki, No. 2, pp. 85–91, March–April, 1974.

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Grevtsev, N.V., Zolotukhin, V.D., Kashurnikov, Y.M. et al. Conductor destruction in electrical explosion. J Appl Mech Tech Phys 15, 215–219 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00850661

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Keywords

  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Industrial Mathematic
  • Liquid Metal
  • Vapor Bubble