Mach reflection parameters for plexiglas cylinders

  • G. A. Adadurov
  • A. N. Dremin
  • G. I. Kanel'


The “collapsing air gap” method has been used to investigate the development and limiting parameters of the Mach reflection of a conical convergent shock in plexiglas cylinders arranged along the axis of a detonating explosive charge. The diameters of the cylindrical specimens varied from 15 to 100 mm. It is shown that on the stationary interval of development of the triple-shock configuration, where the velocity of the head wave is equal to the detonation velocity, there is a linear relationship between the diameter of the head wave, its radius of curvature, and the diameter of the cylinder.


Reflection Mathematical Modeling Mechanical Engineer Explosive Linear Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Adadurov
    • 1
  • A. N. Dremin
    • 1
  • G. I. Kanel'
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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