The Influence of Water Saturation in Soil on Blast Effect
The intensity of an explosive blast resulting from the detonation of a buried mine on the underside of a vehicle is determined by a combination of several parameters. The most important are: the mass of the mine explosive charge, the mine composition, burial depth, mine shape, height of the deflector above the ground, deflector type, type of earth (composition and density), earth moisture content, degree of soil saturation, soil cohesive strength, and the angle of internal friction. The understanding of the influence of each parameter on the resulting explosive load is essential in the development of an objective method, applicable to both military and civilian vehicles, to design effective protection for the occupants against the mine blast threat.
KeywordsBlast Load Sandy Gravel Plate Deformation Blast Effect Mine Size
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