Blast Waves from Cylindrical Charges

  • Clare Knock
  • Nigel Davies
Conference paper

Introduction

It has long been known [1] [2] that the blast wave from an explosive depends on the explosive’s shape. More recently it has been pointed out that ‘for non-spherical charges, there are time and directional/orientational effects that can yield multiples of greater than 2.0’ [3] when blast parameters are compared to those of spherical charges of the same mass. Yet although most military charges have a cylindrical based shape, safety cases and explosive comparisons are based on spherical charges and there has been little published work on the blast from cylindrical charges.

Keywords

Peak Pressure Blast Wave Diameter Ratio High Explosive Explosive Charge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare Knock
    • 1
  • Nigel Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.Cranfield UniversitySwindonUK

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