Blast Waves Produced by Exploding Wires
This paper is concerned mainly with the cylindrical blast wave produced by a wire explosion. In order to obtain a strong blast wave, the wire was exploded in a shock chamber evacuated to various low pressures. Density distributions of air were observed with a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The processes of formation and propagation as well as the internal structure of the blast wave were analyzed.
KeywordsMach Number Shock Front Blast Wave Rarefaction Wave Planar Flow
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