Accession Number:

AD0784258

Title:

Investigation of the Effectiveness of an Explosion with Multi-Point Initiation or Distributed Charges

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1974-08-13

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

To improve the dynamics of the demolition process and to increase the effectiveness of an explosion it is necessary to assure repeated action of the source on the medium due to a change in the internal gas dynamics in the charge hole. This can also be attained by using multi-point initiation of a distributed charge. The authors examine a charge placed in a hole and bounded on one side by a solid plug. They examine the interaction of detonation and shock waves theoretically and experimentally.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE