Blast Waves Generated by Accidental Explosions
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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As a basis for the discussion of the blast waves produced by accidental explosions the structure of the blast wave from an ideal explosion and the mechanisms by which such a blast wave produces damage will be discussed. Next, some general results concerning the manner in which nonideal source behavior produces nonideality of the blast wave will be presented with examples. Finally, accidental explosions will be grouped into nine different types depending upon the nature of the source behavior during the explosion and the events that lead up to the explosion. The nature of the blast wave produced by each of the different types of accidental explosions will then be discussed with examples as appropriate to illustrate how the mechanisms involved in accidental explosions affect the blast waves produced by these explosions.