Estimation of the Error of the Optophysical Method for Measuring the Parameters of an Air Shock Wave

  • S. I. GerasimovEmail author
  • A. G. Sirotkina
  • N. A. Trepalov
  • R. V. Gerasimova

The base error of the optophysical method of measuring the parameters of an air shock wave formed as the result of the explosion of an explosive charge is estimated. With the use of reference data, the process of measuring the parameters of an air shock wave by the black box method was simulated. Values were obtained for the mean standard deviation of the result of measuring the overpressure of air in the air shock wave front for various conditions (spatial resolution, frame frequency) of the video recording of the process of exploding explosive charges of various mass.


optophysical measurements background-oriented schlieren method air shock wave explosive test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. I. Gerasimov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • A. G. Sirotkina
    • 2
  • N. A. Trepalov
    • 1
  • R. V. Gerasimova
    • 2
  1. 1.Russian Federal Nuclear Center – All-Russia Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFYaTs – VNIIEF)SarovRussia
  2. 2.Sarov Institute of Physics and TechnologyBranch of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhISarovRussia
  3. 3.Nizhnii Novgorod State Technical UniversityNizhnii NovgorodRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Branch of the Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesNizhnii NovgorodRussia

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