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Blast Waves

Benefits

  • Covers a broad area of blast waves ranging from shock tubes and gaseous detonations to high explosives and nuclear blast phenomena

  • Updated new edition includes new chapters on numerical hydrodynamics and blast injury

  • Incorporates modeling techniques and applications as well as historical analysis of the field

Book

Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 1-1
  3. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 3-8
  4. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 9-17
  5. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 19-39
  6. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 41-71
  7. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 73-95
  8. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 97-120
  9. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 121-135
  10. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 137-150
  11. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 151-162
  12. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 163-182
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    Pages 183-196
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    Pages 197-225
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    Pages 227-281
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    Pages 283-309
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  19. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 337-347
  20. Charles E. Needham
    Pages 349-361

About this book

Introduction

This book examines blast waves—their methods of generation, their propagation in several dimensions through the real atmosphere and layered gases, and their interactions with simple structures—thereby providing a broad overview of the field. The intended audience has a basic knowledge of algebra and a good grasp of the concepts of conservation of mass and energy. The text includes an introduction to blast wave terminology and conservation laws, and there is a discussion of units and the importance of consistency.

This new edition of Blast Waves has been thoroughly updated and includes two new chapters that cover numerical hydrodynamics and blast injury. Authored by an expert with over forty years of experience in the field of blast and shock, this book offers many lessons as well as a historical perspective on developments in the field.

Keywords

Blast Waves Detonation Waves formation of shock waves generation of shock waves Chapman-Jouget relations rarefaction waves Nuclear detonation blast standard high explosive blast standard

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Applied Research Associates, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

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