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Blast Effects

Physical Properties of Shock Waves

  • Isabelle Sochet

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Isabelle Sochet
    Pages 1-15
  3. John M. Dewey
    Pages 37-55
  4. Xavier Rocourt, Isabelle Sochet
    Pages 73-87
  5. Isabelle Sochet, Yohann Maillot
    Pages 89-111
  6. Isabelle Sochet
    Pages 113-120
  7. Isabelle Sochet
    Pages 121-140
  8. Oren Sadot, Omri Ram, Eliram Nof, Eytan Kochavi, Gabi Ben-Dor
    Pages 141-170
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 171-197

About this book


This book compiles a variety of experimental data on blast waves. The book begins with an introductory chapter and proceeds to the topic of blast wave phenomenology, with a discussion Rankine-Hugoniot equations and the Friedlander equation, used to describe the pressure-time history of a blast wave. Additional topics include arrival time measurement, the initiation of detonation by exploding wires, a discussion of TNT equivalency, and small scale experiments. Gaseous and high explosive detonations are covered as well. The topics and experiments covered were chosen based on the comparison of used scale sizes, from small to large. Each characteristic parameter of blast waves is analyzed and expressed versus scaled distance in terms of energy and mass. Finally, the appendix compiles a number of polynomial laws that will prove indispensable for engineers and researchers.


Accidental Explosions and Structures Blast Effects Consecutive Shock Wave Detonation Detonation Condensed Charge Detonation Gaseous Charge Explosion Effects Explosive Charges Safety Science Shock Wave Properties

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabelle Sochet
    • 1
  1. 1.INSA Centre Val de Loire – PRISME LaboratoryBourges CedexFrance

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