The Use of Exploding Wires in the Study of Small-Scale Underwater Explosions

  • R. R. Buntzen


Greater similarity in certain aspects to an underwater nuclear explosion is achieved by using a submerged exploding wire than with conventional chemical explosives. This is apparent in the high temperatures attained and in the lack of noncondensable explosion products in the exploding wire model.


Shock Wave Shock Front Energy Partition Underwater Explosion Steam Bubble 
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© Plenum Press New York 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. R. Buntzen
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Naval Radiological Defense LaboratorySan FranciscoUSA

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