Genesis and Sustenance

The Birth and Life of an Explosion
  • Antoni K. Oppenheim
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 48)


As amazing as it may seem, the study of the birth and life of explosions, that is of the chemical and gasdynamic processes that are associated with the generation, growth and sustenance of explosions, escaped up to now, by far and wide, the attention of the scientific community.


Shock Front Detonation Wave Shock Tube Blast Wave Rarefaction Wave 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoni K. Oppenheim
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaUSA

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