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By P.S. Bulson

This e-book experiences the improvement of analysis into the explosive loading of constructions, almost always because the starting of the 20 th century. significant contributions within the fields of dimension, research and prediction are mentioned. Dynamic loading from traditional excessive explosives is tested, in addition to the results of liquid propellant, dirt, gasoline, vapour, and fuel/air explosions. topics comprise blast in tunnels, underground and underwater explosions, strain size and blast stimulation. Explosive results on civil constructions, civil bridges, airplane and ships are summarized, together with the estimation of residual power. The concluding passages discuss with structural security and reliability.

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Modern versions 1/3 of Eq. 3) give the pressure in bars and z in metres/kilogrammes . The relationship in Eq. 11] at the end of the Second World War, when he summarized the results of free-air blast tests on cast TNT in the US and the UK. It was not realized at the time that the shape of the charge could have a significant influence on results, or that the pressure-measuring instruments could noticeably affect tests by altering the air flow behind the shock front. Nevertheless, Kennedy’s summary was a useful indication of the pressure/distance relationship.

Chapman, who suggested that a shock wave travelling through a high explosive brings in its wake chemical reactions that supply enough energy to support the propagation of the wave forward. Jouget suggested that the minimum velocity of a detonation wave was equal to the velocity of a sound wave in the detonation products of the explosive, which were at high temperature and pressure. 5], applied strictly to explosive gases, but was assumed to apply to liquid and solid explosives. 6] in a paper written for the UK Civil Defence Research Committee, Ministry of Home Security, in 1941, during the Second World War.

This was a historically valuable report, although the data was obtained from tests with relatively undeveloped instrumentation. 2, taken from ref. 3, taken from the same reference. He proposed that the factor in Eq. 054. 081 for bare charges. 4]. 2 Relationship between incident pressure and scaled distance for Second World War bombs and bare charges (from Kennedy, ref. 11). Ground burst explosions 29 reported by Reisler et al. 2]. 4.

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