Cover: Point Source Explosion in Air

Point Source Explosion in Air

Published 1956

by Harold L. Brode


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A solution to the problem of the blast wave from a point source in air. The methods and the equation of state for air are described, together with the results of the particular solution for a point source (giving shock values of pressure, density, particle velocity, temperature, and dynamic pressure as functions of the shock radius and of the peak overpressure). The time histories of the same variables are presented for a number of distances from the source, as well as values of the durations of positive phases and impulses form overpressure and from dynamic pressure.

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