A Calculation of the Blast Wave From a Spherical Charge of TNT

by Harold L. Brode

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The solution, on a high-speed computer, of the partial differential equations of hydrodynamic motion for the case of a center-detonated spherical charge of TNT. Results are shown principally in graphical form, in which the second shock is seen to originate as an imploding shock following the inward rarefaction ino the TNT gases. A series of minor shocks are generated in the same manner and are seen to move out in the negative phase behind the main shock.

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