The Energy Distribution of Explosions

Hai Kedar, Lippe Sadwin, David Ornai

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Design of protective structures to withstand explosions usually involves full-scale tests. The overpressure and the impulse (pressure integral along the time duration) are the common parameters that define a particular airblast wave.
Despite the fact that the blast energy flux is the cause of damage in structures, which is due not only to the influence of the incident overpressure but also to the influence of dynamic pressure (“the wind”), insufficient research on the energy flux of the blast wave has been conducted.
In this research, we will attempt to understand the proportion of the available energy from the detonation energy that exists. This understanding may enable the overall blast energy efficiency
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th International Symposium on Shock Waves 2
Editors G. Ben-Dor, O. Sadot, O. Igra
PublisherCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-44866-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-44864-0
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2017


  • Airblast
  • Energy flux
  • Shock waves
  • Energy distribution
  • Explosion


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