A Method for the Computation of Hollow Cylinder Explosions

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Aivars Celmiņš

U. S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

J. Appl. Mech 36(2), 217-220 (Jun 01, 1969) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3564610 History: Received June 25, 1968; Revised October 23, 1968; Online September 14, 2011


The collapse velocity of the liner in a hollow cylinder explosion is difficult to obtain experimentally and asymptotic formulas for the velocity are unavailable for such explosions. This paper presents a method for the computation of the collapse and fragment velocities by solving numerically the flow equations of an idealized flow of the explosive fumes. The results agree with available experimental data.

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