Science and Technology of Energetic Materials

Vol.73, No.1 (2012)


Estimation of blast wave pressures by flame propagation velocities for premixed gases
Dongjoon Kim


This study investigates blast wave pressures generated from explosions of premixed gases. The blast wave pressures were estimated using a blast model that utilizes the volume variations of a burnt gas as a pressure source. The volume variations were obtained by flame propagation velocities that were measured experimentally. Since the results of this model were in agreement with previous experimental and numerical calculation results, this model can be used to estimate quantitatively the blast wave pressures from a gas explosion using flame propagation velocities.

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blast wave, flame propagation velocities, peak overpressures, volume variation, blast model

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