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Blast wave kinematics: theory, experiments, and applications

  title={Blast wave kinematics: theory, experiments, and applications},
  author={Jorge S. D{\'i}az and Sam E. Rigby},
Measurements of the time of arrival of shock waves from explosions can serve as powerful markers of the evolution of the shock front for determining crucial parameters driving the blast. Using standard theoretical tools and a simple ansatz for solving the hydrodynamics equations, a general expression for the Mach number of the shock front is derived. Dimensionless coordinates are introduced allowing a straightforward visualization and direct comparison of blast waves produced by a variety of… 

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