Oxy-acetylene driven laboratory scale shock tubes for studying blast wave effects.

  title={Oxy-acetylene driven laboratory scale shock tubes for studying blast wave effects.},
  author={A. Courtney and L. Andrusiv and M. Courtney},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  volume={83 4},
  • A. Courtney, L. Andrusiv, M. Courtney
  • Published 2012
  • Physics, Medicine
  • The Review of scientific instruments
  • This paper describes the development and characterization of modular, oxy-acetylene driven laboratory scale shock tubes. Such tools are needed to produce realistic blast waves in a laboratory setting. The pressure-time profiles measured at 1 MHz using high-speed piezoelectric pressure sensors have relevant durations and show a true shock front and exponential decay characteristic of free-field blast waves. Descriptions are included for shock tube diameters of 27-79 mm. A range of peak pressures… CONTINUE READING
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