Title: A simple blast wave model for bursting spheres based on numerical simulation
Authors: Vanderstraeten, B
Lefebvre, MH
Berghmans, Jan #
Issue Date: Apr-1996
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Series Title: Journal of Hazardous Materials vol:46 issue:2-3 pages:145-157
Abstract: This paper deals with blast waves generated by a bursting spherical vessel filled with a pressurized gas. A large number of numerical simulations are performed. From the results of the simulations, a simple model comparable to the TNT-equivalent model is derived. The new blast wave model consists of a single relationship between the scaled peak overpressure and the scaled distance. Moreover, a closed-form expression for the explosion efficiency as function of the initial velocity only is provided.
ISSN: 0304-3894
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Applied Mechanics and Energy Conversion Section
# (joint) last author

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