Gauging the fireball: simulation and testing

Laurie Clough, Simon Clubley

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Abstract

Little is known of the effects of combined blast and thermal loading on structures within an explosive fireball. This paper documents and discusses results from temperature, flux, strain and pressure gauges within a fireball of a con-ventional open arena trial using a 41kg TNT equivalent yield explosive. Plans to simulate an intense thermal fireball environment using a bespoke thermal tile are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Symposium on Interaction of the Effects of Munitions with Structures - Potsdam, Germany
Duration: 17 Sep 201320 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference15th International Symposium on Interaction of the Effects of Munitions with Structures
CountryGermany
CityPotsdam
Period17/09/1320/09/13

Keywords

  • blast load
  • explosive testing
  • thermal

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