Detonation-propelled shocks in tubular charges as a two-phase problem

Irina Brailovsky, Gregory Sivashinsky*

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The article is concerned with the experimentally known phenomenon of the precursor shock driven by the detonation of a tubular charge. It is shown that the basic aspects of the effect may be successfully captured within a one-dimensional two-phase version of the Chapman-Jouguet (CJ) theory. A modified CJ principle for determination of the detonation and precursor shock velocities is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)900-909
Number of pages10
JournalComptes Rendus - Mecanique
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - Nov 2012


FundersFunder number
US–Israel Binational Science Foundation2006-151
Israel Science Foundation32/09


    • Channel effect
    • Detonation in tubular charges
    • Gas-permeable explosives


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