SHOCK WAVE PROPAGATION IN AN OBSTRUCTED AREA
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15 - 27
ANTOINE GAUTIER, ISABELLE SOCHET, EMMANUEL LAPEBIE, AZAD BOUBRIT
The aim of this study is to characterize the behaviour and propagation of a shock wave in an obstructed area. The recent literature demonstrates the attenuation of shock wave versus the obstacle shape and matrix arrangement. The paper will present an experimental work conducted at a small scale. The shock wave is created from the detonation of a hemispherical gaseous charge confined in a bubble on a surface. The obstruction zone is obtained by rigid vertical cylinders in an open area. Influences of distribution and areal density of the cylinders as function of the mass of explosive charge are investigated. The blast wave is characterized by using pressure sensors and a high-speed camera. Hence, the pressure sensors acquired overpressure and the arrival time. The propagation and reflexion, diffraction of shock wave, are analysed from the pictures produced during the visualization tests.
shock waves, cylinders, experiments, shock/obstacles interaction, obstruction