detonation front

detonation front

[‚det·ən′ā·shən ‚frənt]
(engineering)
The reaction zone of a detonation.
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The energy from these reactions causes the star to expand, changing its density and allowing a much faster-moving detonation front of nuclear reactions to occur.
The burning explosive acts on the surface of accelerated material in the plane of detonation front (Chapman-Jougett plane) by pressure [p.
1]] is the velocity of detonation front, [beta] [[degrees]] is the bend angle.
These techniques provide a measure of the strain induced in the rock by the detonation front of the explosive plus the kinetic energy applied by the expanding gasses of the detonating explosive.
Bauer et al (1984) state that the actual VOD can be used to calculate the volume fraction of the explosive involved in the reaction at the detonation front.
As the detonation front passes each target location a voltage 'spike' is generated.
There is a loss of shock energy at the interface between the detonation front and the wall of the charge as the shock pulse is propagated into the surrounding material.
The pressure in the detonation front of a column of explosive is related to the initial shock pulse in the rock mass.
The NRL simulation is used to study the short-time interaction between the shock wave fronts of an energetic detonation and the chemical reactions at the detonation front.