detonation wave

detonation wave

[‚det·ən′ā·shən ‚wāv]
(fluid mechanics)
A shock wave that accompanies detonation and has a shock front followed by a region of decreasing pressure in which the reaction occurs.
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1], the shape has a significant effect on the dissipation of the detonation wave arising in front of the vehicle.
This is a transient state where the detonation wave overshoots its steady state velocity.
Pulse detonation wave engines will propel a vehicle at high speeds by harnessing the shockwaves created during the ignition of the fuel charge.
The point of ignition and ignition explosive Semtex was selected in such a manner that the detonation wave would be directed approximately in parallel with material length.
Unlike a detonation wave, a deflagration wave gives the star time to expand.
Occasionally the detonation wave fails to "turn the corners" near the detonator or booster, so a small amount of unreacted explosive is left to be ejected in a direction determined by its position relative to the main charge.
The VOD of an explosive is the rate at which the detonation wave moves through the explosive charge.
Once a detonation wave begins, it keeps expanding outwards," Flynn added.
The front of detonation wave forms an angle y with an edge of primary charge (Fig.
The cylinder is impact by the plate, and a detonation wave is induced in the explosive.