sympathetic detonation


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sympathetic detonation

[‚sim·pə′thed·ik ‚det·ən′ā·shən]
(engineering)
Explosion caused by the transmission of a detonation wave through any medium from another explosion.
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The report said the containers were stacked so closely together and in such a quantity to guarantee a complete and instantaneous sympathetic detonation.
A sympathetic detonation test involves several munitions that have been placed in their packaged configuration and stacked close together as they would be for transport or storage.
When sympathetic detonation occurs, steel bomb casing fragments are generated.
This model accomplished the same tasks faster than the hydrocode because it was designed specifically to model both the flyer plate test and a generalized round-to-round sympathetic detonation test.
The simplified model and flyer plate test have proven to be a very effective way of understanding and obtaining real solutions for the very complicated problem of sympathetic detonation between stored munitions.
Sympathetic detonation occurs with sensitive explosives, such as dynamite.
To minimize sympathetic detonation from one explosive deck to another, the stemming decks in dry holes should have a minimum length of 6X the diameter of the blasthole.
Drill cuttings, which are commonly used for stemming decks, are less effective than crushed stone for the prevention of sympathetic detonation and precompression.