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Velocity Interferometer System For Any Reflector (VISAR): Studies Of Wave Growth In Granular Explosives
Author(s): Robert E. Setchell
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Paper Abstract

VISAR instrumentation has been used to examine how compressive waves grow towards detonation in granular explosives. In the experiments, a variety of initial waveforms have been generated in explosive samples using planar impact techniques and carefully designed projectile and target assemblies. Despite limitations due to window interfaces, VISAR measurements have provided important insights into initiation processes, and have contributed to a useful data base for the evaluation of predictive models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0427, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics I, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936275
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Robert E. Setchell, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0427:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics I
Dennis L. Paisley, Editor(s)

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