blast wave


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blast wave

A sharply defined wave of increased pressure rapidly propagated through a surrounding medium from a center of detonation or similar disturbance.
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Noun1.blast wave - a region of high pressure travelling through a gas at a high velocity; "the explosion created a shock wave"
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
sonic boom - an explosive sound caused by the shock wave of an airplane traveling faster than the speed of sound; "a sonic boom follows an aircraft as a wake follows a ship"
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If the explosion is some distance away, it could take 30 seconds or more for the blast wave to hit.
associated with the blast wave generated by the detonation of an explosive
A heritage statement with the planning application said: "The explosion caused physical damage to the properties in several different ways, including the blast wave, shock waves, fragmentation, vibration and the blast wind.
These changes provide evidence that the explosion's blast wave has moved beyond the ring into a region with less dense gas.
However, as per local sources, intensification of blast wave to prevent Russia and Central Asian countries becoming the part of design against CPEC project.
The negative pressure phase of a blast wave is usually much smaller and longer in duration than the positive phase; accordingly, it is generally ignored in blast resistant analysis.
These can be primary when they result from blast wave itself, secondary caused by blast fragments, tertiary due to structural collapse or by push against an object, or quaternary due to burns or other indirect injuries.
It is easy to see that the strike targeted the area close to the school building that was damaged by the blast wave," Rudskoi said.
Apart from human loss and injuries, an IED explosion causes damage to vehicles and property primarily through the blast wave, heat and fires.
A study of the blast wave showed that the flying fragmentation shrapnel pierced the victims' car and damaged shops on the other side of the road.
MAKING A POINT Chart in Taiwan shows blast wave caused by the bomb
The blast wave raises them and the penetrated flame from technological devices or aspiration system ignites it.