Combustion & Explosions

  • Due Nov 17, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Nov 17, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited

Instructions

Watch the following video tutorial:
http://youtu.be/SS4e7RS9gss

[PDF of Slides]

Summary:

• There are two types of combustion: deflagration and detonation
• Deflagration is slow combustion, such as flames, fires and gasoline explosions.
• Detonation is rapid combustion, such as high explosives and atomic blasts.
• Large deflagrations used in special effects are often dust or vapor explosions.
• Detonation explosions produce dangerous high-pressure blast waves.

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Optional: Watch this video of a shock tube cannon shooting ping pong balls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9RcBVk08Tw

 

Optional: Watch this newsreel footage featuring the "Survival Town" atomic test:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM1MNas9OUs

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