Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 2003 / Article

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Volume 10 |Article ID 647530 |

Theodore G. Jones, Jacob Grun, L. Dale Bibee, Charles Manka, Alexandra Landsberg, Daniel Tam, "Laser-Generated Shocks and Bubbles as Laboratory-Scale Models of Underwater Explosions", Shock and Vibration, vol. 10, Article ID 647530, 11 pages, 2003.

Laser-Generated Shocks and Bubbles as Laboratory-Scale Models of Underwater Explosions

Received19 Jan 2002
Revised03 Sep 2002


Underwater shocks and bubbles were generated using a high energy pulsed laser system. The advantages of this experimental approach are: (1) precisely controlled and measured experimental conditions; (2) improved diagnostics, including extensive imaging capabilities; (3) unique experiments, including a simultaneously detonated line charge; and (4) the ability to provide validation quality data for hydrodynamic simulation codes. Bubble sensitivity to variation of several experimental parameters was examined. Numerical simulations were performed corresponding to the experimental shots, showing that empirical bubble theory, experimental bubble data, and simulations were all in good agreement.

Copyright © 2003 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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