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A grenade blowing up in a room with no air

  1. Feb 23, 2016 #1
    what will happen when a grenade blow up in a room without air in it?
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2016 #2

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    There will be less noise for the neighbors.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2016 #3
    will it make the same damage as it would in a regular room?
    like what will be the damage in a vacuum chamber and will there be a big difference if in a room with normal atmosphere
     
  5. Feb 23, 2016 #4

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    The fragmentation holes in the walls will be a bit deeper.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2016 #5

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    Hey, you have sinister plans with this, or what ?
    Any practical application ? Will be hard to pull the pin and get out and then suck out all the air in a few seconds ...
    Explosive doesn't need atmosphere; damage will be about the same.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2016 #6

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    The type of grenade (Fragmentation or Concussion) might make a difference.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2016 #7
    Also heavily depends on the type of damage you consider. Assuming the room is large enough there won't be a pressure wave to consider, meaning that energy rather goes into shrapnel speed. So, you might perforate the well extremely well, but the structure might remain standing.
     
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