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Shock waves

  1. Aug 20, 2009 #1
    Hi could someone tell me a little more about shockwaves? I have looked everywhere but cannot find anywhere that shows explosive yield to blast radius and the dangers to human of being at different proximities to a blast. I know the closer you are to one the more likely you are to suffer internal injuries from the wave slamming into your body. Could really do with a chart or diagram displaying the various zones.

    Also could someone tell me if a shockwave travelling through atmosphere can carry on at the same strength if it encounters a vaccum?

    Just to put minds at rest im interested in protection from shockwaves not causing one myself!

    Thankyou in advance.
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  3. Aug 22, 2009 #2
    Watch this lecture, it has some good explanation

    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-02Electricity-and-MagnetismSpring2002/VideoAndCaptions/detail/embed10.htm [Broken]

    you can watch the whole set as well, to understand the cause of shockwaves

    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-02Electricity-and-MagnetismSpring2002/VideoAndCaptions/index.htm [Broken]

    Good luck :)
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