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A SHOCK-WAVE ENERGY ABSORBER: THE DEVICE AND MATHEMATICAL MODEL

AUTHOR/S: I. LOMIDZE, N. CHIKHRADZE, E. MATARADZE, T. KRAUTHAMMER
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 1, 349-356 pp

ABSTRACT

We propose a device which produces a high density cloud of spray that is consisted
mostly of water micro droplets. The cloud automatically occurs when an electromagnetic
pulse or/and shock wave from a close explosion matches the device. The ratio
of absorbed energy of the dangerous shock wave depends on the density of the cloud
and on its spreading speed as well as on the size and the mass of micro droplets. We
have developed a mathematical model of physical processes in the Absorber. Numerical
simulations show satisfactory assumption with our experimental data. Some
recommendations are proposed for the Absorber efficiency optimization.

Keywords: explosion, energy of shock wave, security in mining enterprises