The Formation and Propagation of Intense Pressure Pulses in Water

date October 17, 1985
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Thursday, October 17, 1985 3:30 p.m.

Dennis Wilson
Mechanical Engineering Department
The University of Texas at Austin

This research is concerned with a theoretical investigation of intense pressure pulses in water. These pulses are due to the bow and recompression shocks created by a projectile which is fired from an electromagnetic rail gun. The velocities are on the order of 10 km/s and the associated overpressures are 10,000 atmospheres.