Coursen, D. Linn Dynatec Explosives Consultants, Inc., Española, New Mexico.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Blast and shock
- Effects of scale
- Damage to structures
- Combustion and detonation
- Gas and dust explosions
- Types of Explosives
- Industrial explosives
- Military explosives
- Primers, boosters, igniters, and squibs
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A substance containing a large amount of stored energy that can be released suddenly, thereby converting the substance into compressed gases or numerous fragments that expand with great force or velocity. An explosion is a sudden expansion of matter into a much larger volume than it formerly occupied, or a sudden increase in the pressure exerted by confined matter.
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