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American Institute of Physics

The Physics of Explosives and Blast Helmets

Caption: Pressure contours show the effect of a front-facing blast at various times after detonating 1.5 kg of C4 explosives from a distance of three meters. Black represents 1.0 atmosphere of pressure, and red indicates pressures over 3.5 atmospheres.

Credit: NRL's Laboratory for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics

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