Electrical explosion of conductors in the high-pressure zone of a convergent shock wave

A. G. Rousskikh, V. I. Oreshkin, A. Yu Labetsky, S. A. Chaikovsky, A. V. Shishlov

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Abstract

The effect of the environmental pressure on the electrical explosion of a conductor (fine tungsten wire of diameter 30 μm) in an insulating liquid (distilled water) is studied. The pressure in the water is produced by exploding a multiwire array with the test conductor on its axis. Along with the experiment, the magnetohydrodynamic simulation of the explosion is carried out. It is shown that a high pressure produced in the explosion zone retards the electrical explosion of the conductor and, consequently, increases the explosion energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-576
Number of pages6
JournalTechnical Physics
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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