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blast wave

(blast wāv)
A supersonic pressure front generated by a high-grade explosive.

blast wave

A shock wave produced by a blast or explosion. The wave front consists of air under very high pressure that can cause great damage to people, objects, and structures.
See also: wave
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Blast injuries to ocular structures and the visual system, with special emphasis on those injuries caused by the primary blast wave, are a significant concern among healthcare providers due to the high prevalence of blast injuries seen over the past two decades of conflict in the Middle East.
In order to better understand the expansion of high explosive blast waves in confined geometries of a building (Figure 6), 3D finite element modeling using the Ansys-cfx sotware was performed.
Measurement of blast wave by a miniature fiber optic pressure transducer in the rat brain.
Both exhibited the hallmarks of strong circumstellar interaction with a supernova blast wave.
The load was defined using a velocity boundary condition with a triangular amplitude curve and a peak value equivalent to the initial particle velocity of the blast wave.
The blast wave from this explosion will damage essential public services and mean the loss of many hard working council employees.
A mile from ground zero the blast wave was traveling at 190 mph, placing 1,180 pounds of overpressure per square foot on building walls, instantly flattening most structures.
Journalists have generally had hours -- not minutes or seconds -- to craft a story from the blast wave of facts and factoids that comes in the wake of a bombshell.
A three-hour autopsy conducted on June 10 on the body of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi showed that he died of massive "tearing and bruising" of his lungs caused by the blast wave from the two 226-kilogram bombs dropped on the safe house where he was hiding on June 6.
At the initial stage there was this blast wave which is what most people were reporting.
Everything in the path of the blast wave was damaged inside the flats.
BLI is a direct consequence of a blast wave from a high-explosive detonation striking the body and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality both at the scene and among initial survivors.