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Synonyms for detonation

Synonyms for detonation

a violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves

Synonyms for detonation

a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

the act of detonating an explosive

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He added: "The damage which I have described is consistent with the detonation having occurred of about 30lbs of typical blasting explosive."
For every fuel and fuel/air ratio, there's a critical temperature/pressure at which combustion ceases and detonation begins: combustion moving faster than the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom shock wave.
Reporter Joan Cummins told viewers: "A few moments ago there was a controlled detonation on scrapland behind the house.
The session will be a part of a webcast series by the organization called Grand Rounds and among the presenters for this month's upcoming presentation on protection measures during a nuclear detonation are radiation experts, emergency response officials, and Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at CDC, Dan Sosin.
Above-Deck Detonation. Dynamite is located in the middle of the bridge, 80 centimeters above the deck.
The channel consists of a short narrow segment for detonation initiation (preliminary chamber), a conical part for DW passing into a segment of a larger diameter (detonation chamber), and a working chamber.
The group usually employs the term to refer to casualties caused by the accidental detonation of weapons or explosives used in attacks against Israel.
BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army announced Saturday the discovery and detonation of an explosive device near the northeastern town of Arsal.
The Kamlet-Jacobs formulas were employed to calculate the detonation properties including the detonation velocity (D) and pressure (P).
Aluminum in its powdered form generally does not react quickly enough to contribute to the detonation front itself [1]; however, it can react in the products of the condensed phase explosive or in the surrounding atmosphere, significantly contributing to the strength and acceleration of the blast wave.
However, accomplishing a complete coupling detonation wave is impossible even when the boreholes are completely filled with explosives [7].
[beaucoup moins que] Dans le cadre de la lutte antiterroriste, un detachement de l'Armee nationale populaire a decouvert et detruit, le 15 novembre 2016, lors d'une operation de fouille et de ratissage a Bouira (1re Region militaire), sept casemates de terroristes, un atelier de fabrication d'explosifs, quarante-quatre bombes de confection artisanale et des outils de detonation [beaucoup plus grand que], precise-t-on de meme source.
A new type of fallout forensics can reconstruct nuclear blasts decades after detonation. By measuring the relative abundance of various elements in debris from nuclear explosions, researchers say, they can estimate the amount of energy released during the initial blast.