The physics, chemistry and dynamics of explosions. Academic Article uri icon


  • The motivation for devoting a Theme Issue to explosions is discussed. As subsequent articles in the issue are written with the assumption that the reader has had a certain amount of previous exposure to the subject, some of the history and necessary background information are presented here. The topics on explosions that will be encountered in the remaining articles are previewed. Finally, several important future outstanding research problems, beyond those addressed in the following articles, are discussed, with the objective of complementing the coverage of explosions in this issue.

published proceedings

  • Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci

altmetric score

  • 1.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Oran, E. S., & Williams, F. A.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Oran, Elaine S||Williams, Forman A

publication date

  • February 2012