• Dynamic calibration of shock overpressure transducers

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    • Keywords


      Exploding wire; piezoelectric transducer; calibration; shock overpressure; shock velocity

    • Abstract


      Piezoelectric transducers for dynamic overpressure measurements are commonly calibrated with static or quasistatic loads and the calibration is extrapolated to frequencies up to 30% of the resonant frequency of the piezoelectric crystal. Sinusoidal pressure generators are also used for dynamic calibration up to 500 Hz in the range of 3 MPa. This paper describes a method for dynamic calibration using transient overpressures, with rise time of 2 µsec and width 40 µsec, generated by exploding wires in air. The calibration is done in the range of 600 kPa.

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      J Harvey1 J Nandakumar1 L V Krishnan1

      1. Safety Research Laboratory, Reactor Research Centre, Kalpakkam - 603 102, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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