Improved shock-detection pin arrangement

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Shockwave speeds are often measured by comparing arrival times at the tips of electrical shorting pins in a hexagonal array over two elevations (called up and down). In the conventional arrangement, the center pin is solely responsible for measuring the curvature of the wavefront. Without this datum the shock speed cannot be precisely determined. In some experiments this pin fail frequently enough to be a problem. We report a simple rearrangement between up and down designated pins which eliminates the critical reliance on a single.

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Erskine, D. J. August 1995.

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Shockwave speeds are often measured by comparing arrival times at the tips of electrical shorting pins in a hexagonal array over two elevations (called up and down). In the conventional arrangement, the center pin is solely responsible for measuring the curvature of the wavefront. Without this datum the shock speed cannot be precisely determined. In some experiments this pin fail frequently enough to be a problem. We report a simple rearrangement between up and down designated pins which eliminates the critical reliance on a single.

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OSTI as DE95017071

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  • American Physical Society biennial conference on shock compression of condensed matter, Seattle, WA (United States), 13-18 Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE95017071
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--121519
  • Report No.: CONF-950846--55
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 108189
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626497

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Erskine, D. J. Improved shock-detection pin arrangement, article, August 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626497/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.