The design and construction of a hypersonic waterjet apparatus is described. Jet velocities from 0.5 to 5 km/s have been achieved using a high explosive charge. Images are obtained in situ on various target substrates using a high-speed framing camera. Experimental results are shown for the impact of high velocity waterjets on propellants and high explosive samples. By observing the impact of the waterjet at a wide range of velocities a safety threshold can be determined where no reaction takes place.
B. L. Weeks et al., "Design of a Hypersonic Waterjet Apparatus Driven by High Explosives," Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 72, no. 8, pp. 3482-3484, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Aug 2001.
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