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Exploding rocks

Abstract:

This modelling is motivated by recent experimental work, in which a vertical column of rock under large pressure is suddenly depressurised, so that it explodes, in a sequence of horizontal fractures that forms from the top down. The resulting blocks are lifted off and ejected. This experiment provides a framework for understanding the way in which catastrophic explosion can occur, and is motivated by the corresponding phenomenon of magmatic explosion during Vulcanian eruptions. We summarise a...

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10.1063/1.3241365

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McGuinness, MJ More by this author
Fowler, AC More by this author
Journal:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Volume:
1168
Pages:
1442-1445
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1551-7616
ISSN:
0094-243X
URN:
uuid:86002507-993c-4f0a-86c2-70fe8d843d2f
Source identifiers:
202955
Local pid:
pubs:202955

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