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TNT calculation

TNT calculation

TNT calculation

Would somebody have a way of calculating the TNT (level of explosion) of a substance?
Say I have 100 lb of ammonia, if released, how much of an area would be affected? Is there a way of calculating this?
Thank you!

RE: TNT calculation


The Wikipedia article describes calculating energy from the decomposition of the explosive substance to the gaseous species that would then in turn do work on the surroundings; it also makes reference to relative strengths of various substances and I think ammonia would be studied enough that there should be literature on this.

Hope this sets you on the right path.

RE: TNT calculation

jari001, many thanks for the link. It was very helpful.

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