19. Foams for Blast Mitigation

  1. Paul Stevenson
  1. A. Britan,
  2. H. Shapiro and
  3. G. Ben-Dor

Published Online: 8 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119954620.ch19

Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications

Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications

How to Cite

Britan, A., Shapiro, H. and Ben-Dor, G. (2012) Foams for Blast Mitigation, in Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications (ed P. Stevenson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119954620.ch19

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. Protective Technologies R&D Center, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470660805

Online ISBN: 9781119954620



  • foams for blast mitigation;
  • blast wave mitigation in foams, two interrelated features;
  • high heat capacity of liquid phase and strong compressibility gas phase;
  • free field tests;
  • blast-generated shock, and fireball to avoid electrical perturbations;
  • foam impedance and barrier thickness;
  • foam shattering;
  • SE program and dynamic effects, a challenge;
  • simulations and blast wave mitigation in foam, and physical patterns;
  • foam, with unstable bubble structure


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Free Field Tests

  • Shock Tube Testing

  • Theoretical Approaches

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References