How Does a Bomb Kill? How Many People Can a Bomb Kill?

How Does a Bomb Kill? How Many People Can a Bomb Kill?. Bomb: an explosive weapon of various sizes, filled with explosive, destructive, incendiary and flammable materials and equipped with a firing device. When the bomb explodes, the shrapnel fragments inside spread out into the environment, causing fatal damage to those hit.

How Does a Bomb Kill?

The flammable, destructive and combustible shrapnel fragments in a bomb are released when it explodes. When an explosion occurs, the shrapnel fragments that are released into the environment damage everything they hit.

Blast wave : When a bomb explodes, the area around the explosion is over-pressurized, causing highly compressed air particles traveling faster than the speed of sound. This wave will dissipate in time and distance and will only exist for a few milliseconds. This first blast wave does the most damage. When this blast wave reaches a structure or person, two things will happen initially. First, the person will feel the force of the explosion, which is the primary and first effect of the shockwave. This impact instantly damages a structure or body.

Shock waves : After a blast wave strikes a surface or body, high-speed shock waves or stress waves continue to pass – traveling through the body along organs and tissues. Shock waves carry energy through the medium they travel through; they are supersonic and carry more energy than sound waves. Currently, there is no effective way to prevent shockwaves from passing through protective clothing, and in some cases protective measures may even increase the destructive effects.

Fragmentation : When the bomb explodes, the bomb casing, as well as any additional shrapnel (nails, screws or other material contained in the bomb) will be thrown violently outward and away from the explosion. When these fragments hit buildings, concrete, walls, glass and even people, they can further fragment and cause further damage. This is known as secondary fragmentation.

Fire and heat: The explosion can also create a fireball and high temperatures, which can cause burns to the human body or even secondary fires or explosions, depending on whether there are other fuel sources or flammable materials near the explosion.

Blast wind : In the blast zone, a vacuum is created by the rapid outward motion of the explosion. This vacuum will almost instantly refill itself with the surrounding atmosphere. This creates a very strong pull on any nearby person or structural surface after the initial thrust of the explosion has been transmitted. When this vacuum is refilled, it creates a high intensity wind that causes shattered objects, glass and debris to be pulled back towards the blast source.

How Many People Can a Bomb Kill?

Bombs have different effects depending on their purpose and type. There are many different types such as atomic, hydrogen, neutron and hand grenades. It is therefore impossible to know exactly how many people a bomb will kill.

On August 6, 1945, during World War II, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 80,000 people. After the explosion, tens of thousands of people exposed to radiation also died.

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