Shock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library, Vol. 2
This book is the ?rst of severalSolids volumes in theShock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library. These volumes are primarily concerned with high-pressure shock waves in solid media, including detonation, high-velocity impact, and penetration. Thisvolumecontainseightarticles.The?rstthreedescriberecent,exciting advancesinthreeexperimentalareas:ultrashortshockdynamicsattheatomic and molecular scale, very-high pressure equations of state measurements using the Z accelerator, and failure waves associated with impact failure of brittle solids. The subsequent four chapters are foundational, covering eq- tionsofstate,elastic–plasticshockwaves,continuumplasticity,andnumerical methods. The ?nal article describes recent progress in mesoscale modeling of heterogeneous reactive solids. The articles are each self-contained, and can be read independently of each other, though, of course, they are thematically interrelated. They o?er a timely reference, for beginners as well as professional scientists and engineers, coveringboththefoundationsandnewviewpointsofshockwavesinsolids,and includeburgeoningdevelopments.Thefollowingaresupplementarycomments on some of the outstanding issues described in this volume. For many decades the primary signi?cance of shock wave research in solids has been the determination of high-pressure equations of state (EOS) for weapons analysis, geophysics and astrophysics applications, as well as mat- ials science focusing on the synthesis of ultra-hard materials such as diamond.
Numbered and bounded collection of specifically commissioned volumes on basic fundamental and applied aspects of shock wave science and technologyUnique collection, the library as a whole sets out to comprehensively and authoritatively cover and reveiw at research level the subject matter with all its ramifications