© 1993

High-Pressure Shock Compression of Solids

  • J. R. Asay
  • M. Shahinpoor

Part of the High-Pressure Shock Compression of Condensed Matter book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. M. B. Boslough, J. R. Asay
    Pages 7-42
  3. L. M. Barker, M. Shahinpoor, L. C. Chhabildas
    Pages 43-73
  4. T. J. Ahrens
    Pages 75-113
  5. W. Herrmann
    Pages 115-185
  6. D. E. Grady, M. E. Kipp
    Pages 265-322
  7. J. M. McGlaun, P. Yarrington
    Pages 323-353
  8. J. R. Asay, M. Shahinpoor
    Pages 355-360
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 361-393

About this book


This book presents a set of basic understandings of the behavior and response of solids to propagating shock waves. The propagation of shock waves in a solid body is accompanied by large compressions, decompression, and shear. Thus, the shear strength of solids and any inelastic response due to shock­ wave propagation is of the utmost importance. Furthermore, shock compres­ sion of solids is always accompanied by heating, and the rise of local tempera­ ture which may be due to both compression and dissipation. For many solids, under a certain range of impact pressures, a two-wave structure arises such that the first wave, called the elastic prescursor, travels with the speed of sound; and the second wave, called a plastic shock wave, travels at a slower speed. Shock-wave loading of solids is normally accomplished by either projectile impact, such as produced by guns or by explosives. The shock heating and compression of solids covers a wide range of temperatures and densities. For example, the temperature may be as high as a few electron volts (1 eV = 11,500 K) for very strong shocks and the densification may be as high as four times the normal density.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. R. Asay
    • 1
  • M. Shahinpoor
    • 2
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title High-Pressure Shock Compression of Solids
  • Editors J.R. Asay
    M. Shahinpoor
  • Series Title High-Pressure Shock Compression of Condensed Matter
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-97964-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6943-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-0911-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 393
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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