High-Pressure Shock Compression of Solids II

Dynamic Fracture and Fragmentation

  • Lee Davison
  • Dennis E. Grady
  • Mohsen Shahinpoor

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Anna K. Zurek, Marc André Meyers
    Pages 25-70
  3. Sun Chengwei, Zhuang Shiming, Wang Yanping, Liu Cangli
    Pages 71-89
  4. W. L. Fourney, R. D. Dick
    Pages 121-149
  5. Andrew J. Piekutowski
    Pages 150-175
  6. J. A. Ang, B. D. Hansche
    Pages 176-193
  7. D. R. Curran, L. Seaman
    Pages 340-365
  8. John Eftis
    Pages 399-451
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 473-483

About this book


This volume concerns the fracture and fragmentation of solid materials that occurs when they are subjected to extremes of stress applied at the highest possible rates. The plan for the volume is to address experimental, theoretical, and com­ putational aspects of high-rate dynamic fracture and fragmentation, with emphasis on recent work. We begin with several chapters in which the emphasis falls on experimental methods and observations. These chapters address both macroscopic responses and the microscopic cause of these re­ sponses. This is followed by several chapters emphasizing modeling-the physical explanation and mathematical representation of the observations. Some of the models are deterministic, while others focus on the stochastic aspects of the observations. Often, the ov\!rall objective of investigation of dynamic fracture and fragmentation phenomena is provision of a means for predicting the entire course of an event that begins with a stimulus such as an impact and proceeds through a complicated deformation and fracture pro­ cess that results in disintegration of the body and formation of a rapidly expanding cloud of debris fragments. Analysis of this event usually involves development of a continuum theory and computer code that captures the experimental observations by incorporating models of the important pheno­ mena into a comprehensive description of the deformation and fracture pro­ cess. It is to this task that the work of the last few chapters is devoted.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lee Davison
    • 1
  • Dennis E. Grady
    • 2
  • Mohsen Shahinpoor
    • 3
  1. 1.Engineering Science CenterSandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Experimental Impact Physics Dept.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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