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Impactful Times

Memories of 60 Years of Shock Wave Research at Sandia National Laboratories

Benefits

  • Features individual recollections of researchers involved in shock wave research at Sandia National Laboratories from 1955 to the present

  • Describes the trials, tribulations, excitement, and successes involved in developing experimental, theoretical, and computational capabilities and the major advances made over the last 60 years at Sandia in the field of shock wave phenomena

  • Contains over 900 references to key publications by Sandia researchers in developing shock wave technologies

  • Highlights several major applications of shock wave technology enabled by the research, including analysis of the turret explosion aboard the USS Battleship Iowa and the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet impact on Jupiter

Book

Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Building Shock Wave Capabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 3-17
    3. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 19-47
    4. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 49-83
    5. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 85-125
    6. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 127-170
    7. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 171-214
    8. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 215-262
    9. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 263-272
  3. Memories of Shock Wave Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 275-594
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 595-668

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a history of shock compression science, including development of experimental, material modeling, and hydrodynamics code technologies over the past six decades at Sandia National Laboratories. The book is organized into a discussion of major accomplishments by decade with over 900 references, followed by a unique collection of 45 personal recollections detailing the trials, tribulations, and successes of building a world-class organization in the field. It explains some of the challenges researchers faced and the gratification they experienced when a discovery was made. Several visionary researchers made pioneering advances that integrated these three technologies into a cohesive capability to solve complex scientific and engineering problems. What approaches worked, which ones did not, and the applications of the research are described. Notable applications include the turret explosion aboard the USS Iowa and the Shoemaker-Levy comet impact on Jupiter. The personal anecdotes and recollections make for a fascinating account of building a world-renowned capability from meager beginnings. 

This book will be inspiring to the expert, the non expert, and the early-career scientist. Undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering who are contemplating different fields of study should find it especially compelling.

Keywords

Sandia National Laboratories History Shock Compression Science Shock Wave Experimental Methods Shock Wave History Shock Wave Hydrodynamics Shock Wave Phenomena History Shock Wave Research at Sandia Shoemaker Levy 9 Comet USS Battleship Iowa

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  4. 4.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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