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Spall Fracture


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

About this book


Shock-induced dynamic fracture of solids is of practical importance in many areas of materials science, chemical physics, engineering, and geophysics. This book, by an international roster of authors, comprises a systematic account of the current state of research in the field, integrating the large amount of work done in the former Soviet Union with the work done in the West.
Topics covered include: Wave propagation, experimental techniques and measurements, spallation of materials of different classes (metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers), constitutive models of fracture processes, and computer simulations.


ceramics chemical physics geophysics modeling polymer

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.M.S. L-206 Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Poulter LaboratorySRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Problems of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka Moscow RegionRussia
  4. 4.Institute for High Energy DensitiesRussian Academy of Sciences IVTANMoscowRussia

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